Virginia DMV Permit Test

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This is a good example of the test you will take at a DMV customer service center. If you can pass this test, the DMV exam will be just as easy. Good luck!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Legally, in Virginia you are considered to be driving under the influence if your blood alcohol content (BAC) is _____.
    • A. 

      .10% or higher

    • B. 

      .08% or higher

    • C. 

      .06% or higher

    • D. 

      .12% or higher

  • 2. 
    A driver should always leave extra space in front of the vehicle when _____.
    • A. 

      Bad road conditions exist

    • B. 

      Stopping at a stop sign

    • C. 

      Entering a freeway

    • D. 

      Making a left turn

  • 3. 
    You can exceed the posted speed limit ____.
    • A. 

      Only when you are passing a car

    • B. 

      When you do not know what the speed limit is

    • C. 

      Never

    • D. 

      When you think that your speedometer has malfunctioned

  • 4. 
    If you drive in Virginia without liability insurance coverage on your vehicle you could face _____.
    • A. 

      Higher insurance premiums

    • B. 

      A $500 fine

    • C. 

      Suspension of your driver's license

    • D. 

      All three answers are correct

  • 5. 
    When in an accident involving a parked vehicle, the correct response should be to _____.
    • A. 

      Call your insurance company immediately, and give them all the details before you leave the scene

    • B. 

      Wait until the owner returns

    • C. 

      Leave the scene

    • D. 

      Call the police, and leave a note with contact information where the owner can easily see it

  • 6. 
    Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol could impair your ability to drive an automobile and is _____.
    • A. 

      Unlawful

    • B. 

      Permitted if it is cold medicine

    • C. 

      Permitted if it is a diet pill

    • D. 

      Permitted if prescribed by a doctor

  • 7. 
    When you are changing lanes, you can check your blind spot by _____.
    • A. 

      Checking both mirrors

    • B. 

      Checking your sideview mirror

    • C. 

      Checking your rearview mirror

    • D. 

      Briefly glancing over your shoulder

  • 8. 
    When taking a right turn, you should _____.
    • A. 

      Make the turn from the right most lane

    • B. 

      Make the turn from the left most lane

    • C. 

      Make the turn from any lane

    • D. 

      Make the turn from the center lane

  • 9. 
    • A. 

      Pump the brakes three times, then hold firmly on the brake

    • B. 

      Apply the brake with a hard, firm pressure and maintain until stopped

    • C. 

      Apply the emergency brakes

    • D. 

      Pump the brakes

  • 10. 
    When beginning to make a left turn across an intersection and waiting for the traffic to clear, your front tires should be facing _____.
    • A. 

      Right

    • B. 

      Forward

    • C. 

      Left

    • D. 

      It depends on how busy the intersection is

  • 11. 
    When parking your vehicle next to an uphill curb, the right front wheel should face _____.
    • A. 

      Any of these will work

    • B. 

      Forward

    • C. 

      Left (back of the wheel against curb)

    • D. 

      Right (front of the wheel against curb)

  • 12. 
    To help other vehicles enter the freeway, you should _____.
    • A. 

      Maintain speed and position

    • B. 

      Move over a lane if it is clear

    • C. 

      Speed up

    • D. 

      Slow down

  • 13. 
    A red light flashing on a school bus means _____.
    • A. 

      Stop, look left and right for children, and continue when the flashing lights have stopped and there are no children in the road

    • B. 

      Slow down to 15 MPH and pass the bus while scanning the area

    • C. 

      Stop, look left and right for children, and proceed when clear

    • D. 

      Slow down, look left and right for children, and proceed when clear

  • 14. 
    You should _____ when you can see a flashing yellow light at an intersection.
    • A. 

      Yield to all traffic before crossing the intersection

    • B. 

      Stop, and enter the intersection when its safe

    • C. 

      None of these three answers are correct

    • D. 

      Slow down and cross the intersection

  • 15. 
    • A. 

      Look to the edge of the lane

    • B. 

      None of these three answers are correct

    • C. 

      Pull over and wait for the car to pass

    • D. 

      Flash your headlights to warn the driver ahead

  • 16. 
    The proper way to change lanes is to _____.
    • A. 

      Check blind spot, check mirrors, signal, change lane

    • B. 

      Signal, check mirrors, brake, change lane

    • C. 

      Signal, check mirrors, check blind spot, change lane

    • D. 

      Signal, check blind spot, check mirrors, change lane

  • 17. 
    A flashing yellow signal means _____.
    • A. 

      Slow down and proceed with caution

    • B. 

      You must stop immediately

    • C. 

      You must stop completely, and proceed when clear

    • D. 

      Maintain speed and proceed with caution

  • 18. 
    Without ABS brakes, you should _____  when stopping in an emergency situation.
    • A. 

      Slam on your brakes

    • B. 

      Lock up all the wheels

    • C. 

      Apply firm pressure without locking up your wheels

    • D. 

      Pump the brakes

  • 19. 
    When driving on a major highway behind a large truck, you should stay _____.
    • A. 

      No more than one car length behind

    • B. 

      Directly behind the truck

    • C. 

      To the right of the truck

    • D. 

      Farther behind than you normally would for a passenger vehicle

  • 20. 
    Many perscription drugs that are taken for headaches and allergies can _____.
    • A. 

      Help with the overall awareness in some driving situations

    • B. 

      Affect your ability to drive

    • C. 

      Calm the nervous system and actually enhance driving ability

    • D. 

      Be useful in some driving situations

  • 21. 
    The proper action to take when approaching an animal in the road is to _____.
    • A. 

      Stop immediately

    • B. 

      Focus on keeping the vehicle in control

    • C. 

      Honk your horn and flash your lights to get the attention of the animal

    • D. 

      Slow down, honk your horn, and proceed around the animal

  • 22. 
    It is unlawful to park _____.
    • A. 

      In a bicycle lane

    • B. 

      On a bridge

    • C. 

      All three answers are correct

    • D. 

      On crosswalks or sidewalks

  • 23. 
    The only time when you should drive on the shoulder to pass a car is _____.
    • A. 

      When the shoulder is wide enough

    • B. 

      If the vehicle ahead of you is turning left

    • C. 

      Never

    • D. 

      If the vehicle ahead of you has turned on their left turn signal

  • 24. 
    When making a stop at a red light or stop sign, you should _____.
    • A. 

      Stop over the crosswalk so that you can see if there is a vehicle coming

    • B. 

      Stop on the crosswalk if someone is present

    • C. 

      Stop before the crosswalk even if no one is present

    • D. 

      Stop on the crosswalk if no one is present

  • 25. 
    When approaching a flashing red signal, you should _____.
    • A. 

      Slow down, yield, and proceed with caution

    • B. 

      Slow down, yield, and proceed with caution

    • C. 

      Make a complete stop, look both ways, and proceed if clear

    • D. 

      Make a complete stop, and immediately take a right turn

  • 26. 
    • A. 

      Warning sign for draw bridge ahead

    • B. 

      Warning sign for truck ramp

    • C. 

      Warning sign for hill ahead

    • D. 

      No trucks warning sign

  • 27. 
    • A. 

      Warning of a right turn ahead

    • B. 

      Warning of a winding road ahead

    • C. 

      Warning of a right curve ahead

    • D. 

      Warning of merging traffic to the right

  • 28. 
    • A. 

      Wildlife reserve area

    • B. 

      No hunting allowed

    • C. 

      State park area

    • D. 

      Deer crossing ahead

  • 29. 
    • A. 

      2 lane traffic ahead

    • B. 

      Right curve warning ahead

    • C. 

      Merging traffic entering from the left

    • D. 

      Merging traffic entering from the right

  • 30. 
    • A. 

      Four-way intersection ahead

    • B. 

      Intersection warning, roadway ends, must turn right or left

    • C. 

      Side road intersection ahead

    • D. 

      Y intersection ahead

  • 31. 
    • A. 

      Warning for 2 lane highway

    • B. 

      Left lane ends ahead

    • C. 

      Right lane ends ahead

    • D. 

      2 way traffic warning

  • 32. 
    • A. 

      Highway exit only

    • B. 

      One lane traffic, keep to the right

    • C. 

      Road construction ahead

    • D. 

      Traffic is prohibited from entering a restricted roadway