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Free DMV Permit Test Practice: New York 2023 | NY

Based on 2023 NY driver's license manual Available in EN, ES, RU Instant feedback

What to expect on the actual NY DMV exam

  • 20questions
  • 14correct answers to pass
  • 70%passing score
  • 16Minimum age to apply
This New York DMV practice test has just been updated for October 2023 and covers 40 of the most essential road signs and rules questions directly from the official 2023 NY Driver Handbook. The New York DMV permit test can be taken by anyone 16 years of age or older, as part of the process to get your learner’s permit. You’ll have 20 multiple-choice questions testing your knowledge of road signs, rules of the road, and safe driving laws. To pass the knowledge portion of the DMV driving test, you must answer 14 questions correctly, including at least two of four questions on road signs. There is no additional fee if you need to retake the DMV test. You may want to make a reservation online to take your NYS permit test in one of the counties associated with a larger metro area. Once you pass, your learner’s permit will be valid for 5 years. If you’re a US citizen, you can also apply for an enhanced learner permit that can be used instead of a passport to cross into Canada or Mexico. This DMV permit practice test will help you succeed as it's a simulation of the actual knowledge test.
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NY DMV driver's license

List of questions (classic view)

  1. You may NOT pass a vehicle on the left if
  2. If two vehicles approaching from opposite directions reach an intersection at about the same time,
  3. You must _________ for an emergency vehicle using flashing lights, a siren, or an air horn that is approaching you from either direction.
  4. What does this sign indicate?
  5. New York State law requires you to signal at least ________ before you turn.
  6. You may not make a U-turn wherever other drivers would be unable to see your vehicle from ________ in either direction.
  7. In New York State, vehicles approaching from either direction must stop at least _________ from a stopped school bus with its red lights flashing.
  8. At a railroad crossing, flashing red lights, lowered crossing gates, or ringing bells mean that
  9. When entering a roundabout, rotary, or traffic circle, you must yield the right-of-way to
  10. When there are double solid lines next to your lane, you are
  11. If another vehicle is passing you on the left, you should __________ until the vehicle has safely passed you.
  12. This flag person's signal indicates that you must
  13. To turn around on a narrow, two-way street, you may make
  14. You must NOT pass on the right if the vehicle you are passing
  15. In New York City, the speed limit is _______ except where otherwise posted.
  16. This service sign shows the location of
  17. For an adequate space cushion between your vehicle and the vehicle ahead of you, you should use the
  18. If you are confronted by an aggressive driver, you should
  19. If another driver is tailgaiting you, the best course of action is to
  20. This sign is
  21. In New York State, which occupants of a vehicle must wear seat belts or suitable child restraints?
  22. At an intersection, a steady yellow traffic light indicates that you must
  23. Under New York State law, it is illegal to ____ while driving.
  24. What does this sign mean?
  25. Which of the following statements about work zones is FALSE?
  26. In New York State, you are considered legally impaired if your blood alcohol content (BAC) is above
  27. When you see a triangular road sign, you must
  28. This sign indicates
  29. __________ are usually diamond shaped with black letters or symbols on a yellow background.
  30. If your rear wheels start to skid, what should you do?
  31. _________ allow vehicles to leave expressways.
  32. What does this sign mean?
  33. Dim your headlights to low beam when you are within ________ of an oncoming vehicle.
  34. In heavy rain, your vehicle's tires can ride on a film of water and lose contact with the road. This hazard is known as
  35. For better visibility in fog, rain, or snow, use
  36. This sign warns of
  37. Two-thirds of all deer-vehicle collisions occur in the months of
  38. If a tire blows out while you're driving, what should you do?
  39. If your vehicle stalls on railroad tracks when a train is approaching, what should you do?
  40. What does this sign mean?

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