This online DMV NY Permit Test, with multiple choice questions, is intended to help you prepare for the New York written test that is required before you can get your driver’s license.

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When coming to an intersection where you want to turn right but there is a bicyclist ahead of you, what should you do?

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If there is a railroad crossing ahead and a red flashing signal warns you of an approaching train, you must:

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When you approach a roundabout, you should:

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A flashing red light means:

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What is true about the far left lane on a multi lane highway?

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Safe speed to drive:

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Two sets of solid double yellow lines spaced two or more feet apart indicates:

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If a pedestrian is crossing the street at an intersection without crosswalks, you must:

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When a traffic signal is showing a flashing yellow light, you must:

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In bad weather, you should make you car easier to see by:

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Which of these is the proper way to change lanes?

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The safest precaution that you can take regarding the use of cell phones while driving is:

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The Accessible Parking Permit:

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When making a left turn on a circular green light, you must wait until...

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When you approach an intersection on a main road, and the intersection is blocked with traffiYou should:

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A motorist approaching a bicyclist should:

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On a roadway where traffic is moving in both directions, in what position must you be before making a left turn?

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When are you allowed to pass a school bus?

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When changing lanes you should:

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A right turn starts in the right-hand lane and end in:

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What is meant by the term "space cushion"?

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When should you drive slower?

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What is true about seat belts?

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A person whose driver license is under suspension, may:

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Most automobile skids are result of:

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What is a likely effect of taking another drug while drinking alcoholic beverages?

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Where should you start to make a u-turn from, if on a multi lane road?

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If your vehicle breaks down on a highway:

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When entering a freeway remember:

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When you see a vehicle stopped on the right shoulder of the road ahead with its hazard lights on:

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Regulatory traffic signs instruct drivers what they should, or should not do, in certain circumstances. You will be asked to identify roadway signs on the NY Permit Test.

Everything You Need to Know About the DMV NY Permit Test

Whether you’re turning 16 or 21 getting your first driver’s license, the state of New York requires that you first obtain a learner’s permit and practice with a licensed driver. To receive the learner’s permit, you need to provide some basic paperwork — birth certificate, proof of residency, etc — fill out an application, take a vision test and pass a written test.

What Information Is on the Written Test?

The written test for the permit contains information found in the New York DMV Driver’s Manual. It covers topics such as basic driving rules, state laws and road signs. The state wants to know that you can tell the difference between a stop and yield sign and what speed you need to drive in a neighborhood.

What Is the Test Format?

The test format is multiple-choice questions. While the correct answer appears in the choices, there may be similar choices to ensure that you know the correct response and aren’t just guessing.

How Many Questions and How Many Do You Need to Answer Correctly?

There are 20 questions on the test, and four of the questions are specifically about road signs. The test shows you a picture of the road sign, and you choose the correct meaning of the sign. Remember, when you’re driving, you don’t have time to read each sign.

You must answer a total of 14 questions correctly to pass. Of those 14 questions, at least two of them must be road sign questions.

Non-Native English Speaker?

If English isn’t your first language, and you don’t feel comfortable taking the test in English, the New York DMV has you covered. The DMV offers the permit test in 14 languages, including:

  • English
  • Albanian
  • Arabic
  • Bosnian
  • Chinese
  • French
  • Greek
  • Hebrew
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Polish
  • Russian
  • Spanish

How Do You Ace the Test?

Of course, what you really want to know is how to pass the test and hit the road. Driver Knowledge offers multiple practice tests to help you do just that. After getting a copy of the driver’s manual, study it. Our practice tests can help you identify areas where you need more study time and help you build the confidence to pass the test the first time.

Safe driving!