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

Rules 5

1 / 30

Motorcycles must follow the rules of the road and are considered:

2 / 30

When the traffic signal light facing you is red and you intend to go straight through the intersection, what must you do first?

3 / 30

It is best to turn your front tires into the curb when you are:

4 / 30

What is intersection?

5 / 30

When entering a blind intersection how should you proceed?

6 / 30

Why should you reduce your speed when driving at night?

7 / 30

When driving in fog, you should use your:

8 / 30

What does the solid white line on the right edge of the road represent?

9 / 30

When encountering a funeral procession you should:

10 / 30

When driving on the highway where the posted speed limit is 65 mph, yet traffic is traveling at 70 mph or more, how fast may you legally drive?

11 / 30

Driving more slowly than surrounding traffic is:

12 / 30

If you see a solid yellow line next to a broken yellow line this means:

13 / 30

Passing on the right is permitted if:

14 / 30

If you must park on an unlighted highway at night what should you do?

15 / 30

What should you do if you feel drowsy while driving?

16 / 30

When you reach a four-way stop at the same time as another car, you must yield to the car:

17 / 30

Who has right-of way when driving in a traffic circle?

18 / 30

The only way to ensure you have safely checked your blind spot is to:

19 / 30

The best way to stop quickly on a wet or icy roadway is to:

20 / 30

When making a left turn from a single left-turn lane, a green arrow indicates that:

21 / 30

When entering a freeway you should:

22 / 30

When pulling away from the curb, you should:

23 / 30

You will find most roads are most slippery during:

24 / 30

When you come to a corner where there are no traffic lights or stop signs, you should:

25 / 30

When you are required to yield to an emergency vehicle?

26 / 30

To pass a large truck, you must:

27 / 30

You should dim your headlights when:

28 / 30

What should you do when coming to a curve?

29 / 30

Which of these statements is true about construction zones?

30 / 30

Which of the following is a basic step to take after an accident?

Your score is


If you have completed a defensive driving course, you may be able to save on your auto insurance premiums when buying a new or used car either by financing, leasing or through bank car loan.

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.

The DMV NY Written Test and You

Saying “New York” may conjure images of busy city traffic and taxis everywhere, such as we all can picture from countless movies and TV shows. But if you live in the state of New York, you know that it’s much bigger than its most famous city, and chances are you don’t actually take a taxi everywhere you go. You would probably benefit from having a driver’s license.

Whether you’re a first-time driver or a new resident, you will need some guidance on how to navigate this road.

First-Time Drivers

When you are 16 years old (and not before!) you may apply for a driver’s permit in the state of New York. You must pay the applicable fees and have the consent of your legal guardian. You also must take the DMV NY Written Test. Once you pass that test, you will get your NY driver’s permit, but you will also need to know some other specific laws. Depending on where in the state you live, you may only drive at certain times of the day and you may not drive on certain roads. Check with the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles to find out what restrictions you will face in your first years of driving.

New NY State Residents

If you are a new resident to the state of New York, but you already have a driver’s license from your previous state of residence, you must still comply with New York state laws. For instance, you may not drive in New York if you are under 16 years of age, and this applies to driving with a learner’s permit as well as a driver’s license. If you are under 18 years old, you cannot drive in New York with an out-of-state license either, and when you are applying for a new license, you must complete a valid driver’s education course. No matter your age, all New York residents must surrender out-of-state driver’s licenses within 30 days of becoming a resident.

We are here to help you! Contact us before you take your DMV NY Written Test. We have practice tests available in English and in Spanish as well as all the information you will need as you go on your journey to driving in New York.