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.
dim your headlightsYou should dim your headlights when:

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roads are most slippery during first rainYou will find most roads are most slippery during:

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

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

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encountering a funeral processionWhen encountering a funeral procession you should:

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 driving in fogWhen driving in fog, you should use your:

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

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feel drowsy while drivingWhat should you do if you feel drowsy while driving?

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posted speed limit is 65 mphWhen 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?

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when entering freeway merge smoothly When entering a freeway you should:

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

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pulling away from the curbWhen pulling away from the curb, you should:

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reduce your speed when driving at nightWhy should you reduce your speed when driving at night?

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

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construction zonesWhich of these statements is true about construction zones?

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

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Passing on the rightPassing on the right is permitted if:

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

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

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What is intersectionWhat is intersection?

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coming to a curveWhat should you do when coming to a curve?

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Driving slowly than surrounding trafficDriving more slowly than surrounding traffic is:

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entering a blind intersectionWhen entering a blind intersection how should you proceed?

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

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

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

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yield to an emergency vehicleWhen you are required to yield to an emergency vehicle?

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pass a large truckTo pass a large truck, you must:

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

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Leave your parking lights on If you must park on an unlighted highway at night what should you do?

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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.