This online DMV Permit Test NY, 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.
pedestrian using a white caneA pedestrian using a white cane means that:

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which lane for slow drivingWhen there are two or more lanes, which one you should use for slow driving?

Question 2 of 30

Following other vehicles too closelyWhat causes most rear-end accident?

Question 3 of 30

White lines on the roadway White lines on the roadway mean:

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solid yellow line on your sideA solid yellow line on your side of the road means:

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safe following distanceThe two-second rule is:

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solid white line When is a normal solid white line used as pavement marking between lanes?

Question 7 of 30

Pedestrians walking on a highwaPedestrians walking on a highway should walk when safe:

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parking facing uphill You park your car on the side of the road. You are facing uphill and there is no curb present. You should:

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Directions given by a police officer Directions given by a police officer overrule:

Question 10 of 30

Large trucks turning right Large trucks turning right onto a street with two lanes in each direction:

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traffic signal is not working Upon approaching an intersection in which a traffic signal is not working how should you proceed?

Question 12 of 30

lane with a diamond symbolA lane with a diamond symbol is for:

Question 13 of 30

left turn on red lightWhen the light is red, you may make a left turn if:

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Alcohol is a depressantAlcohol is:

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pass a vehicle on the leftYou are not allowed to pass a vehicle on the left when:

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cross solid yellow linesYou may cross solid yellow lines:

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driving at nightWhen driving at night, you can reduce the glare from an approaching car's headlights by:

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Large trucks require more timeLarge trucks require:

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tailgatedWhen driving in the fast lane, if you are tailgated, the best thing to do is?

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wheels go off the pavementIf your wheels go off the pavement:

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driving into a curveIf you are going into a curve too quickly, you should:

Question 22 of 30

Two sets of two yellow lines, solid and brokenTwo sets of two yellow lines, with solid lines on the outside and broken lines on the inside, represent what?

Question 23 of 30

cross several lanesIf you have to cross several lanes:

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low visibility conditions while drivingWhen faced with low visibility conditions while driving, you should:

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stay well behind large trucks It is important to stay well behind large trucks and buses, and out of their blind spots because:

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pass another vehicle on the rightYou may pass another vehicle on the right if it is waiting to:

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Driving off the paved roadway Driving off the paved roadway to pass another vehicle is allowed when:

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Crosswalks near schoolCrosswalks near school are painted:

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block an intersectionYou may legally block an intersection when:

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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.

Getting Ready to Take the DMV Permit Test in New York

So you’re turning 16 and getting ready to take the first steps towards independence — driving a car. Of course, the state of New York doesn’t just let you hop behind the wheel on your birthday. After getting a learner’s permit, a parent or guardian helps you learn how to drive safely before taking a practical test to get your unrestricted driver’s license. But how do you get your learners permit?

What You Need to Know About the DMV Permit Test NY

To receive your permit, you need to provide paperwork, fill out an application, pass a vision test and a written test. The written test ensures that you understand the basic rules of the roads, and it covers state laws and road signs that you see as you drive.

The test is multiple choice and consists of 20 questions. To pass, you need to answer 14 of the 20 questions correctly and answer two of the four questions specifically about road signs correctly.

Not a native English speaker? No worries! The DMV offers the written test in 14 languages, including:

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

How to Ace the Test

Like any other new information you learn, to ace the test you must study and learn. Start by downloading a copy of the New York Driver’s Manual and read through it. Believe it or not, all the answers to the written test are within the manual.

After reading through the information and studying it, visit the Driver Knowledge website to take a few practice tests. The practice tests come from information found in the driver’s manual.

Reasons to Take Practice Tests

Taking a few practice tests can help you identify any areas of weakness, so you can concentrate your study. The tests also help to familiarize you with the format of the actual test. Also, as you ace the practice, your confidence builds, so you ace the actual test.

Good luck with your studies and drive safely.


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