This online New York 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.
pass on the leftIn most situations, you should pass another vehicle that is going in the same direction:

Question 1 of 30

vehicle hydroplaningIf your vehicle starts to hydroplane, you should:

Question 2 of 30

tire blows outIf a tire blows out:

Question 3 of 30

driver's license privilegeReceiving a driver's license is a privilege, not a right

Question 4 of 30

prevent collision with an animal To help prevent collision with an animal you should:

Question 5 of 30

Obey the policeman's signal

Question 6 of 30

Ride bicycle close to the right curbWhere there is no bicycle lane, on what portion of the road must a bicyclist ride?

Question 7 of 30

single broken lineA single broken line means:

Question 8 of 30

parking lightsDriving only with parking lights:

Question 9 of 30

crosswalk for pedestrians Two parallel lines painted across the road indicate:

Question 10 of 30

turn right to a drivewayIf you want to turn right to a driveway directly after crossing an intersection, when should you begin signaling?

Question 11 of 30

Green left arrow When you have the right of way you should:

Question 12 of 30

large trucksWhat is true about large trucks?

Question 13 of 30

Pedestrians have the right-of-wayWho has the right-of-way at an intersection with no crosswalk?

Question 14 of 30

double parkingWhich of the following is true about double parking?

Question 15 of 30

entering a freewayWhen entering a freeway you should:

Question 16 of 30

red lightA red light means:

Question 17 of 30

Solid yellow linesYellow lines are used to separate:

Question 18 of 30

Fasten your safety beltWhich of the following statements is true?

Question 19 of 30

Scan your surroundings When looking ahead of your vehicle while driving, you should:

Question 20 of 30

passing laneWhen you have three lanes of traffic all going in the same direction which lane is best for passing?

Question 21 of 30

drive across the solid white line on the right sideUnder what circumstances can you drive across the solid white line on the right side of a highway?

Question 22 of 30

do not park in front of a driveway You may legally park in front of a driveway:

Question 23 of 30

approaching a yield signWhen approaching a yield sign:

Question 24 of 30

enter the flow of traffic on a highway The safest way to enter the flow of traffic on a highway with a very short entrance lane is to:

Question 25 of 30

right-of-way to oncoming cars Before turning left, the right-of-way should be given to oncoming cars:

Question 26 of 30

backing up When backing up:

Question 27 of 30

turning left onto a one way roadIn to which lane should you turn if you are turning left onto a one way road?

Question 28 of 30

miss highway exitWhen you planning to leave the highway and you miss your exit:

Question 29 of 30

make a left hand turn Before you make a left hand turn you must signal continuously during the last ____ feet before the turn

Question 30 of 30



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.

Essential Information for Passing the New York Permit Test

Turning 16 and getting your permit to drive is your first step towards adulthood. Driving provides you with an independence that you haven’t had yet. The New York DMV allows 16-year-olds to apply for a permit to learn how to drive before qualifying for an unrestricted driver’s license.

Before you can get your permit to learn to drive with a parent or guardian, you must provide paperwork, pass a vision test and pass a written test. The written permit test covers the basic rules of driving, road signs and laws specific to New York motor vehicles.


The questions for the permit test come directly from the New York Driver’s Manual and cover anything from speed limits in a school zone to laws and ramifications for drunk driving.

When you arrive to take your test, you’ll be happy to find that the test is multiple choice. However, along with the correct answer, there are similar answers, so you need to know the information to pass the test.

Score Needed to Pass the Permit Test

As within any test, you’re probably wondering how many questions you need to answer correctly to pass. The test features 20 questions, and you must answer 14 questions.

However, four of the questions pertain information on road signs. You must get at least two of these questions right as part of the total 14 correctly answered questions. So it’s possible to answer 14 questions correctly and still fail.

The Easy Way to Pass the Test

After downloading the driver’s manual, take some time to read it and go back to any sections you might feel like you didn’t understand or don’t remember. Then visit the Driver Knowledge website to take a couple of the practice tests for the New York permit test. The website offers practice tests in both English and Spanish.

Taking a practice test helps build confidence and ace the test. You can go back and study the sections in the manual of any questions that you missed on the practice test.

Safe driving!