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

Rules 4

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Speed limit signs indicate the maximum speed during ideal conditions

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A school bus is stopped on a 2 way undivided road with flashing red lights, you must:

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In a construction area what is a 'flagger'...?

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A traffic light which has a green arrow and a red light means that:

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The center left turn lane may be used for:

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What should you do if you are driving and see an emergency vehicle with flashing lights behind you?

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A U-turn is not permitted:

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You are driving down a two lane road where there is a bicyclist to your right and oncoming traffic approaching on the left. What is the best strategy to pass the bicyclist safely?

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Which of the following has the right-of-way over all others at an intersection when the light is green?

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If two vehicles arrive at an uncontrolled intersection at approximately the same time, the right-of-way should be given to:

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When approaching a stop sign where there is no stop line or marked crosswalk at the intersection:

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If you are in an intersection waiting to turn left and the light turns yellow, you should:

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You are required to stop your vehicle:

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If your car has air bags, you should use your seatbelt:

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A solid line at the left of your lane means:

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If someone is tailgating you, you should:

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If a vehicle in front of you is stopped at a crosswalk on a multi-lane road, you should:

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When should you use your car's signals?

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When turning left onto a one way road with two lanes you must:

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Passing using the unpaved shoulder is:

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If you're driving on a freeway and a vehicle is attempting to merge into your lane, you should:

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When the light is red, you may make a right turn after:

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Crosswalks are always:

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If you are on the other side of a divided highway coming toward a school bus with flashing red lights you should:

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When waiting to turn left, which way should you have your tires pointed?

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If another vehicle is trying to pass you on the left, you should:

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What might you see on a highway that tells you that the lane you are in may force you to turn?

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Who must stop when a school bus, with flashing red lights, is stopped on a four lane road with no median separation?

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If you see orange construction signs and cones on an expressway, you must:

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Why is it necessary to shoulder-check when changing lanes?

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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.

Reasons to Take the NY DMV Practice Test

Turning 16 is a rite of passage, and also, the age you get to learn to drive a car in New York. Of course, you need to spend some time with a parent or guardian on the road with a learner’s permit. To receive a learner’s permit, you must first pass a written test. New York needs to know that you understand the basic rules of the road and recognize common road signs.

The test is multiple choice and consists of 20 questions. To pass, answer 14 questions correctly along with answering two of the four road signs questions correctly. The test is available in 14 languages, so you can take it in your native language. So how do you study? After reading through the driver’s manual, a practice test provides many benefits. 

Get Comfortable With the Format

The practice test is the same format as the actual test you take. After taking a couple of practice test, you’ll find it’s easier to find the correct answer and understand the possible pitfalls, such as answers that sound right but aren’t. If you don’t “test well” or have test anxiety, then these tests can help assuage your fears and make it easier when you take the actual test. 

Find Areas of Weakness

You have your road signs memorized but you aren’t so sure about the speed limit in a residential area. Well, a practice shows you the correct answer as you complete the test. This can help you identify areas of weakness, so you know where to spend your time studying. The questions on the practice and actual tests come from the driver’s manual, so you know where to find all the answers.

Build Confidence

You want to walk into the DMV on test day knowing that you’re going to ace it. As you take each practice test and your scores improve, you build confidence that can help you pass the actual test. 

Driver Knowledge has the practice tests to help you pass your test on the first try.