This online PA Driver’s Permit Test, with multiple choice questions, is intended to help you prepare for the Pennsylvania permit test that is required before you can get your driver’s license.

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

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If someone is tailgating you, you should:

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

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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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When should you use your car's signals?

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

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

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

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

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Passing using the unpaved shoulder is:

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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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The center left turn lane may be used for:

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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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You are required to stop your vehicle:

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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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A solid line at the left of your lane means:

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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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Crosswalks are always:

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Speed limit signs indicate the maximum speed during ideal conditions

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

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A U-turn is not permitted:

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

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

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

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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 PA Driving Tests.

What to Expect On the Pennsylvania Driver's Permit Test

Applying for a Pennsylvania Driver’s Permit is an exciting event – but before you can take to the open road, you must first successfully pass the PA driver knowledge test. Although preparing for any exam can feel like a high-stakes experience, don’t stress. The permit test is designed to prepare you for driving, not to hold you back.

Skills Assessed on the PA Driver’s Permit Test

As outlined in the Pennsylvania Driver’s Manual, the permit test is given either as a written exam or in audio format. If English is not your first language, you can opt to take the test in any of 18 different languages, so relax; it’s your knowledge that is being tested, not your grammar. You must correctly answer at least 15 of the test’s 18 questions in order to obtain your permit. All questions are multiple choice. If you are unable to pass, you must wait until the following day before you can take the test again.

There are three main categories that test questions will fall under: road signs, laws and regulations for Pennsylvania drivers, and basic safe-driving principles. Fortunately, the driver’s manual has a comprehensive outline of each of those areas. Chapter topics include Non-Commercial Learner’s Permit Information (you can find more on that on the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation website); Signals, Signs and Pavement Markings; Learning to Drive; Driving Record Information; Laws and Related Issues; and more.

How to Prepare for the Permit Test

Because the Pennsylvania driver’s permit test is based on the handbook, you need to start by thoroughly reading that resource. The information outlined in the handbook can be intimidating, but remember that you aren’t tackling this challenge alone! There are resources to help you build your knowledge just like you build your skills in driving: one task at a time. Once you feel you have a solid understanding of the manual, take some practice tests to help you assess your skills. A good practice test will, like the tests Driver Knowledge offers, be uniquely designed to address your state’s specific guidelines. A good test will also be hard; remember, your goal is to pass the state exam, and practice tests are developed to help you learn from mistakes. Keep track of your progress and review the areas where you experienced the most difficulty, and you’ll soon know you’re ready for the real exam.

Are you getting ready to take the PA driver’s permit test? Do you feel like you need more help to get ready to pass? Contact us! Driver Knowledge has outstanding learning resources designed to help you understand your state’s guidelines and requirements, build your knowledge and develop the confidence needed to pass your test, the first time.