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Below we present to you the driving test questions in the state of Pennsylvania, these questions you will face in the real test of driving in Pennsylvania.

A collection of 50 Pennsylvania driving test questions.

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Note: The correct answers are in bold.

Pennsylvania DMV Permit Test Questions and Answers

1. To pass a slower-moving vehicle on a two-lane, two-way road, you must:
Not cross the centerline.
Flash your lights at oncoming traffic.
Use the lane that belongs to oncoming traffic.

2. Which of the following about winter driving is not true?
Winter is the most difficult driving season.
Checking your vehicle's antifreeze and windshield washer fluid levels is especially important during the winter.
Using cruise control in winter weather is a safe thing to do.
It is best to use snow tires on your vehicle.

3. You may turn left on a red light if:
There is no traffic coming from the opposite direction.
You are turning from a two-way street onto a one-way street.
You are turning from a one-way street onto another one-way street.
The car in front of you turns left.

4. What is the first thing you should adjust, if needed, when you get into a car to drive?
Your seat belt
The steering wheel
Your seat

5. Which of the following is true about driving on a wet roadway?
As you drive faster, your tires become less effective.
Water does not affect cars with good tires.
Deep water is less dangerous than shallow water.
As you decrease your speed, the roadway becomes more slippery.

6. If you are driving on a one-way street and an emergency vehicle using its flashing lights approaches your vehicle, you must:
Drive with your flashers turned on.
Drive toward the nearest roadside and stop.
Speed up and take the nearest exit.
Slow down until the vehicle passes you.

7. When driving on wet pavement, it's important to remember:
That pavement is especially slippery right after it starts to rain.
That wet roads can cause hydroplaning.
All of the above.

8. It is illegal for a person 21 years of age or older to drive with a minimum blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of:
0.05 percent.
0.08 percent.
0.02 percent.
0.1 percent.

9. At a light rail intersection, always:
Look both ways before crossing tracks.
Pay attention and obey all traffic signals.
All of these.

10. What should you do when you see this sign?

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Look for a train station ahead.
Signal before going any further.
Slow down and yield for trains.

11. This sign is used to prevent:

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Entrance to full parking lots.
Entrance to road construction areas.
Entrances from the wrong direction on one-way streets and expressway ramps.

12. If a person under 21 years of age consumes alcohol but is not driving a motor vehicle, the penalty for a first offense is:
A 90-day driver license suspension and up to a $500 fine.
A six-month probation.
A sentence to a corrections institution.
Points on their driving record.

13. For an average person, how many minutes does the body need to process the alcohol in one drink?

14. If you are under age 21 and are convicted of carrying a false ID card, you will be required to pay a $500 fine and your license will be suspended for 90 days:
Only if your blood alcohol content (BAC) is 0.02 percent or higher.
Even if you were not driving.
Only if you were driving at the time of arrest.
Only if your blood alcohol content (BAC) is 0.02 percent or higher and you were driving at the time of arrest.

15. When exiting a highway, you should slow down:
On the main road, just before the exit lane.
Once you see a toll booth.
Once you have moved into the exit lane.
When you first see the exit sign.

16. To prepare for anything coming up on the road ahead, you should:
Continually scan the entire road and all roadsides.
Stare straight ahead at all times.
Drive with your left foot resting lightly on the brake pedal.
Maintain focus toward the middle of the road.

17. From the center lane, which maneuver(s) can you perform?

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You may make left turns.
You may make U-turns.
You may pass slow-moving traffic.
All of the above.

18. This sign means:

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No U-turn.
No left turn.
No right turn.
No turning.

19. The act of turning your head and checking your blind spot before changing lanes, driving away from a curb, or merging your vehicle into traffic is:
A bad driving habit.
A good driving habit.
Not necessary if you use the rearview mirror.

20. Roads become very slippery:
When it has been raining for an hour or more.
The day after it rains.
For the first 10 to 15 minutes of a rainstorm.
Right after the rain has stopped.

21. What can you do to avoid the need to make emergency stops while driving in traffic?
Honk your horn to make others aware of your presence.
Look ahead and maintain a safe following distance.
Drive in the right lane only.
Drive more slowly than the flow of traffic.

22. A bicyclist who doesn’t obey traffic laws:
Is in the right because bicyclists don’t have to obey traffic laws.
Can be ticketed.
Will always receive a warning from law enforcement.
Will have their bicycle impounded.

23. This sign tells you that:

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No turns are allowed on this road.
The road narrows ahead.
There are a series of curves ahead.
The road may be slippery when wet.

24. An orange triangle on the back of a vehicle indicates that the vehicle:
Carries radioactive materials.
Takes wide turns.
Travels at slower speeds than normal traffic.
Makes frequent stops.

25. The effect that lack of sleep has on your safe driving ability is the same as:
The effect that alcohol has.
The effect that amphetamines have.
The effect that anger has.
The effect that driving with teenagers has.

26. When faced with an oncoming car to the left and a bicyclist to the right, you should:
Pull onto the shoulder.
Split the difference.
Let the car pass and then pass the bike.
Pass the bike quickly.

27. What should you be most concerned about when you see this sign?

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Damaging a tire from drifting onto the shoulder.
Hydroplaning, if the shoulder has water on it.
Losing control of the vehicle if you drift onto the shoulder.

28. When you see this sign, you must:

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Stop completely and check for pedestrians and cross traffic.
Slow down without coming to a complete stop.
Stop completely and wait for a green light.
Slow down and check for traffic.

29. You may honk your horn when you:
Have to stop quickly.
Are passing another car.
Have lost control of your car.
Are passing a bicyclist.

30. Before changing lanes on a multilane highway, you should:
Sound your horn.
Turn on your headlights.
Check your mirrors and blind spots.

31. If you experience a tire blowout, you should:
Allow the steering wheel to move freely.
Let the car slow to a stop.
Continue driving until you reach a garage.
Brake hard to stop the car immediately.

32. From top to bottom, the following is the proper order for traffic lights:

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Red, yellow, green.
Red, green, yellow.
Green, red, yellow.
Green, yellow, red.

33. After an emergency vehicle passes you with its siren on, you must:
Drive closely behind the emergency vehicle.
Drive as quickly as the emergency vehicle.
Avoid driving closer than 500 feet behind the emergency vehicle.
Drive very slowly near the curb.

34. This sign means:

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No U-turn.
Do not enter.

35. A solid white line on the right edge of the highway slants in to the left. That shows that:
There is an intersection just ahead.
You are approaching a construction area.
The road will get narrower.

36. Your brake lights tell other drivers that you:
Are making a turn.
Have your emergency brake on.
Are slowing down or stopping.

37. Allowing a space cushion between your vehicle and its surroundings is important because it:
Prevents distractions from other vehicles.
Allows you time to react to unexpected situations.
Keeps traffic flowing at a safe pace.
Keeps other drivers alert.

38. When driving on an interstate:
Stop on the shoulder of the road if you are tired.
You should always use cruise control.
Signal, check mirrors, and check blind spots before changing lanes.
You should change lanes often.

39. If you are arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol and you refuse to take the blood test, you will receive a:
Drug counseling treatment.
Sentence of one day in jail.
Driver license suspension.
$300 fine.

40. Drivers who eat and drink while driving:
Make no driving errors.
Have trouble driving slowly.
Have trouble controlling their vehicles.

41. When driving on wet roads, you should:
Increase your following distance to five or six seconds.
Decrease your following distance to two seconds.
Not be concerned about your following distance.
Maintain the four-second following distance rule.

42. When driving through a work zone, it is a good safety practice to:
Shorten your usual following distance by about one-half.
Turn on your cruise control.
Double your usual following distance.

43. You should honk your horn when you:
Are traveling through an intersection.
Are passing a bicyclist.
See a child who is about to run into the street.
Are parallel parking.

44. The maximum speed limit in this state is ____ miles per hour .

45. If another car is in danger of hitting you, you should:
Sound your horn.
Wave your arms.
Use your emergency lights.
Flash your headlights.

46. You are turning onto a two-lane road divided by a broken yellow line. You know immediately that:
You are on a two-way road.
You are on a one-way road.
The road is under repair.
You must stay to the left of the broken yellow lines.

47. This sign is used to warn drivers about:

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Upcoming intersections.
Road construction.
An upcoming curve in the road.
Changes in traffic lanes.

48. Defensive driving is:
Identifying dangerous driving situations and taking action to avoid accidents.
Defending yourself against poor drivers by getting ahead of them in traffic.
Following the vehicle ahead of you at a close distance.
Quickly changing lanes and shifting in and out of traffic congestion.

49. Traffic fatalities in work zones are most commonly the result of:
Tire blowouts.
Hydroplaning due to water sprayed on the roadway.
Carelessness and speeding.

50. This sign means:

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Two-way traffic.
Lane shifting.
Low clearance.
Added lane.

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