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#1. What does this sign mean?

Divided highway ahead (divided highway begins).

The highway ahead is divided into two one-way roadways. Keep to the right.

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#2. A flashing red traffic light tells you to:

A flashing red light is used at dangerous intersections. Treat it like a stop sign. You must bring your vehicle to a complete halt. Yield to pedestrians and other vehicles. Go, when safe.

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#3. What does this sign mean?

Pedestrian crossing. Watch for people crossing the street. Slow down or stop if necessary.

Signs may have a separate downward-pointing arrow plaque, which indicates the actual location of the crosswalk.

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#4. On two-lane roads with traffic moving in both directions, it is illegal to pass on the left side:

Remember, it is illegal to pass:

  • Where a solid yellow line is painted on your side of the center line.
  • On hills or curves, and at intersections.
  • Within 100 feet of a bridge, viaduct, tunnel, or railroad crossing.
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#5. What is the main cause of car skids?

Skids are caused by drivers traveling too fast for conditions. Most skids happen when you try to turn or stop suddenly on slippery pavement. Keep your tires on the road by slowing down when it rains, and by having tires with the right air pressure and good tread.

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#6. When you see a truck with an oversized load ahead of you, you should:

If you are following a truck, stay out of its blind spot to the rear. Avoid following too closely and position your vehicle so the truck driver can see you in his side mirrors. Then you will have a good view of the road ahead, and the truck driver can give you plenty of warning for a stop or a turn.

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#7. When you park and leave your car, you must:

Set the parking brake and shift to park with an automatic transmission or reverse with a manual transmission. Turn off the engine and lock the vehicle. Florida law requires that you take the keys out of your vehicle before leaving it.

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#8. When you drive at night, you should:

You will need to drive with extra care at night. You cannot see as far ahead or to the side, and glare from oncoming cars can reduce your vision even more. You must allow for more safety margins than you would during daylight.

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#9. When a traffic officer is directing you to drive on the wrong side of the road, you should:

You must follow any lawful order or direction of any law enforcement officer or any fireman at the scene of a fire who is directing traffic. If a law enforcement officer is directing traffic where there are signal lights, obey the officer – not the signals. You must also obey instructions from school crossing guards.

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#10. This pavement symbol marks:

Some roads, mostly in urban areas, do have shared-use lane markings (sharrows). These markings alert motorists that bicyclists may be on the road. They also indicate to bicyclists where to ride and discourage bicycling in the wrong direction. Motorists shall yield to the bicyclist as needed.

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#11. When approaching a stopped school bus picking up children and traveling in the opposite direction on a two-lane roadway with a center turning lane, you must:

On a two-way street or highway, all drivers moving in either direction must stop for a stopped school bus which is picking up or dropping off children. You must remain stopped until all children are clear of the roadway and the stop arm is withdrawn.

If the highway is divided by a raised barrier or an unpaved median at least five feet wide, you do not have to stop if you are moving in the opposite direction of the bus.

Remember, painted lines or pavement markings are not considered barriers.

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#12. Red and blue signs in the shape of a shield mark:

This is an example of an Interstate route sign.

The interstate system has route markers in the shape of a shield. The top carries the legend interstate in white letters on a red background. The bottom is blue with the route number in large white letters.

Remember, the shape and color of route number signs indicate the type of roadway: interstate, U.S., state, city, or county road. When planning a trip, use a road map to determine your route. During the trip, follow the route signs to prevent you from getting lost.

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#13. Compared to the outside temperature, the temperature inside a parked vehicle during a hot summer day:

On a hot summer day, the interior of a car can get dangerously hot. One study found that with the windows up and the temperature outside at 94 degrees, the inside of a car could be 122 degrees in just half an hour, or 132 degrees after an hour.

Do not leave children unattended or unsupervised in a motor vehicle.

Parents, legal guardian, or other persons responsible for a child younger than six years of age may not leave such child unattended or unsupervised in a motor vehicle for a period of excess of 15 minutes or for any time if the motor of the vehicle is running and the child appears to be in distress.

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#14. If you within 36 months accumulate 24 or more points on your driving record, your driving privilege will be suspended for:

If you accumulate 24 points within a 36-month period, your license will be suspended for one year.

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#15. At an uncontrolled intersection, a pedestrian has entered the crosswalk. In this situation, you should:

It is the motorist’s responsibility to do everything possible to avoid colliding with pedestrians. Turning motorists must stop for pedestrians at intersections and driveways. Also stop or yield for pedestrians crossing the street or driveway at any marked mid-block crossing, driveway, or intersection without traffic signals.

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#16. You must stop before railroad tracks:

You are required to stop when:

  • The electrical or mechanical warning devices are flashing.
  • The crossing gate is lowered.
  • A human flagger is warning of an approaching train.
  • An approaching train is clearly visible and is near the railroad-highway grade crossing.

Do not proceed until you can do so safely.

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#17. You see a sign with this shape from a distance. What should you expect ahead?

This three-sided sign is shaped like a pennant. The sign indicates the start of a no passing zone.

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#18. When passing a horse rider, you should:

Use reasonable care when approaching a person who is riding or leading an animal on the roadway or shoulder of the road. Horses have poor side vision and are easily frightened by loud noises or sudden movements.

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#19. Which is true about large trucks?

Large vehicles generally:

  • Accelerate more slowly.
  • Need more room to maneuver safely.
  • Require greater stopping distances.
  • Have larger blind spots.
  • Make wide right turns.
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#20. You approach an intersection. Where should you stop if there is a stop sign, but no stop line or crosswalk?

You must stop at a marked stop line. If there is no marked stop line, stop before entering the crosswalk on the near side of the intersection. If there is no crosswalk, stop at a point nearest the intersecting roadway where you have a clear view of approaching traffic on the intersecting roadway before entering the intersection.

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#21. The driver in front of you signals (left arm extended downward, with palm of hand to the rear):

Slowing or stop – left arm extended downward, with palm of hand to the rear.

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#22. When you see this sign, you should:

Stop sign ahead. When you come to this sign, slow down to be ready to stop at the stop sign.

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#23. What does this sign mean?

This is a regulatory No Trucks sign. It means that no trucks are allowed on the road.

Remember that a red circle with a slash means no. The sign shows you what is not allowed.

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#24. When taking a prescription drug, who is responsible for deciding if you can drive or not?

It is your responsibility to know when you are in shape to drive.

Besides alcohol, there are many other drugs that can affect a person’s ability to drive safely. If you are driving, check the label before you take a drug for warnings about its effects. If you are not sure it is safe to take the drug and drive, ask your doctor or pharmacist about any side effects.

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#25. You are considered a resident of Florida if you:

You are considered a resident of Florida if you:

  • Enroll your children in public school, or
  • Register to vote, or
  • File for a homestead exemption, or
  • Accept employment, or
  • Reside in Florida for more than six consecutive months.
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Florida FLHSMV Driver Knowledge Exam

Quick facts about the Florida Driver License Class E Knowledge Exam for learner’s permit and driver’s license:

  Number of Questions: 50 questions
  Correct answers needed: 40
  Passing score: 80 percent
  Time limit: N/A
  Earliest retest upon failure: Same day (new fee)

This Florida Sample Test

While the real Florida knowledge examination has 50 questions in each set, this practice test will show you 25 random multiple-choice questions in each set. By taking two tests in a row, you can simulate the real examination.

Florida used to have two tests, one road sign recognition test and one test about road rules. These tests are now combined into one and expanded with 10 additional questions. Questions are updated on a regular basis and always random, which means that not two tests are the same.

To pass the Florida Permit Exam you must correctly answer at least 40 questions, a passing score of 80%.

If you fail your first attempt at the test, you can retake it the same day.

How to Prepare for the Florida Permit Test

To prepare for your Knowledge Exam, you should start by studying the Official Florida Driver License Handbook. You can get a hard copy at your local service center or tax collector . You can also download the PDF-version online and keep it handy on your computer or smartphone.

Take many the Class E knowledge practice tests. They will help you understand what kind of questions you will see on the real examination and tell you if you are ready for the real examination or not. Aim for a full score on a handful of practice tests before you attempt the real one.

Surveys show that this Florida permit practice really helps.

Where to Take the Real Test

Note that this website does not offer the real examination, only the Florida permit practice.

If you are 18 years or older, you normally take the test in person at one of DHSMV service centers. The test is given on a computer and you cannot bring books into the testing area or use a cellphone during the test.

If you are still in high school, you probably already know that many high school driver education classes are authorized to provide the knowledge exam (known as DELAP). If you pass the test in an approved course in a public or private school, the result is forwarded to FLHSMV’s test records.

Minors under 18 years can also take the test online at approved third party administrators. A Parent Proctoring Form is required for these online tests. This form must be notarized or signed in the presence of a driver license examiner.

You cannot take the online test from home.

Is the Florida Knowledge Test Hard?

In 2015, the failure rate was a staggering 60%. Since then, the state has changed many questions and the goal is to have a 70 percent passing rate.

The difficulty level is rated “moderate”. It is not the easiest test in United States, but it is also not hardest.

Moderate - DMV Test difficulty grading by licenseroute

What Happens if You Fail the Test?

Florida has no official wait time for retesting, but most examiners will recommend you to wait at least 1 day before taking the test again.

If you miss more than 10 question on the exam, you were probably not ready. Remember, a permit or driver’s license is a privilege that comes with great responsibilities. It should not be taken lightly.



What Happens if You Pass the Test?

After submitting all necessary documents and passing the exams, including the Traffic Law and Substance Abuse Education (TLSAE) course, FLHSMV will issue a learner’s license.

Learner's License

With a learner’s permit, you can start practicing your driving skills.

When you sit behind the wheel, you must always carry your permit. You must also be accompanied by a driver who:

  • Holds a valid license to drive this type of vehicle
  • Is at least 21 years of age
  • Occupies the closest seat to the right of you

Under no circumstances can you drive alone.

Restrictions on Your Learner’s Permit

You may only drive during daylight hours for first three months after permit is issued. After three months, you may drive until 10 p.m.

You must hold your learner’s permit for a minimum of 12 months or until your 18th birthday, whichever comes first.

Frequently Asked Questions

To pass the Florida Permit Exam you must correctly answer at least 40 out of 50 questions, a passing score of 80%.

If you fail your first attempt at the test, you can retake it the same day. You must, however, pay the testing fee each time you retake the test.

To prepare for your Knowledge Exam, you should start by studying the Official Florida Driver License Handbook and take many practice tests.

To apply for your first Florida learner’s license you must be at least 15 years old.

You can get a hard copy from all DHSMV service centers. You can also download a PDF-version from FLHSMV's website. You should not download it from privately owned websites.

TLSAE is a Traffic Law and Substance Abuse Education course. All drivers who have not been licensed before must complete TLSAE course before applying for a license in Florida. Drivers under 21 years with suspension for driving with a blood alcohol level (BAL) of .02 to .05 must complete the course.

A holder of a Florida Learner's License can only drive during daylight hours for first three months. After three months they may drive until 10 p.m.

You cannot take a Florida online test from home. Online testing is only offered by approved third party administrators.

There is no time limit, but you are not allowed to begin the test if it cannot be completed before closing (usually 30 minutes before closing).


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