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#1. If there is an oncoming vehicle approaching head-on in your lane, your escape path from a collision is:

Sound your horn. Brake sharply. Steer for the side of the road or the ditch.

Never turn into the left lane because the driver of the oncoming vehicle might pull back sharply into that lane. It is generally better to run off the road than to crash head-on into another vehicle.

This question asked what you should not do.


#2. What does a lane control sign with a steady yellow X mean?

Lane signals are used

  • when the direction of the flow of traffic changes during the day.
  • to show that a toll booth is open or closed.
  • to show which lanes are opened or closed.

Green arrow means you may use this lane and you must also obey all other signs and signals. Yellow X means that the lane signal is about to turn red. Prepare to change lanes. Never drive in a lane under the red X.


#3. A school bus with flashing red lights has stopped on a four-lane highway with a center turn lane. You:

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 You must remain stopped until all children are clear of the roadway and the stop arm is withdrawn.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.


#4. You are approaching this traffic light in the left-hand lane. You wish to turn left. What should you do?

A green arrow means you can make a protected turn in the direction of the arrow. When a green arrow displays for your turn, pedestrians and oncoming vehicles should be stopped for red lights. Look for signs saying the lane is only for turns in the direction of the arrow.

The green arrow does not mean that ALL other traffic is stopped by a red light.


#5. A wet pavement can often increase your:

Braking distance is affected by the pavement condition. When the pavement is wet, plan for at least two times the normal stopping distance.


#6. What does this sign mean?

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

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


#7. Under ideal conditions, which method helps you determine a safe following distance between you and the vehicle ahead?

The more distance between your vehicle and others, the more time you have to react. Keep a minimum following distance of four seconds during favorable weather and traffic conditions. (Increase following distance during unfavorable weather or traffic conditions.)

Remember, a four-second rule does not mean that you are able to stop within four seconds.


#8. All the following is true about motorcyclists, except:

Watch for motorcycles and look carefully before pulling into an intersection or changing lanes. It is difficult to gauge the speed of a motorcycle because they take up less field of vision which interferes with depth perception. They may appear to be much farther away than they really are.


#9. You are driving on a four-lane divided highway. The traffic lanes are indicated by a solid white line. You should know that the solid white line:

A solid white line marks the right edge of the roadway or separates lanes of traffic moving in the same direction. You may travel in the same direction on both sides of this line, but you should not cross the line unless you must do so to avoid a hazard.


#10. A posted speed limit like this is:

Remember that speed limits show the fastest speed you may drive under good conditions. You are responsible for adjusting your driving speed to the road conditions. For example, if the weather is bad or there is a lot of traffic, you must drive more slowly than the posted speed. This is known as the general or basic speed law.

No person shall drive a vehicle on a highway at a speed greater than is reasonable and prudent under the conditions and having regard to the actual and potential hazards then existing.


#11. Unless posted otherwise, you can legally park at a railroad crossing, if you keep this distance from the nearest rail:

Parking is not allowed within 50 feet of the nearest rail of a railroad crossing.


#12. Do not cross railroad tracks if:

Do not move forward across tracks until you can do so safely. In heavy traffic make sure there is room for your vehicle on the other side before starting to cross.


#13. Which of the following would be indicated by a diamond shaped road sign?

Four-sided diamond-shaped signs warn you of existing or possible hazards on roadways or adjacent areas.


#14. If you are in a crash, what will help you stay behind the wheel and in control of your vehicle?

In a crash, your seat belt keeps you:

  • From being ejected from the vehicle.
  • From being thrown against other passengers, your steering wheel, or windshield.
  • Behind the wheel, where you can control the vehicle.
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    #15. When entering an expressway or a limited access highway you should:

    While moving along the entrance ramp, turn on the turn signal to indicate your need to enter the traffic lane.

    Try to enter at the same speed that traffic is moving. When you have merged, stay in the right lane until it is safe to change lane. Never go all the way across several lanes of traffic from an on-ramp.


    #16. What does this sign mean?

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


    #17. This sign tells you:

    Reduction of lanes. There will be fewer lanes ahead. Traffic must merge left. Drivers in the left lane should allow others to merge smoothly. Right lane ends.


    #18. When should you stop on a limited access?

    In general, you may never stop on an expressway except in an emergency. You must, however, always follow any lawful order or direction of any law enforcement officer or any fireman at the scene of a fire who is directing traffic.


    #19. What does this sign mean?

    Cross road. A road crosses the main highway ahead. Look to the left and right for other traffic.


    #20. If you have a green light, but the path ahead is blocked, you should:

    Green light:

    • Go, but only if the intersection is clear.
    • Yield to pedestrians in the crosswalk and vehicles still in the intersection.
    • Approach at a speed that will allow you to slow down if the light changes.

    #21. When you approach a bicyclist in a multi-lane roundabout, you should:

    Bicyclists may take the lane in the roundabout or use the sidewalk. When merged into traffic, allow bicycles the full travel lane. Do not pass a bicyclist within the roundabout. Roundabouts are designed for low speeds, bicyclists should be moving at nearly the same speed as other vehicles.


    #22. You are at the scene of an accident. What can you do to help prevent injured persons from going into shock?

    Persons who have been injured may go into shock. When someone is in shock, all the body functions slow down. Shock can be very serious. It can cause death. Shock may develop right after a crash or later. Injured persons must be treated for shock regardless of whether they appear to be in shock:

    • Reassure the injured person. Your calmness will help. Do not give them anything to drink.
    • Cover the person with blankets or coats to hold body heat. Have the person lie flat.
    • Keep onlookers back so that the injured person has air.
    • Keep their head as low as possible unless there is a head injury.
    • Loosen tight collars to make breathing easier.

    #23. When should you use your high-beam headlights?

    Keep headlights on low beam to reduce the glaring reflection of your lights during any rain, smoke, or fog. You must also use low beams when approaching another vehicle from behind.


    #24. Under the Florida No-Fault Law, the minimum amount your insurance must cover for personal injury is:

    The minimum coverage under the Florida No-Fault Law is:

    • $10,000 of Personal Injury Protection (PIP)
    • $10,000 of Property Damage Liability (PDL)

    #25. If you are under 21, you are driving under the influence if your blood alcohol level is:

    If you are under 21 and found driving with a BAC of .02 percent or more, you will be convicted of underage driving while under the influence.

    Under state law, it is unlawful for any of the following persons to operate or be in actual physical control of a vehicle:

    • A person who is under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
    • A person who is under the influence of a drug to a degree which renders him incapable of safely operating a motor vehicle.
    • A person whose blood contains .08 percent or more concentration of alcohol.
    • A person under the combined influence of alcohol and a drug to a degree which renders him incapable of safely driving.
    • Commercial vehicle operators whose blood alcohol content is .04 percent or more.
    • Persons under 21 years of age whose blood alcohol content is .02 percent or more.
    • School bus and daycare drivers whose blood alcohol content is .02 percent or more.
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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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