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#1. This sign added to a stop sign means:

When you see the 4-way or all-way sign all approaching traffic to this intersection must stop.

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#2. What is the best way of dealing with a situation where you have had too much to drink?

If you drink, do not drive! There are ways of dealing with social situations. Arrange to go with two or more persons and agree which one of you will not drink alcohol. You can rotate among the group being a designated driver. You can use public transportation or a taxi, if available.

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#3. Driving around a lowered gate at a railroad crossing is:

Stop when the lights begin to flash and before the gate lowers across your road lane. It is against the law to drive around or under a crossing gate, either down or while being opened or closed, and it is extremely dangerous!

Do not move forward until the gates are raised and the lights stop flashing as there may be a train approaching on an adjacent track.

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#4. Just ahead of this sign, you may:

Side road. Another road enters the highway from the direction shown. Watch for traffic from that direction

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#5. When parking close to a flashing beacon you must keep this distance:

The distance you must keep from a flashing beacon is more than 30 feet. Parking is not allowed within 30 feet of any flashing signal, stop sign or traffic signal.

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#6. Which of the following is not allowed on expressways?

Pedestrians, hitchhikers, bicycles, animal-drawn vehicles or motor-driven cycles and motor scooters with 150 cubic centimeter displacement or less are not allowed on expressways.

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#7. This sign means:

This sign is used on multiple lane highways to advise slower driving traffic to stay in the right-hand lane and to do so when approached from behind by other traffic even if you are doing the speed limit.

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#8. You have a green light at an intersection and a blind pedestrian is preparing to cross. Who must be given the right-of-way?

Drivers must always yield the right-of-way to persons who are blind. When a pedestrian is crossing a street or highway guided by a dog or carrying a white cane (or a white cane with a red tip), vehicles must come to a complete stop.

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#9. During a traffic stop by a law enforcement officer, the officer will ask for:

If you are stopped by a law enforcement officer:

  • Safely pull of the roadway immediately to the extreme right, and clear of traffic.
  • At night, reduce your headlights to parking lights and turn on your interior light.
  • Stay in the driver’s seat. Do not get out of the vehicle unless asked to do so. Keep your hands visible. Sit calmly and follow the officer’s instructions.
  • Be prepared to show your driver license, vehicle registration, and proof of insurance when asked.
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#10. How is your braking distance increased when you triple your speed from 20 mph to 60 mph?

High speeds greatly increase stopping distances and severity of crashes. The faster you drive, the greater the impact or striking power of your vehicle.

  • Double your speed from 20 to 40 MPH, the braking distance and impact are 4 times greater.
  • Triple the speed from 20 to 60 MPH, the braking distance and impact are 9 times greater. (Stopping distance is equal to a football field.)
  • Quadruple your speed from 20 to 80 MPH, the braking distance and impact are 16 times greater.
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#11. Which of the following is the best method to improve safety when driving at night?

Reduce speed and increase your following distance. You should never drive so fast that you cannot stop within the distance you can see ahead with your lights.

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#12. What does this sign mean?

This sign tells you that there is a flag-person ahead to control traffic. Slow down and be prepared to stop.

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#13. What does this sign mean?

Low clearance. Do not enter if your vehicle is taller than the height listed on the sign.

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#14. Which light indicates that you may make a turn while oncoming traffic is stopped by a red light?

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.

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#15. If you are driving in a lane where the lane use signal shows a yellow X, you should:

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.

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#16. When driving at night in heavy traffic, you should use:

Dimming headlights when meeting or following other vehicles is required by law, as well as being a sensible driving practice.

Do not use high-beam headlights within 500 feet of oncoming vehicles or when you are within 300 feet of the vehicle ahead.

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#17. Which road signs have a five-sided shape?

The pentagon (five-sided) shape warns you of school zones and marks school crossings.

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#18. This sign tells you that the center lane must be used for:

Two-way left turn only. The center lane is shared for left turns in both directions of travel.

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#19. How many points will be added to your driver record after red light violation in an intersection without camera detectors?

Violation of a traffic control signal/sign/device (red lights) will add four points to your driver record.

Remember, if camera-enforced, no points will be assessed.

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#20. When you see a truck preparing for a right turn ahead, you should:

Truck and bus drivers sometimes need to swing wide to the left to safely negotiate a right turn. They cannot see cars, motorcycles, or bicycles directly behind or beside them. Cutting in between the commercial vehicle and the curb or shoulder to the right increases the possibility of a crash. It is best to wait until the truck or bus has completed the maneuver before proceeding.

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#21. What do the light gray areas in the picture mark?

Blind spots are areas near the left and right rear corners of your vehicle that you cannot see in your mirrors. Before you move sideways to change lanes on an expressway or to pass on any road, turn your head to make sure these areas are clear. Do not drive in someone else’s blind spot.

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#22. When you accidently run off the pavement, you can lose control of the vehicle if you:

  • Take your foot off the gas pedal.
  • Hold the wheel firmly and steer in a straight line.
  • Brake lightly.
  • Wait until the road is clear.
  • Turn back on the pavement sharply at slow speed.

Remember, do not try to swing back onto the pavement right away. Overcorrecting might throw your vehicle off balance.

This question asked what should not do.

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#23. When riding in a car, children under 4 years old must:

Children under age 4 must be in a safety seat, and children ages 4 and 5 must be in either a safety seat or a booster seat. The best child seat is one that fits your child, fits your car, and that you will correctly use every time.

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#24. How many hours of driving experience are required before you can change a learner's permit to an intermediate license?

A parent, legal guardian, or responsible adult 21 years of age or older, must certify that the driver has had at least 50 hours of driving experience, of which 10 hours must be at night.

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#25. Which is the #1 citation written for teens in Florida?

Speeding is the #1 citation written for teens.

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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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