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#1. At an open intersection, you must always yield the right-of-way to a vehicle:

When you enter an open intersection (without traffic control signs or signals), you must yield the right-of-way if a vehicle is already in the intersection. When two cars enter at the same time, the driver on the left must yield to the driver on the right.


#2. When headlights are required, can you drive with just your parking lights on?

Whenever it is necessary to drive with your lights on, you must use your headlights. It is against the law to drive using only parking lights in place of headlights/


#3. What is the No-Zone in terms of driving?

No-zones are danger areas around trucks and buses where crashes are more likely to occur. No-zones exist around the front, back and sides of the truck.


#4. Which shape is a road sign that tells you there is a school crossing ahead?

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


#5. What does this sign mean?

This is a regulatory sign, indicating you must keep right.

At locations where it is not readily apparent that traffic is required to keep to the right, this sign tells you to pass only to the right-hand side of a roadway feature or obstruction. Placed at raised medians, parkways, islands, and underpass piers. The sign can be reversed (Keep Left).


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 You must remain stopped until all children are clear of the roadway and the stop arm is withdrawn.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


#7. What does this sign mean?

Slippery when wet. In wet weather, drive slowly. Do not speed up or brake quickly. Make sharp turns at a slow speed.


#8. For an average person, how many minutes does the body need to get rid of the alcohol in one drink?

It takes about an hour for your body to get rid of each drink. Remember, time is the only thing that will sober you up.


#9. If your vehicle has an Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) and you need to stop quickly:

Many drivers learned the correct way to stop in an emergency where traction is lost, and the vehicle slides is by pumping the brakes. While this is correct with conventional brakes, with ABS it is different. Drivers with ABS need to press down hard on the brake pedal, hold it and steer out of danger. In an emergency, the ABS automatically pumps the brakes at a faster rate than the driver could.


#10. If your driver license is suspended for too many points, you must have, or purchase:

If involved in a suspension for too many points, you must have, or purchase insurance under Florida Financial Responsibility Law.


#11. The minimum age that a person must be to obtain their first restricted learner's license is:

To earn a learner license, you must be at least 15 years old.


#12. When is it recommended, but not required by law, to wear safety belts?

Florida law requires that all drivers, all front seat passengers, and all passengers under the age of 18 wear seat belts.

Some exemptions apply to cars manufactured prior to 1968 and trucks prior to 1972.


#13. If your vehicle breaks down on a highway:

If your car is blocking the flow of traffic, you must move it. Raise your hood and tie a white cloth to your antenna or left door handle to show you need help.


#14. When an emergency vehicle with flashing red lights approaches from the other direction, you must:

You must yield the right-of-way to law enforcement vehicles, fire engines and other emergency vehicles using sirens and/or flashing lights. Pull over to the closest edge of the roadway immediately and stop until the emergency vehicle has passed. Do not block intersections.


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

Speeding is the #1 citation written for teens.


#16. If you are traveling in the left lane on a multi-lane road and someone comes up behind you at a faster speed, you should:

If you are traveling in the left lane and someone comes up behind you at a faster speed, move one lane to your right. Do not tie up traffic in the left lane.

Drive in the right lane and pass on the left. If there are three lanes, use the right lane for lower speed driving, the left for passing. If you stay in the right lane, watch for cars entering. Adjust your speed or move into the center lane so they can enter safely.


#17. When you park alongside a curb on a level street, the front and back wheels must be:

When parking on a public road, move as far away from traffic as possible. If there is a roadside shoulder, pull as far onto it as you can. If there is a curb, pull close to it. You must not park more than one foot away.


#18. You approach a railroad crossing marked with a crossbuck sign. What should you do?

Crossbuck signs are found at highway-rail intersections. They are yield signs. You are legally required to yield the right of way to trains. Slow down, look, and listen for a train, and stop if a train approaches.


#19. If you have a tire blowout while driving, you should:

  • Do not use brakes.
  • Concentrate on steering.
  • Slow down gradually.
  • Brake softly when the car is under control.
  • Pull completely off the pavement.

Remember, keep your car in the same lane by steering straight until the car is under control.


#20. When you see this sign, how many curves should you expect close ahead?

Reverse curves (double curve). The road will curve to the left, then to the right. Slow your speed, keep to the right, and do not pass.


#21. When you change lanes, you should:

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.


#22. This sign (a steady yellow X) means:

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.


#23. 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.


#24. A traffic signal with a flashing yellow arrow means:

A flashing yellow arrow means left turns are allowed (unprotected). You must first yield to oncoming traffic and pedestrians and then proceed with caution. The oncoming traffic has a green light.


#25. You approach this intersection. Which lane must you use for a left turn?

Arrows are often used with the white lines to show which turn may be made from the lane. If your lane is marked with both a curved and straight arrow, you may either turn or go straight. If you are in a lane marked with a curved arrow and the word ONLY, you must turn in the direction of the arrow.

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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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