#1. What does this sign mean?
Stop signs are always octagonal (8-sided). A stop sign means that you must bring your vehicle to a complete halt at the 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.
#2. What does this sign mean?
The road curves to the left. Note the difference between road curves and road turns signs.
#3. You are in the right-hand lane and want to turn right at an intersection. You see this sign at the corner. What should you do?
No right turn. You cannot make a right turn at this intersection.
Remember, regulatory signs with a red circle with a red slash over a symbol prohibit certain actions.
#4. You see this sign on the highway. What must you do ahead?
Pedestrian Crossing. This sign tells you that you are near an area where a large number of pedestrians cross the street. Slow down and watch for people crossing the street on foot. Pedestrians in crosswalks must be given the right-of-way at all times.
#5. This sign tells you:
This is a curve sign together with an advisory speed sign. It advises the safe speed for the curve.
#6. A sign showing information about a nearby hospital is an example of a traffic sign with:
Blue traffic signs display road services and evacuation route information to drivers. A sign showing information about a nearby hospital is an example of a traffic sign with a blue background.
#7. This sign tells you that:
Object markers are used to notify drivers of objects in the roadway or very close to the edge of the roadway. This sign emphasizes the need to not stray outside of the marked travel lane.
#8. Red and blue signs in the shape of a shield mark:
This is an example of an Interstate route sign.
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.
#9. The main purpose of this sign is to alert you to:
Side road. Another road enters the highway from the direction shown. Watch for traffic from that direction
#10. At this intersection, cars in the center lane must:
Many streets have signs that show what each of the lanes is to be used for. Cars in left lane may turn left or go straight. Cars in center lane must go straight. Cars in right lane must turn right.
#11. What does this sign mean?
The Flagger ahead sign warns drivers that there is a flagger ahead, and to be especially alert in the work zone.
#12. What does this sign mean?
Traffic Circle. This sign indicates that you are approaching a roundabout intersection. When an advisory speed panel is posted below the sign, slow down to the recommended speed.
#13. This white sign means you must not pass:
Do Not Pass. This sign marks the beginning of a no passing zone.
#14. Before entering another roadway, you see this sign. What does it tell you?
Added lane sign.
Two roadways come together, but you are not required to merge. An additional lane begins. Watch for traffic in the new lane.
#15. What does this sign mean?
The Keep Right sign tells you that you must pass only to the right of a roadway feature or obstruction.
#16. This warning sign means:
Two-way traffic ahead. The one-way street or roadway ahead ends. You will then be facing oncoming traffic.
Remember, you should drive in the right-hand lane and expect oncoming traffic in the left-hand lane.
Indiana BMV Knowledge Test
Quick facts about the written knowledge test for an Indiana learner’s permit or adult driver’s license:
|Number of Questions:||
16 (road signs)
34 (road rules)Total: 50 questions
|Correct answers needed:||
14 (road signs)
28 (road rules)
|Passing score:||84 percent (total)|
|Earliest retest upon failure:||1 day|
This Indiana Sample Knowledge Test
This practice test for an Indiana learner’s permit or driver’s license can help you study for the road signs part of the official driver examination. It has 16 questions about the road signs described in the Indiana Driver’s Manual .
Study all the road signs in the manual and use this sample test to verify that you know them all. There are more than 100 signs in the manual. You should know them by shape, color, and meaning.
The sample test is random, which means that new questions are pulled from a larger pool of questions each time you restart the test. You can take the test as many times as you want.
Aim for a full score on the practice test. It gives you a good margin on the official examination.
After studying the manual and passing a handful variations of this test, we are convinced that you won’t have any problems on the road sign part of the examination.
The Official Indiana BMV Knowledge Examination
Under normal circumstances, you don’t need to schedule an appointment for the written test. Indiana BMV offers knowledge tests on a walk-in basis.
There is no allotted time for your test. You must, however, arrive at the service branch at least one hour before it closes.
Should you fail your test, you must wait at least one day before you can take it again.
Overall, the BMV written test is available in 13 different foreign languages: