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#1. Which light indicates that you should slow down and proceed with caution at an intersection?

Yellow flashing light means slow down and be extra careful of intersecting traffic, whether you have right of way or not. Proceed with caution.


#2. Where will you find a road sign with this shape?

An x-shaped sign with a white background (crossbuck sign) is placed at all railroad crossings.


#3. Any time you turn on your wipers due to bad weather, you should also:

Remember to turn on your headlights whenever you have trouble seeing others. If you have trouble seeing them, they may be having trouble seeing you. On rainy, snowy, or foggy days, it is sometimes hard for other drivers to see your vehicle. In these conditions, headlights make your vehicle easier to see. Remember, if you turn on your wipers, turn on your headlights.


#4. What does this sign mean?

Hospital is a word message sign or an H symbol sign. Remember, blue and white signs direct you to services, such as rest areas, gas stations, campgrounds, or hospitals.


#5. This sign tells you that:

Lane Ends. Traffic must merge since there will be fewer lanes ahead.


#6. This sign means you:

This sign indicates that a left turn is permitted when you face a green signal, but you must yield to oncoming traffic.


#7. A license plate illuminating light is:

A white light to illuminate the rear license plate is required.


#8. When a school bus with flashing red lights is stopped on the other side of a two-lane roadway with a center turning lane, you must:

You must stop when meeting or overtaking a school bus, church bus or day care bus stopped to pick up or let off children. You must remain stopped until the stop signal is retracted and the red lights are turned off.


#9. Which is good rule when it comes to backing or reversing your car?

It is hard for you to see behind your vehicle. Therefore, try to do as little backing as possible. In a shopping center, try to find a parking space you can drive through, so you can drive forward when you leave.


#10. The cars in this illustration arrive at the same time at a four-way stop. Which one should be given the right-of-way?

The white car should be given the right-of-way (the green car must yield). If two vehicles reach the intersection at the same time, the driver on the left yields to the driver on the right.


#11. If an animal suddenly runs in front of your vehicle, you should:

The safest alternative may be hitting the animal. Do not swerve into oncoming traffic or off the roadway to avoid hitting the animal, your risk of personal injury may be greater if you do. Concentrate on regaining control of the vehicle before, during, and after the collision with the animal.


#12. What does this sign mean?

Pedestrian crossing. Pedestrian traffic at this intersection is unusually heavy. Be prepared to stop.


#13. On a highway with two-way traffic, you may cross a broken yellow center line:

Passing with caution is permitted next to a broken line. You may only cross when it is safe to do so. Remember, broken lines are permissive in character. Solid lines are restrictive in character.


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

Blind spots are areas which your mirrors do not cover. Look over your shoulder to check the blind spot. Stay out of another driver’s blind spot.


#15. During a rainfall on a hot day, when are road pavements usually most hazardous?

Since heat causes the oil in the asphalt roadway to come to the top of the surface a sudden rain on a hot day can make the roadway pavement very slippery for the first few minutes. The surface is more slippery before the oil is washed off.


#16. An area where only short stops are permitted is indicated by a curb painted:

A white curb means that only short stops are permitted.


#17. If another vehicle is about to enter the street between you and where you plan to turn, you should:

Do not confuse other drivers by signaling too early. If there are intersections, streets, driveways, or entrances between you and where you want to turn, wait until you have passed to signal.


#18. Your driver's license will normally expire every sixth year:

Licenses issued to persons at least 21 years of age but less than 65 years of age, six years from the licensees date of birth nearest the date of application.


#19. Taking a cold shower after drinking alcohol:

There is no way to get all the alcohol or other drugs out of the circulatory system in order to become sober quickly. Coffee, fresh air, cold showers or eating will not help to remove the alcohol or other drug combination from the circulatory system. Time is the only medically-proven method to remove alcohol or other drug combinations from the circulatory system.


#20. When can you drive beside and share a lane with a motorcyclist?

Motorcycle/scooter/moped operators have the right to use a complete traffic lane. Do not pass a motorcycle/scooter/moped in the same lane. The motorcycle/scooter/moped needs space to react to other traffic.


#21. Always stop before railroad tracks when:

You must always stop when electric or mechanical signals tell you a train is coming. You must also stop when the gates are lowered, if you see or hear a train approaching, when a human flagger signals you to stop, or if there is a stop sign.


#22. You must show proof of liability insurance:

You must produce evidence of liability insurance before the driver test is given. You must also show proof of such insurance when registering a motor vehicle and when involved in an accident. If you fail to produce evidence of insurance at the scene of an accident, you may be issued a citation.


#23. When overtaking another vehicle on a two-lane road, you must:

Give proper signals. Change lanes carefully. Do not forget to check your blind spots.


#24. When a tractor-trailer appears to be turning left ahead, you should:

Because of the size, trucks sometimes need to swing wide to manage their turns. When they do, truck drivers cannot see cars directly behind or beside them. Give them plenty of room and never try to squeeze around them.When following a tractor-trailer, observe its turn signals before trying to pass. If it appears to be starting a left turn, wait a moment to check and see which way the driver is going to turn before passing on the right.


#25. What is the best thing you can do if your wheels run off the pavement?

If you run off the road, do not panic. Take your foot off the accelerator. Brake carefully or not at all. Grip the steering wheel tightly. Do not try to get back on the roadway until you have the vehicle completely under control. Wait until no oncoming car in immediate vicinity. Turn back on pavement sharply at slow speed.

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DMV Test Practice for Kansas Permit

Key numbers for the real Kansas DMV knowledge test:

  Number of Questions: 25
  Correct answers needed: 20
  Passing score: 80 percent
  Time limit: n/a
  Earliest retest upon failure: next business day

Random Practice Test – Take it Again and Again…

This is a random practice test for your Kansas Instruction Permit. Just like the real DMV written test, each practice test has 25 questions, and the passing score is reached with 20 correct answers.

Just remember that you should aim for a full score when you practice. Read up on all your mistakes to make sure you learned everything described in the Kansas Driving Handbook.

You can take this practice test as many times as you need. It is a random test with new questions each time you take it.

Questions and answers are drawn from a large pool of DMV questions, just like the real thing.

All answers are found in the Kansas Driving Handbook.

How to Study for the Kansas DMV Exam

1   Get the Kansas Driving Handbook.

You can download the handbook in PDF-format and save it on your phone, tablet, or computer.

It is easier to study with a hard copy of the handbook. Check with your local DMV service center on how you can get your hands on one.

2   Study everything in the Handbook.

All information in the handbook is there for a reason and Kansas Department of Revenue wants to make sure you have read the handbook before they issue an instruction permit. Therefore, they draw questions for the knowledge exam from all parts of the handbook.

There is a focus on safe driving techniques and your responsibilities as a new driver. You must understand some of the basic driving laws in Kansas, as well as road signs, signals, and markings.

Kansas Driving Handbook

3   Use practice tests to check up on your knowledge.

Practice tests are a supplement to the driving handbook. They should not be used instead of reading the handbook, but in combination with the handbook.

Recheck facts in the handbook when you aren’t sure about the answers.

4   Be active.

Learning all the rules of the road don’t happen overnight. Give it time and don’t attempt the real exam too soon.

Discuss difficult questions with friends, family, teachers, or driver instructors. Pay attention to road signs, signals, markings, and traffic patterns in your daily life. It can work as quick reminders of important facts.

5   Aim for the full score.

Be careful not to rely solely on the online practice tests. Work actively to reach better understanding of rules and safe driving. It will help you not only on the knowledge exam, but also in your future driving.

When you reach a full score on more than a handful of practice tests and feel comfortable with all the answers, you are probably ready.

What you need to know about the Kansas DMV test

What You Need to Know about the Kansas DMV test

  How difficult is the test?

Kansas Department of Revenue does not release failure rates, but the difficulty on the Kansas exam is generally rated moderate. In a few states the knowledge exam is tougher and in other states the test it easier.

Our data suggests that slightly more than 50% of all first-time test takers pass the test.

The older a person is, the more likely they are to pass the first time.

The more time spent on preparations, the more likely a person is to pass.

  Is there a time limit on the Kansas test?

There is no time limit on the Kansas DMV exam, so you have no reason to rush through the test. Re-read every question and all choices at least once before you answer. Only one of the choices is correct.

The test will not take more than 15-20 minutes – even with careful reading!

  What if I fail the test?

Should you fail the test, DMV may allow you to take the test again the next business day. Due to the current pandemic, however, all visits to a service location requires an appointment and you might find that there are no available slots the next day.

You should also know that you need to pay the testing fee every time you re-test. So, it could be a good idea to spend a few days with our practice tests again.

After 4 failed attempts, you must wait 6 months before you can try again. You definitely don’t want that.

  Can I take the test from home?

Unlike some other states, Kansas does not allow you to take the knowledge test from your home.

What Happens After You Have Passed the Test?

To get this far, you have already presented acceptable proof of your identity and address in Kansas. You have also passed a vision screening and paid the appropriate application fee.

If you are a minor, 14 – 15 years, you have also submitted the parental approval form.

After you have passed the knowledge test, Kansas DMV will issue an instruction permit (or farm permit, if you applied for one).

Your new permit allows you to start practicing driving skills.

Before you get behind the wheel, there are a few things you must know.

Restrictions on the Instruction Permit

Under no circumstances can you drive alone when you hold an instruction permit.

You must always drive together with a supervising driver who is at least 21 years old. The supervising driver must hold valid commercial driver’s license, a class A, B or C driver’s license, and have at least one year of driving experience.

No person other than the supervising driver can be in the front seat.

If you are under 17 years, you cannot use any kind of wireless communication device while driving, unless you need to report illegal activity or to summons medical or other emergency help. This is true even if your car has hands-free devices.

There is no night curfew and no other passenger restrictions while you hold the instruction permit.

If you are under 17 years, you must hold the instruction permit for a minimum of one year before DMV lets you advance to the next level in the graduated driver licensing (GDL) program, a restricted driver license

Read more: Kansas law

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Moving to Kansas

If you are licensed in another state and move to Kansas, the knowledge test and the driving skills test are waived. DMV will just check your vision and take a new picture for a replacement license.

When you visit DMV, you must bring your out-of-state license, proof of your Social Security Number (SSN), and two documents that show your Kansas residency.

With an expired out-of-state license, DMV will always ask you to take the written knowledge test. When your license expired more than a year ago, all tests are required, including the driving test.

If you hold a driver license from another country, you must pass all tests and all requirements.

Kansas does not waive any testing requirements for licensed drivers from foreign countries.

COVID-19 Alerts

Kansas Covid 19 response

Please note that during the 2020-2021 pandemic, you must make an appointment before you visit a Kansas DMV service center.

Find your nearest driver license exam station here: Kansas DOV Service Locations .

All visitors must complete a COVID-19 symptom questionnaire.

For the practical driving test you must wear a face mask, no exceptions.

More Information

You must be at least 14 years old to apply for an Instruction permit. When you apply, you must show acceptable proof of identity, submit an approval from parents if you are under 16 years, pass a vision exam, and have your picture taken. To be approved you must pass the written knowledge test or submit certificate of an approved driver education.

A Kansas farm permit can be issued to teenagers between 14 years and 17 years. The permit is issued only if the teen lives on a farm consisting of 20 or more acres that is used for agricultural purposes or is employed for work on such a farm. The farm affidavit must be signed by employer (if applicable) and a parent or legal guardian.

To get a farm permit you must pass both the knowledge test and the driving skills test or complete an approved driver education.

I addition to practice driving with a supervising driver, a farm permit also lets you drive alone to/from or in connection with any farm job, employment or other farm-related work. You may also drive over the most direct and accessible route between home and school for the purpose of school attendance.

If you are under 17 years, must hold the permit for 1 year to advance to restricted license.

You can download the Kansas Driver Handbook in PDF-format from www.ksrevenue.org and save it on your phone, tablet, or computer. You can also get a hard copy from a local DOV service center. During the pandemic, you should call ahead and ask for availability.

The Kansas DMV test for an instruction permit (or farm permit) has 25 questions. You need 20 correct answers for a passing score (80%).


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