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#1. When two vehicles from different directions arrive at the same time at a four-way stop, which one must yield?

At four-way stops, the first vehicle to stop should move forward first. If two vehicles reach the intersection at the same time, the driver on the left yields to the driver on the right.


#2. With a Non-Commercial Class C license it is unlawful to drive:

You need a commercial driver’s license to drive vehicles designed to transport 16 or more passengers or vehicles weighing 26,001 pounds. You need a class M driver’s license to drive a motorcycle.


#3. What does this sign mean?

Reverse curves. This sign tells you there is a gradual curve to right, and then left. Check speed.


#4. Which is true about alcohol?

Alcohol and other impairing drugs slows your ability to process information and respond to critical driving tasks. Alcohol and impairing drugs makes you drowsy and less alert to what is around you. Alcohol also affects your judgment, vision, and color distinction.


#5. Which of the following vehicles must always stop before crossing railroad tracks?

Be prepared to stop when you are following buses or trucks with hazardous materials which are required to stop at railroad crossings. Do not pass.


#6. When is it wrong to use your horn?

The horn may be used when necessary to insure safe operation of the vehicle and for no other purpose. Remember, the horn is not intended to take the place of brakes. Do not use your horn to alert a bicyclist of your approach in a non-emergency situation. A loud horn can cause a bicyclist to lose control.This question asked when you should not use your horn.


#7. This sign tells you:

Regulatory Speed Limit sign. Speed limit signs have black letters and numerals on a white rectangular background and are the legal allowable limits. With the word minimum, it shows the minimum speed you are allowed to travel.


#8. If you need to use arm signals, how would you signal a right turn?

Right turn – left arm extended, with elbow bent upward, at about a 90-degree angle.


#9. When can you cross yellow center lines to pass another vehicle?

Passing with caution is permitted next to a broken line, but passing is forbidden next to a solid line.


#10. On highways with several lanes traveling in the same direction, the right lane should be used for:

The basic rule is to drive in the right-hand lane. The left lane is for passing or turning. Remember, when you are driving more slowly than the traffic flow on a highway that has two or more lanes in your direction, you should move to and stay in the right lane.


#11. When making a left turn from the lane closest to the center on a street with more than one lane marked for left turns, you should:

Always finish turning in the proper lane. Enter the left lane going your way (just to the right of the center). Do not cut the corner or turn so wide that you get into the right lane going your way. After completing the turn, you may gradually move over to the right hand lane.


#12. What shape is used for stop signs?

A stop sign has eight sides and is red with white letters. You must stop behind the stop line or crosswalk, if one is present. Look for crossing vehicles and pedestrians in all directions and yield the right-of-way. When it is safe to do so, you may enter the intersection.


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

Do not try to get back on the roadway until you have the vehicle completely under control. Overcorrecting might throw your vehicle off balance. Turn back on pavement sharply at slow speed.This question asked what you should not do.


#14. A pentagon shaped (five-sided) sign means:

Five-sided traffic signs warn drivers that they are entering an area near a school in which children may be crossing the road


#15. When you park on a hill headed uphill and there is no curb, you should turn your front wheels:

Headed either uphill or downhill and there is no curb, turn the wheels to the right so the car will roll away from the center of the road if the brakes fail. Study the diagram provided in your driver’s manual.


#16. Passing another vehicle on the right on a two-lane, two-way roadway is only allowed if:

On a two-lane highway, you may pass on the right only when the vehicle being overtaken is making or is about to make a left turn. However, you must stay on the traveled portion of the road. You cannot drive on the shoulder of the road to pass another vehicle.


#17. Which of the following is true about air-bag safety?

Safety belts should be worn even if the vehicle is equipped with air bags. While air bags are good protection against hitting the steering wheel, dashboard or windshield, they do not protect you if you are hit from the side or rear or if the vehicle rolls over. In addition, an air bag will not keep you behind the wheel in these situations. Air bags are supplemental restraints and are designed to work best in combination with safety belts.


#18. If you have mechanical trouble and have to stop beside the road, you can warn others of the disabled vehicle by doing what?

Turn on your emergency flashers to show your vehicle is disabled. A white cloth attached to a vehicle also indicates a disabled vehicle is present, so tie a white cloth to the antenna, side mirror or door handle to signal an emergency. You can also lift the hood to indicate a disabled vehicle. Never stand or remain on the roadway and do not try to change a tire in traffic lanes.


#19. What does this sign mean?

Deer crossing. Watch for deer crossing the road.


#20. When keeping a two-second following distance between you and the car ahead, you know that you always have enough space to stop safely.

The law requires that you keep a safe distance between your vehicle and the vehicle in front of you. Kansas driver’s manual recommends you to use the two second rule for measuring safe following distance under normal conditions. Under adverse conditions use the four-second-following rule. Remember, the two-second rule does not mean that you are able to stop within two seconds.


#21. A condition known as highway hypnosis is often brought on by:

Road hypnosis is a condition of drowsiness or unawareness brought on by monotony, the sound of the wind, the tires on the pavement, and the steady hum of the engine. Driving at the same speed for a long time and distance also dulls the senses and makes a driver accident prone.


#22. When driving at night, which of the following is a requirement?

Never overdrive your headlights. When driving at night, you must be able to stop within the distance you can see ahead with your headlights.


#23. What is the no-zone in terms of driving?

No-Zones are areas around trucks where cars (1) disappear into blind spots, or (2) are so close that they restrict the truck driver’s ability to stop or maneuver safely. Both types of No-Zones greatly increase the potential for a crash.


#24. If you approach a stopped school bus with flashing red lights on this roadway, you must:

You must stop for a school bus when there is a center turning lane between the roadways, whether the school bus is on your side of the road or on the opposite side of the road.


#25. After stopping, a left turn against a steady red arrow is:

A red arrow signal means you must stop and you may not go in the direction of the arrow until the green arrow or light returns on the signal. Remember, Kansas does not allow right or left turns against a steady red arrow.

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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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