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#1. How many hours of supervised driving must anyone younger than 18 years of age complete before applying for a driver's license?

An applicant must have completed 50 hours of practice driving while accompanied by an adult, 21 years of age or older. 10 of those at night. The 50 hour affidavit is not required if 18 years or older.


#2. After passing a large truck, you should:

After you pass a truck, maintain your speed. Many accidents are caused by motorists making a quick lane change in front of a truck, then suddenly slowing or stopping because of traffic congestion, not allowing the truck driver time to readjust.


#3. When entering or crossing a street from an alley within a business or residence district, you must:

The driver of a vehicle within a business or residential district emerging from an alley, driveway or building, shall stop their vehicle immediately prior to driving onto a sidewalk or onto the sidewalk area extending across any alleyway or driveway, and shall yield the right-of-way.


#4. 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.


#5. When you see this sign, you should:

This is an advance warning sign for obstructions or restrictions ahead. Check speed and be alert for activity.


#6. The blood alcohol level at which it is illegal for any person 21 years or older to drive is:

If the tests show an alcohol concentration of .08 or more, you will be considered legally intoxicated. For drivers under the age of 21, it is against the law to drive if it is .02% or higher.


#7. How is your braking distance affected when you triple your speed from 20 mph to 60 mph?

Triple the speed from 20 to 60 mph and the impact and braking distance are 9 times greater.


#8. What does this sign mean?

Narrow bridge. The bridge is wide enough to accommodate two lanes of traffic, but with very little clearance.


#9. This picture illustrates:

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.


#10. In which situation may you use a cell phone for text messaging?

Kansas passed a law which makes it illegal to text message when driving. This means using a wireless communications device to write, send, or read a written communication. There are some exceptions. As an example, the law does not apply to a person who receives an emergency, traffic or weather alert message.


#11. What does this sign mean?

The five-sided sign is used to warn of schools and school crossings.


#12. When should you 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.


#13. When a traffic signal is showing a flashing red light, you must:

A flashing red signal light means stop. You must come to a complete stop. Look both ways, yield to traffic and pedestrians and proceed when it is safe to do so. The signal does not change color, it stays red.


#14. When entering a freeway, it is wrong to:

Do not insist on the right-of-way. Remember, traffic on a freeway or other limited access highway has the right-of-way. You cannot always count on other drivers seeing you or moving over to give you room to enter.


#15. 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.


#16. What does this sign mean?

No Right Turn. You cannot make a right turn at this intersection. A red circle with a red slash from the upper left to the lower right means NO. You are prohibited from doing whatever is shown in the picture within the red circle.


#17. What does this sign mean?

Approaching the yield sign, driver shall slow down or shall stop as necessary. Yield right of way to pedestrian or to any vehicle in the intersection or approaching on another highway.


#18. The best way to tell if you are permitted to pass other vehicles is to see if:

Broken yellow lines indicate that passing is permitted, if it is safe to do so. Remember, broken lines are permissive in character. Solid lines are restrictive in character.


#19. By law, you must always drive at the maximum speed limit.

You are not required to drive at the maximum speed limits. High speed causes tire wear and results in poor gasoline mileage.


#20. 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.


#21. A road sign with a round shape is used for:

A round yellow warning sign with an X symbol and black RR letters is placed along the road prior to a highway-railroad grade crossing.


#22. You must keep proof of liability insurance:

You must maintain continuous liability insurance on your vehicle and be able to present proof of such insurance whenever you drive. Failing to maintain continuous liability insurance on your vehicle is a mandatory indefinite suspension.


#23. What should you do when you approach a railroad crossing?

Advance warning signs tell you to look, listen and slow down because you may have to stop.


#24. An important reminder for safe night driving is to:

Overdriving headlights is a common and dangerous practice. You must be able to stop within the distance you can see ahead with your headlights.


#25. If many vehicles are passing you in the right lane of an interstate or other limited access highway:

Always drive in the proper lane. If many vehicles are passing you in the right lane of a multilane roadway, you are probably going slower than the rest of the traffic. 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.

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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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