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#1. If you are less than 17 years, how long must you hold an instruction permit before you can get a restricted class C license?

If you are less than 17 years, you must have held an instruction permit at least one year.


#2. Where will you find an x-shaped sign with a white background?

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


#3. You approach a railroad crossing. There is heavy traffic ahead. You must stop before the crossing when:

Do not get trapped on a railroad crossing. Never drive onto a railroad crossing until you are sure you can clear all the tracks safely.


#4. When you approach a traffic signal displaying a steady yellow light, you must:

A steady yellow light means caution, it tells you the light is changing from green to red. Stop for a steady yellow light unless you are within the intersection or are so close that you cannot safely stop before entering the intersection.


#5. If your car breaks down and you need to park on the shoulder, you should turn on emergency flashers and:

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.


#6. What does this sign mean?

Divided highway ahead (divided highway begins). The opposing lanes of traffic are being separated by an island or median. Keep to the right.


#7. Where is passing another vehicle on two-lane roads not allowed?

You may not cross the left side of the road:Within 100 feet of crossing any intersection or railroad grade crossing.Within 100 feet of a bridge, viaduct, or tunnel if your view is obstructed.Any time when left side of road is not clearly visible and free of oncoming traffic.When approaching within 100 feet of a stationary emergency vehicle displaying emergency lighting signals.


#8. When may you drive slower than a minimum speed limit?

Minimum speed is 40 mph on interstates. Remember, the basic speed limitations imposed by traffic, weather and road conditions are applicable on an interstate system.


#9. When you want to pass a motorcycle from behind, you must:

Do not pass a motorcycle/scooter/moped in the same lane. The motorcycle/scooter/moped needs space to react to other traffic.


#10. When parking at a railroad crossing, you must keep this following distance from the crossing:

Parking is not allowed within 50 feet of the nearest rail of a railroad crossing.


#11. 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.


#12. A vehicle carrying this sign:

All animal-drawn vehicles and all vehicles designed for operation at 25 mph or less must display the standard triangular slow moving vehicle emblem.


#13. 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.


#14. If there is an oncoming vehicle approaching head-on in your lane, you should:

Sound horn and brake sharply. Steer to your right-hand side for shoulder or ditch.Avoid swerving to the left, into the oncoming lane or traffic. The other driver may try to move the car back into the original lane of travel. If you are in that lane because you swerved the wrong direction, you may end up in a head-on collision.


#15. The following are true about large trucks, except:

It is not true that the driver of a large truck can see the road better. Many motorists falsely assume that truckers can see the road better because they sit higher than the driver of a car. Trucks have serious blind spots into which a car can disappear from view.This question asked which statement is false.


#16. Where are you likely to see safety zones?

A safety zone is a space set aside for pedestrians boarding, entering and waiting for trolleys and light rail vehicles. Do not drive through or park on tracks or in a safety zone for any reason. You may pass the zone as soon as it is safe to do so and at no faster than 10 mph.


#17. A shared center turn lane must be used for:

Two-way left turn lanes are reserved for making left turns and can be used by vehicles traveling in either direction. Lanes are marked on each side by solid yellow and dashed yellow lines. Enter the lane when slowing down before a turn. Turn when approaching traffic is clear. You are not allowed to use the center left turn lane as a passing lane.


#18. You should adjust your seat and mirrors:

You should always adjust your seat and mirrors before you start to drive. Always fasten your safety belt and make sure all your passengers are using safety belts or child restraints.


#19. What does this sign mean?

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


#20. When must you use your headlights?

Headlights must be used:From sunset to sunrise.Persons and vehicles on the highway are not clearly discernible at a distance of 1,000 feet ahead.When windshield wipers are in continuous use as a result of rain, sleet or snow. (8-1703).


#21. What does this sign mean?

One Way. The sign tells you that traffic flows only in the direction of the arrow. Do not turn in the opposite direction of the arrow. Never drive the wrong way on a one-way street.


#22. What should you do at the first sign of rain or snow?

Reduce speed to correspond with conditions. You must also increase the distance from the car ahead of you according to the conditions of the pavement. Turn on your windshield wipers, headlights, and defroster, as needed.


#23. Increasing your following distance to four seconds is recommended when:

When it is hard for you to see ahead because of darkness or bad weather, you need to increase your following distance. You also need more distance to stop on slippery roads and when following bicycles or motorcycles.


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

Stop sign ahead. When you come to this sign, you should slow down and be ready to stop at the stop sign ahead.


#25. The only medically-proven method to remove alcohol from the circulatory system is:

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.

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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 medium. 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, 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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