#1. A good advice to avoid last minute moves when driving is to:
Tailor your driving behavior to the unexpected actions of other drivers and conditions. You should be constantly aware of the road and the other vehicles around you. Keep shifting your eyes from one area of the roadway to another, near and far left and right. Avoid staring directly in front of your car. Leave as much space between your vehicle and the one ahead as you possibly can.
#2. When may you drive at the maximum speed indicated by a speed limit sign?
Kansas’ basic speed law provides that you must never drive a vehicle at a speed greater than is reasonable and prudent under the conditions then existing. Consider road, weather and your vehicle condition, as well as your own physical condition. What might be a reasonable speed at one time may not be reasonable at another time because of different conditions.
#3. What does this sign mean?
Divided highway ends. The road ahead has two-way traffic.
#4. When you see this sign, you should:
Yield ahead. Slow down and be prepared to stop at the yield sign or adjust your speed to the flow of the traffic.
#5. If you are going to drive in heavy rain and want to prevent hydroplaning, the most important thing to check before getting behind the wheel is your:
To prevent hydroplaning it is most helpful to have good tires with deep treads and proper inflation. Reduce your speed.
#6. Always wear your safety belt:
A shoulder harness is worn across the shoulder and chest with minimal, if any slack. The shoulder harness should not be worn under the arm or behind the back. Wearing the harness the wrong way could cause serious internal injuries in a crash. The lap belt should be adjusted so that it is snug and lies low across your hips after fastening.
#7. When driving at night, be sure that you can stop:
Never overdrive your headlights. When driving at night, you must be able to stop within the distance you can see ahead with your headlights.
#8. You hit another vehicle within the city. In which situation are you required to always notify the police?
If any person is injured or killed, or property damage exceeds $500, you must notify the local police department, the office of the county sheriff, or the nearest office of the state highway patrol.
#9. When entering the roundabout you must:
When entering the roundabout or traffic circle you must negotiate a sharp curve. Slow your speed to about 15 to 20 mph. Enter a traffic circle to the right, but steer to the left (in a counterclockwise direction).
#10. Which of the following convictions may result in a revocation of your driving privilege?
Your driving privileges may be revoked if you are convicted of:
- Vehicular homicide.
- Failure to stop and render aid.
- Reckless driving.
- Any felony in the commission of which a motor vehicle is used.
- Attempting to elude a police officer.
- Aggravated vehicle homicide.
- Vehicle battery.
#11. A traffic signal showing a steady yellow light means:
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.
#12. The alcohol concentration in your blood will be reduced only by:
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.
#13. When approaching an intersection to make a left turn and oncoming traffic prevents you from making an immediate turn, you should:
Slow down and stop if necessary. If you are turning left, you must yield to all oncoming traffic.
#14. After passing this sign you reach an intersection without signs or signals. You must:
T-Intersection ahead. The road ends at an intersection. You cannot go straight ahead. You must turn left or right. Stop and yield to cross traffic, when necessary.
#15. 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.
#16. When the view is obstructed, it is illegal to pass on two-lane roads:
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.
#17. When approaching or passing a bicyclist, you should:
When approaching or passing a bicyclist slow down and allow as much space as possible and consider the bicyclist’s speed when you pass.
#18. In which situation are you allowed to overtake a stopped school bus?
You may overtake a school bus if no red lights are flashing. It is important to note that although you may not be required by law to stop when you see a stopped school bus, you should be aware that students will be getting on and off the bus. Children are unpredictable and could run into the road at any time. Use caution as you are driving near school buses and adjust your speed accordingly.
#19. On a two-direction roadway, passing is permitted:
Passing with caution is permitted next to a dashed line. When the line is solid passing is prohibited.
#20. Which of the following must you obey over the other three?
Regardless of what traffic lights or signs may indicate, you must always obey the instructions of a police or peace officer. Flag persons are often used to give specific directions in work zones. Follow all directions given by a flagger. You must also follow directions given by school crossing guards.
#21. Double parking is allowed:
Double parking a vehicle is prohibited.
#22. Why should you not follow the same vehicle or group of vehicles for a long distance?
Do not follow the same vehicle or group of vehicles for a long distance. This results in assuming a spectator role and you cease to consider the car ahead as a source of danger.
#23. 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.
#24. What kind of lanes are marked by signs or pavement markings with a white diamond symbol?
A diamond-shaped marking is used where a lane is designated for a specific usage such as a bus or carpool lane. Do not enter unless authorized.
#25. What is the background color of a warning sign like this?
Construction and maintenance areas may, because of their temporary nature, confuse or surprise a driver. The color orange is designated for all signs, barrels, barricades and warning devices used in these areas for easier identification.
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|
|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.
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
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, 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
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.
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.
The Kansas Graduated Driver Licensing System is a step-by-step program that allows teen drivers to gradually gain driving experience under restrictions and supervision. The purpose is to reduce risks for teen drivers and limit the number of crashes where teens are involved.
In general, the program has three steps:
- Instruction Permit
- Restricted Driver License
- Full Driver License
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%).