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#1. What can you do to help prevent injured persons from going into shock at the scene of an accident?

To prevent an injured person from going into shock, keep the person warm. Cover the individual with a blanket or warm clothing such as a coat or jacket.


#2. To back your vehicle safely:

Before backing you should look to the front, sides and rear, and continue to look to the rear while backing. Do not depend on your mirror. Back slowly. Do not interfere with other traffic.


#3. Roads are can more slippery:

Roadways are more slippery when it first starts to rain, snow or sleet as the water will mix with dirt, oil and other substances on the roadway. 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.


#4. If you need to use arm signals, how would you signal a slowdown and stop?

Slowing or stop – left arm extended downward, with palm of hand to the rear.


#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. The risk of hydroplaning increases:

Chances of hydroplaning increase as speeds increase. In a standard passenger car, partial hydroplaning starts at about 35 mph, and increases with speed to about 55 mph at which point the tires may be totally up on the water. In a severe rainstorm, for example, the tires lose all contact with the road at 55 mph.


#7. When you want to make a right turn at an intersection with a steady red light, you should:

After stopping and yielding, you may cautiously enter the intersection and make a right turn if there is no sign prohibiting such a turn.


#8. What light beam should you use when driving at night in a heavy fog?

Use your lower headlight beams when driving in a fog. Driving with your high light beam (your bright lights) in a fog is like shining your lights on a mirror, and light is reflected back into your own eyes and has a tendency to blind you. You should also use low beams when it is raining or snowing.


#9. 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.


#10. When you change lanes, you should:

Look over your shoulder in the direction you want to move. Be sure no one is near the left or right rear corners of your vehicle. These areas are blind spots. To see the blind spots, you have to turn your head and look.


#11. There is always a crosswalk where a road intersects a sidewalk, even if it is not marked by painted lines.

In the illustration, the area from where sidewalk A ends and sidewalk B begins is a legal crosswalk, even though there are no painted lines. For this reason, it is called an unmarked crosswalk.


#12. A large truck is turning right onto a street with two lanes in each direction. The truck:

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.


#13. When you park your car on the same side as an entrance to a fire station, you must keep this distance from the driveway entrance:

It is illegal to park within 20 feet of driveway entrance to fire station and on side of street opposite entrance within 75 feet of entrance.


#14. On two-lane roads with traffic moving in both directions, it is illegal to pass on the left side:

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.

#15. Kansas law requires all children younger than age 8 to be in an approved child-safety seat or booster seat, unless:

All children under age eight must ride in an appropriate child safety restraint, unless the child is four feet and nine inches or taller.

  • Infants from birth to at least age one, and until they are at least 20 pounds should ride in the back seat in a properly installed, rear-facing infant seat.
  • Toddlers over one year old and at least 20 pounds should ride in the back seat in a properly installed, forward-facing child safety seat.
  • Children between the ages of 4 and 8, who are no more than 4 feet 9 inches tall, should ride in the back seat in a properly installed, booster seat.
  • When children outgrow their booster seats, usually at age 8 or when they are 4 feet 9 inches tall, they can use the adult safety belt in the back seat.

#16. This sign tells you:

No U-Turn. You cannot make a complete turn to go in the opposite direction where this sign is displayed. 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. Which of the following would be indicated by a diamond shaped road sign?

Diamond-shaped traffic signs warn drivers of upcoming road conditions and hazards. A Deer Crossing sign is an example of a diamond-shaped traffic sign.


#18. Red road reflectors on the pavement mark:

Red markings delineate roadways that shall not be entered or used by the viewer of those markings. If you are going the wrong way at night, road reflectors will shine red in your headlights.


#19. 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.


#20. What does this sign mean?

Divided highway ends. The road ahead has two-way traffic.


#21. 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.


#22. What does this sign mean?

Slippery when wet. All pavement is slippery when wet, but this sign warns of extreme conditions.


#23. In general, a Kansas driver's license is valid for a period of:

Renewal periods are as follows:

  • Licenses issued to persons at least 21 years of age but less than 65 years of age, six years from license expiration date.
  • Licenses issued to persons 65 years of age or older, four years from license expiration date.
  • For drivers under the age of 21 all licenses will expire on the drivers 21st birthday.

#24. 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.


#25. A traffic officer is directing you to do a U-turn against existing signs. What should you do?

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.

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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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