Kentucky Road Signs and What They Mean – 10 Signs You Must Know



This is a passing score. Do you want to try again with new questions?

The road sign test

Or try the 30-question knowledge test?

Kentucky permit test practice

This is not a passing score. Do you want to try again with new questions?

The road sign test

Or try the 30-question knowledge test?

Kentucky permit test practice

#1. What does this sign mean?

One Way.

On this road you may travel only in the direction indicated by arrow.


#2. What does this sign mean?

Divided highway ahead (divided highway begins).

The highway ahead is divided into two one-way roadways. Keep to the right.


#3. What does this sign mean?

Sharp turn. The road will make a sharp turn. Slow your speed, keep to the right, and do not pass other vehicles.


#4. This sign means:

Lane use control signs are used where turns are required or where special turning movements are permitted for specific lanes. Traffic in the lane must turn in the direction of the arrow.


#5. What is the meaning of this sign?

Do not park to right of this sign.


#6. Where will you find a sign with this shape?

Crossbuck signs are found at railroad crossings.


#7. A combination of these two signs tells you:

Pedestrian crossing. Watch for people crossing the street. Slow down or stop if necessary.

Signs may have a separate downward-pointing arrow plaque, which indicates the actual location of the crosswalk.


#8. What does this sign mean?

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


#9. When you see this sign, you are approaching:

Low clearance. Do not enter if your vehicle is taller than the height listed on the sign.


#10. What does this sign mean?

Merging Traffic sign. You are coming to a point where another traffic lane joins the one you are on. Watch for other traffic and be ready to yield the right-of-way when necessary.

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Kentucky Official Driver License Test

Quick facts about the driver’s license and learner’s permit test in Kentucky:

  Road sign Questions:10
  Road rules:30
  Passing score:80% on each test
  Correct answers needed:8 + 24
  Earliest retest upon failure:1 day

Kentucky Knowledge Test

The Kentucky knowledge exam for a learner’s permit or full driver’s license is a two-part examination.

Part I: 30 road rules questions
Part II: 10 road signs questions

The first part has 30 multiple-choice questions about Kentucky traffic regulations, common rules of the road, and safe driving practices. You must answer 24 questions correctly (80%) to pass this part.

The second part is 10-question road sign identification test. You must recognize common Kentucky road signs and explain what they mean. With 8 correct answers you will reach the passing score (80%) on this part.

Kentucky Road Signs Practice Test

This practice test focuses only on the Kentucky road signs and what they mean. You should be able to recognize 10 common highway signs based on color, shape, symbols, and word messages.

Just like the real examination, the test is random. A set of 10 random signs are picked from the more than 70 road signs that are described in the Driver Manual.

You can take this practice test as many ties as you need to learn the meaning of all the signs.

To prepare for the first part of the exam, you can use this practice test: Kentucky Permit Test Practice .

Kentucky Permit Test Practice - Photo by Andrea Piacquadio

Everything is in the Kentucky Driver Manual

Kentucky DMV base all questions on the information in the Driver’s Manual . Everything you need to study for your examination is found in this manual.

Don’t forget to pay attention to how shapes and colors are used to give basic messages about the meaning of road signs.

The most important colors and shapes are:

Road Sign Colors – Kentucky
Red: Stop, prohibition
Yellow: General warning
Orange: Construction and maintenance (work zone)
Green: Directional guidance, movements permitted
Road Sign Shapes – Kentucky
TriangleEquilateral triangle: Yield signs
DiamondDiamond: Warning signs
Vertical rectangleVertical rectangle: Regulatory signs
PentagonPentagon (five-sided): School signs
OctagonOctagon (eight-sided): Stop signs
CircleCircle: Railroad advance warning signs


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