Ohio BMV Test Practice – 20 Questions about Road Rules



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#1. To avoid getting tired on a long trip, you should:

Be on guard against highway monotony. Fatigue is a significant factor in highway crashes. The Digest of Ohio Motor Vehicle Laws gives these simple tips to avoid fatigue:

  • Play the radio.
  • Engage in light conversation.
  • Stop periodically to stretch your legs and have a cup of coffee or a cold drink.
  • Do not continue to drive if you become too tired. Pull off the road and rest.

#2. White lines separate traffic:

White lines are used as right edge lines on roadways and to delineate the separation of traffic flow in the same direction


#3. When approaching a stopped school bus with flashing red lights traveling in the opposite direction on an undivided roadway with two lanes, you must:

If the bus is stopped on a street or road which has fewer than four lanes, all traffic approaching the bus from either direction must stop at least 10 feet from the front or rear of the bus and remain stopped until the bus begins to move, or the bus driver signals motorists to proceed.


#4. Penalties for a third conviction of operating a vehicle while impaired include a court license suspension up to:

A third offense includes at least 30 consecutive days in jail and court license suspension from one to 10 years.


#5. After a train passes at a railroad crossing with more than one track, you should:

If there is more than one track, a sign below the crossbuck indicates the number of tracks at the crossing. Make sure all tracks are clear before crossing.


#6. To transport 16 or more passengers in a vehicle weighing 26,000 lbs. or less, you need the following license:

A Class C license is required if the vehicle has a maximum weight of 26,000 pounds and is designed to transport 16 or more passengers, including the driver.


#7. Which is one factor that greatly affects your stopping distance?

The process of stopping your car has three main components: perception, reaction, and braking. This is usually referred to as stopping distance. The first two components can be affected by human factors such as tiredness, alcohol, fatigue, and concentration levels. The last component depends on factors such as: tires, brakes, road, and weather conditions.


#8. If you see orange construction signs and cones on a highway, you must:

Motorists should be alert, reduce speed, and watch for workers and equipment on the highway.


#9. What is true about bicyclists?

As a motorist, you must share the road with bicycles. The bicyclist has the same right to use the public road as any other driver, except freeways.

  • Maintain a safety zone of approximately three feet between the car and the bicyclist.
  • Pass a bicyclist only when it can be done safely.
  • Leave ample room when turning right after passing a bicyclist so the bicyclist is not cut off when the motorist slows for the turn.

#10. Are you allowed to drive faster than the speed limit when overtaking another vehicle?

You must not exceed the speed limit to pass another vehicle.


#11. When driving at night, you should use your high-beam headlights:

When you are closely following another vehicle and another vehicle is approaching yours, be sure to dim your headlights. Use the upper beams only for driving in open country with a clear road ahead. When driving in fog, snow, or heavy rainfall, use your low-beam headlights.


#12. What is true about signaling before suddenly reducing speed?

It is illegal to stop or suddenly decrease speed without first giving an appropriate signal. A stop signal can be given by means of the hand and arm, or by signal (brake) lights.


#13. To prevent skidding on slippery surfaces, you should:

Skids are caused by drivers traveling too fast for conditions. If your vehicle does go into a skid, slow down gradually by taking your foot off the accelerator. Never apply the brakes while skidding. Turn the steering wheel in the direction of the skid. If rear of vehicle is skidding to the left, you want to steer to the left to bring the front of the vehicle back in the direction you want to go.


#14. The three-second rule refers to:

A driver must maintain sufficient distance between his or her vehicle and the vehicle ahead. Some safety experts advise drivers to allow one car length ahead for each 10 mph of speed. Others suggest following the three-second rule. To use a three-second rule, you should watch the vehicle ahead pass a stationary object, such as a lamppost, counting ne thousand one, one thousand two, one thousand three. If you pass the lamppost before you say three, you are following too closely and should slow your speed. In bad weather, increase the space to four- or five-seconds traveling time.


#15. If you are in a roundabout when an emergency vehicle with flashing lights approaches from behind, you should:

If you are in an intersection (including roundabouts), drive through the intersection before pulling over. Never stop in an intersection.


#16. When passing another vehicle on a two-lane highway, you must return to your lane before you get within the following distance of an oncoming vehicle:

Return to the right lane as soon as the pass has been safely completed and before coming within 200 feet of any approaching vehicle.


#17. At an intersection where there are no signs or signals, you must:

Where roads cross and there are no stop signs or signals, yield to any vehicle coming at the same time on your right.


#18. On a highway with two or more lanes traveling in the same direction, left lane should be used for:

Left lane should be used for passing.

Vehicles moving slower than the traffic flow must use the available right lane or stay as close as possible to the right-hand curb or edge of the roadway.


#19. When you park your vehicle on any street, you must park:

A vehicle must be parked facing the direction of traffic on that side of the street, parallel to and not more than 12 inches from the right curb.


#20. A traffic signal showing a steady yellow light means:

A steady yellow traffic light means caution. The red stop signal will be exhibited immediately after the yellow light appears. Adjust speed to come to a smooth stop.

Remember, stop if it is safe to do so. Do not speed up to beat the light.

If you are already in the intersection when the yellow light comes on, do not stop, but continue cautiously through the intersection.

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Ohio BMV Driver Knowledge Test

Quick facts about your Ohio BMV written knowledge test:

  Number of Questions: 40
  Correct answers needed: 30
  Passing score: 75 percent
  Time limit: 25 minutes
  Earliest retest upon failure: Next day

The Road Rules Part

This practice test has 20 questions about rules of the road, safe driving techniques, and Ohio traffic laws as described in the Ohio BMV study guide (“Digest of Ohio Motor Vehicle Laws”) .

On the Ohio BMV knowledge examination you should expect 20 questions about road signs and 20 questions about road rules. This practice test focuses on the last 20 questions.

To check your knowledge of Ohio road signs, go here: here: Ohio Road Sign Test Practice .

The Ohio BMV Written Test

The official BMV test has 40 questions and the passing score is 75%. You must get 15 road signs right and 15 of the road rules questions (30 correct answers).

There is an allotted time of 25 minutes for each test taker. You must start your test at least one hour before closing time (end of the day or for lunch).

Should you fail the written knowledge test, you must wait at least until the next business day before you can take the test again. There is no limit on how many times you can re-take the knowledge test.

The road sign part of the written test is only available in English, but for the rest of the test you can chose one of these languages:


At the examiners discretion, you may also be allowed to take an English audio version of the test.

Is the Ohio BMV Written Test Hard?

Ohio BMV does not record or release failure rates on the knowledge test. It is, however, estimated that about one out of four first-time test takers fail the exam. Questions about road rules are reported to be harder than questions about road signs.

The overall difficulty level is rated as “easy”.

Easy - DMV Test difficulty grading by licenseroute

Frequently Asked Questions

You must provide documents that prove your full legal name, birth date, Social Security number, citizenship or legal presence, and address in Ohio. If you are under 18 years, a parent or guardian must approve your application.

Yes. The BMV knowledge test is available in Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Japanese, Russian, Somali, and Spanish. All other languages must use an interpreter.

No, Ohio BMV does not offer online testing from your home.

You must wait until the next business day. There is no limit on how many times you can re-take the knowledge test.

If you are under 18 years, you must complete a driver education class at a licensed driver training school. The class must include 24 hours of classroom or online instruction and 8 hours of driving time.

If you are 18 years or older, BMV does not require a completed driver education.

Ohio Road Sign Practice

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