Ohio BMV Test Practice – 20 Questions about Road Rules



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#1. Adult passengers in a car must always wear seat belts:

The mandatory safety belt usage law requires drivers and front-seat occupants of most passenger vehicles to wear safety belts whenever they drive or ride in a motor vehicle on Ohio’s roadways. When the vehicle is being driven by a probationary license holder, all occupants must wear safety belts.


#2. If you see the letters RR and a large X painted on the pavement, you are approaching:

Pavement markings consisting of an X and the letters RR may be painted on the pavement of the approach to some railroad crossings.


#3. Which of the following equipment is not allowed on your car?

No motor vehicle, except a public safety or emergency vehicle, shall be equipped with any siren, whistle, or bell.


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

Minimum speed limits are posted on controlled-access highways. You must not drive below that posted minimum limit unless necessary for safe operation.


#5. If you use another person's driver's license to buy alcoholic beverages, it will result in a suspension of your license for:

No person can use a falsified driver’s license or one that has been altered or belongs to someone else to buy alcoholic beverages. The penalty for this law is an automatic one-year suspension of driving privileges.


#6. When approaching a stationary highway maintenance vehicle on a multi-lane roadway, you must:

When an emergency, stationary public safety and/or road service vehicle is stopped alongside the roadway with its lights flashing, the driver of vehicles passing it must reduce their speed. Furthermore, whenever it is possible, the driver should change lanes to pass the emergency vehicle in a lane that is not adjacent to where the emergency vehicle stopped.


#7. When two vehicles from different directions arrive at the same time at a four-way stop, which one should be given the right-of-way?

At intersections marked as 4-way or all-way stops, the vehicle reaching the intersection first gets to go first. If more than one vehicle arrives at the same time, yield the right of way to the vehicle on the right.


#8. If your car stalls on railroad tracks and a train is approaching, you should leave your vehicle and move quickly:

If your vehicle stalls while on the tracks and a train is approaching, unfasten your safety belt, get out of the vehicle, and run as far away from the tracks as you can. Run towards the direction the train is approaching. If you run from the train, you may be hit by debris when the train strikes your vehicle.


#9. Which classified driver's license allows you to drive a school bus with a gross vehicle weight rating of 26,000 pounds or less?

A Class C license is required for any school bus with a gross vehicle weight rating of less than 26,001 pounds that is designed to transport fewer than 16 passengers including the driver.


#10. When making a left turn on a two-way street with multiple lanes, a left turn should be completed:

The turn should be made into the lane on the right half of the street nearest the center line.


#11. 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.

#12. After stopping at a traffic signal with a solid red light, you:

In Ohio, it is legal to turn right after stopping at a red traffic signal, but only when:

  • There is no sign posted at the intersection forbidding right turns on red.
  • You have come to a complete stop and have allowed all crossing traffic and all pedestrians to proceed through the intersection.
  • You can clearly see that the turn can be completed safely.

A left turn on red may be made only from the extreme left lane of a one-way street to the extreme left lane of another one-way street, providing there is no sign posted forbidding a left turn on red.


#13. What is the best thing you can do if your wheels run off the pavement?

It is possible that at one time or another, your vehicle’s wheels will run off the pavement onto the berm or soft shoulder. If this occurs, follow these tips to return safely on the road:

  • Do not try to jerk the tires immediately back onto the road.
  • Stop accelerating. Allow the vehicle to coast to a slower speed.
  • When the car has slowed, gradually steer back onto the roadway.
  • As soon as all four wheels are on the pavement, straighten the front wheels and proceed with traffic.

Remember, do not overreact. Do not try to swerve back onto the pavement right away, because you may lose control of your vehicle.


#14. What is true about fatigue?

Fatigue, which slows down perception and reaction time, is a significant factor in nighttime crashes. Be sure to pull off of the road and rest if you are tired.


#15. When the road is wet from heavy rain and you are following another vehicle, you should:

In bad weather and on slippery roads, you must put a greater distance than usual between you and other vehicles. This is necessary because cars need a greater stopping distance on slippery roads.


#16. When you plan to exit a freeway, you should:

Plan ahead. Watch for signs, signal your proper turn-off, and move to the correct exit lane. Use your turn signal to indicate when and where you will be exiting. The heavier the traffic, the earlier you should move into the proper lane. Stay at the speed of traffic until you reach the exit ramp, then slow down


#17. When driving in fog, you should:

When driving in fog, reduce your speed. Use your low-beam headlights, not your high beams. Keep a safe distance between you and the car in front of you. If you are involved in a collision, get your car off the road as quickly as possible.


#18. Ohio law requires you to stop at the following minimum distance from the front or rear of a stopped school bus displaying red flashing lights:

All traffic approaching the bus from either direction must stop at least 10 feet from the front or rear of the bus.


#19. Which of the following freeze first when wet?

Bridges and overpasses will freeze early and hold frost and ice while other portions of the pavement are dry.


#20. You can park your car in an intersection:

No person shall stop, park, or stand a vehicle within an intersection or within 20 feet of a crosswalk or 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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