Ohio BMV Test Practice – 20 Questions about Road Rules



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#1. If your driver's license has expired, you may still drive:

There is no grace period for renewing your license. If you continue to drive on your license after it has expired, you will be risking a traffic citation. If you fail to renew within 45 days after the date of expiration, the Bureau of Motor Vehicles will mail an expiration notice to your last known address. Regardless of this notice, you will still be subject to a citation for driving on an expired license.


#2. When making a left turn, you should:

To make a left turn, drive close to the center divider line or into the left turn lane, not to the right side. Begin signaling about 100 feet before the turn. Look left, then right, then left again, and make the turn when it is safe. Keep your wheels pointed straight ahead until it is safe to start your turn.


#3. If a yellow center line is solid on your side of the road, it means:

If the solid yellow line is closer to you, you cannot cross the lines. If the broken line is closer to you, you can only cross the line to pass another vehicle when it is safe to do so.


#4. 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.


#5. If a car approaches you with bright lights on at night:

When another vehicle is approaching yours, be sure to dim your headlights. If a car approaches you with bright lights on, do not stare at the lights. Instead, look down the right edge of your lane.


#6. When may you drive at the maximum speed indicated by a speed limit sign?

Vehicles may not be driven at speeds greater or less than reasonable, depending on conditions of traffic, road, and weather. A driver must keep the vehicle under control in order to be able to bring it to a stop within assured clear distance ahead.


#7. Which is a suitable restraint system for children who are four through eight years old?

When any child who is at least 4 years of age but less than 8 years of age is being transported in a motor vehicle, the operator of the vehicle shall have the child properly restrained in a booster seat unless the child is four feet and nine inches or taller.


#8. You must never park within how many feet of a fire hydrant?

Never park within 10 feet of a fire hydrant.


#9. When are you most at risk of drowsy driving?

You are most at risk when you are sleep deprived, drive long distances without rest breaks, and take medicine that increases sleepiness.

Never drive if you are sleepy. Remember, fatigue is a significant factor in highway crashes.


#10. When the roads are covered with snow and slush, you must:

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.


#11. When sharing the road with a bicyclist:

Maintain a safety zone of at least three feet between the car and the bicyclist.


#12. Car tires are worn-out and unsafe if the remaining tread depth is:

1/32 of an inch is less than 1/16 inch. Tires must have a minimum of 1/16 inch tread depth on the road surface. They should be free of major bumps or bulges, breaks or tread damage.


#13. You approach a motorcycle in the same lane. When passing you must:

Remember, a motorist must not attempt to share the same lane beside a motorcyclist. Motorcycles need a full lane width like other vehicles. A skilled motorcyclist will constantly change positions within a lane to increase their ability to see and be seen, and to avoid objects on the road. Never move into the same lane with a motorcycle, even if the lane is wide and the cyclist is riding to one side. Pass a motorcyclist only when it can be done safely.


#14. When entering or crossing a street from an alley:

Drivers crossing a sidewalk while entering or exiting an alley, building, private road, or driveway within a business or residence district must stop and yield to pedestrians. In the event there is no sidewalk area, a driver must stop at the point nearest the street to be entered where the driver has a view of approaching traffic thereon.


#15. If you have a tire blowout while driving, you can easily lose control of your vehicle by:

A blowout when traveling at a high rate of speed is dangerous, especially if the driver does not realize it. Follow these tips for a safe recovery:

  • Do not panic.
  • Keep your foot off the accelerator, and let the vehicle coast until it stops.
  • When the blowout is a rear tire, sudden application to the brakes will set up a tail sway, which is difficult to control.

Remember, do not overreact. Do not steer sharply off the road.


#16. 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.


#17. You approach a stopped police vehicle on a multi-lane roadway. The vehicle has its emergency lights activated. What should you do?

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.


#18. When a school bus driver is preparing to stop the bus, he or she activates:

When a school bus driver is preparing to stop the bus, he or she activates four amber lights, two on the front and two on the rear of the bus. These lights continue to flash until the bus is fully stopped.

Other vehicles are not required to stop during this preliminary stage, but should proceed with caution and be prepared to stop as soon as the bus comes to a full stop.


#19. When you approach a traffic signal with a flashing yellow light, you must:

Proceed with caution. A flashing yellow signal means all traffic shall pass through the intersection with caution.


#20. The driver ahead signals:

Right turn – left arm extended, with elbow bent upward, at about a 90-degree angle.

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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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