Oklahoma Permit Practice for the DPS Knowledge Exam

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#1. 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.

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#2. Children can be secured with a seat belt when they are:

Children at least six years of age but younger than thirteen years of age must be protected by use of a child passenger restraint system or a seat belt.

Children over 8 years old or taller than 4-feet 9-inches in height are recommended to use a safety belt system.

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#3. A blind spot is the area of the road:

These areas are called blind spots because you cannot see them through your mirrors. When turning or changing lanes, look over your shoulder in the direction you plan to move.

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#4. When a truck makes a turn:

Trucks often swing wide. This is because the rear wheels follow a shorter path than the front wheels. The longer the vehicle, the greater the difference.

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#5. You have given consent to take a test for determining the alcoholic level in your blood:

The very act of driving or being in actual physical control of a motor vehicle means that you have agreed to take one or more tests to determine your blood alcohol content (BAC). This law applies to everyone, residents and nonresidents alike. Refusal to take the test upon request by a law enforcement officer will result in an automatic revocation of your driving privilege, even if you have not been drinking. If you have been drinking, the test will determine the BAC level.

If the BAC level is 0.08 or more (or any measurable amount if you are under 21 years old), your driver license will be revoked, even if you are not convicted in court of driving under the influence (DUI).

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#6. When may you drive faster than a maximum speed limit?

The basic speed does not set an exact speed limit but means that the speed you may drive is limited by the current conditions. Your speed must always be careful and prudent (using skill and good judgment). It must also be reasonable and proper, not too fast and not too slow, for the current conditions. You must not drive so slowly that you block, hinder, or interfere with other vehicles moving at normal speeds. Always adjust your speed to conditions so you can stop within a clear distance head.

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#7. If you are convicted of speeding (25 mph or less above posted limit), it will result in the following points on your driving record:

Speeding will result in two points.

Speed in excess of 25 mph above posted limit will result in three points on your driving record.

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#8. Can you drive across a double solid center line?

Single or double solid yellow lines mean DO NOT PASS. You may cross a solid yellow line to turn left.

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#9. To obtain an unrestricted Commercial Driver's License (CDL), including Classes A, B, and C, you must be at least:

Minimum age for Class A, B, or C – Commercial License – is 18.

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#10. If an aggressive driver follows you on the road:

If a driver follows you, go to a police station or a public place where you can get help. If you are harassed on the road, get the offender’s license-tag number and report the incident to the authorities.

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#11. A solid green signal light means:

A green light means go. You can cross the intersection or turn except where turns are not allowed. Be sure the intersection is clear before you start, and watch out for drivers who try to race through the intersection to beat a red light. Remember, don’t block the intersection. If traffic is stopped and is blocking an intersection, you must stop before reaching the crosswalk and wait for the traffic to move.

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#12. If your vehicle breaks down on a highway:

If you have a breakdown, an emergency, or have to stop for some reason, signal, and then pull off to the extreme right shoulder away from moving traffic where it is safe. Turn on your emergency flashers.

If you need help, raise your hood and tie a white cloth to the hood or radio antenna.

When you are out of your car, never walk near the roadway. Keep children away from the traffic.

Remember, if your car is blocking the flow of traffic, you must move it off the roadway.

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#13. When you want to exit a freeway, you should:

When you plan to exit the freeway, give yourself plenty of time. Move to the proper lane well in advance of the exit, especially in heavy traffic. Maintain your speed at the flow of traffic until you reach the exit. Signal at least 100 feet before the exit. Slow down on the deceleration lane or exit ramp and keep slowing down until you reach the posted speed limit. Check your speedometer. If you miss the exit ramp, never turn around or back up.

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#14. What does this sign mean?

Crossing for disabled. Slow down and watch both sides of the street for individuals who may be crossing the road in a wheelchair.

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#15. You approach a railroad crossing. There is heavy traffic ahead. You must stop before the crossing when:

Avoid stopping on railroad tracks. Never move onto a railroad track unless you are certain you can drive across safely. Once you have started across the tracks, keep going.

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#16. You approach this road sign. What does it tell you?

Two roadways come together ahead with a new lane added. You do not have to merge (form one line), but watch for traffic in the new lane.

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#17. When parking at a railroad crossing, you must keep this following distance from the crossing:

It is illegal to park within 50 feet of the nearest rail of a railroad crossing.

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#18. A pedestrian has entered a crosswalk where there are no signs or signals. Who has the right-of-way?

Always yield to people crossing the roadway, whether the crosswalk is marked or unmarked. Be especially alert in school zones and high-traffic pedestrian areas.

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#19. Which car or cars are best positioned for a right turn on this one-way street?

When you are turning on one-way or divide streets, always turn from the lane nearest the curb. Extreme right or left lanes should be used for turning.

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#20. Which road signs have a green background?

Green is used for guidance information, including: destinations, distances, and directions.

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#21. Wet roads are usually more slippery when temperature is:

Streets and highways are most hazardous when the snow or ice begins to melt, or when near the freezing point. You must be extremely careful, especially on black ice, a clear icy coating on the road surface that you cannot see.

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#22. When must you use your headlights?

By law, you must use your headlights at nighttime. Nighttime is from one-half (1/2) hour after sunset to one-half (1/2) hour before sunrise. You must also turn on headlights when, due to insufficient light or unfavorable atmospheric conditions, persons and vehicles on the highway are not clearly discernible at a distance of one thousand (1,000) feet or less.

Note: after sunrise and before sunset is daytime.

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#23. In Oklahoma, fines double for speeding in construction and maintenance zones:

Speeding fines are doubled in construction and maintenance zones when workers or equipment are present.

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#24. When you see this sign, you must:

Keep right. A traffic island, median or obstruction is ahead.

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#25. Which of the following improves safety and helps you avoid letting the cell phone become a deadly distraction while driving:

Cellular car phones require that you take one hand off the wheel. Talking on the phone takes your mind off of the road and your driving. Studies show that complex phone conversations can affect your ability to respond to changing traffic conditions.

  • Whenever possible, pull off the road before calling from your car.
  • Do not unbuckle your seat belt to reach for a phone.
  • Use the memory dial function and voice-activated dialing when possible to avoid taking your eyes off the road.
  • Do not allow the phone to distract or disturb you while driving.
  • Do not eat, drink, light a cigarette, read, or write while you talk and drive.
  • Make your calls as short as possible, know when to hang up.
  • Ask your passenger to handle all phone calls for you.
  • Know your own limits. If you recognize that using a car phone distracts you from driving safely, limit your use or simply pull off the road when you are on the phone.
  • State law requires drivers to devote full time and attention to driving. You may be ticketed if involved in an accident while using a cellular phone.
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Oklahoma DPS Driver Knowledge Test

Quick facts about your Oklahoma written test for a Driver License or Learner Permit:

  Number of Questions: 50
  Correct answers needed: 40
  Passing score: 80 percent
  Time limit: No
  Earliest retest upon failure: Next day

The Oklahoma Sample and Practice Test

This sample test is designed to help you practice for the official driver knowledge test in Oklahoma.

Each set is limited to 25 sample questions, unlike the real written knowledge test that has 50 questions. The limitation is deliberate. Most users find it easier to practice with a smaller number of questions.

After each question, there is an instant feedback to let you know if your answer is correct or not. When your answer is incorrect, you can also find a short description of the correct answer. Use this to make sure you fully understand why your choice was wrong. Use the Driver Manual to look up more information.

Each set is random, and questions are pulled from a larger question bank that covers all important areas of the manual. You should, however, be aware that randomized tests also mean that the questions you get may not include all possible questions on your exam. Wordings may also be slightly different.



The Official Knowledge Examination in Oklahoma

As mentioned, the official exam consists of 50 questions about road rules, Oklahoma traffic laws, and the meaning of common traffic signs and signals. To pass the examination you must correctly answer 40 questions; a passing score of 80%.

Should you fail the written knowledge test, you can at the examiners discretion take it again the next day. Should you fail the Oklahoma test three times in a row, a longer wait time kicks in, so it is a good idea to try to get it right from the beginning. With these practice tests your chances of passing the first time are almost 100%.

The test is only available in English and Spanish. If you have trouble reading and understanding any of these languages, you can bring an interpreter, but be aware that Oklahoma Department of Public Safety (DPS) does not pay for the interpreter.

There is a new fee for each time you take the written test, which is another reason for you to try to get it right the first time.

The knowledge examination is a closed book test. You cannot bring manuals, papers, backpacks, or notes into the testing area. Mute and put away your cell phone before you start your test.

At this point, Oklahoma DPS does not offer any kind of online testing from home.

Oklahoma DPS test - photo by Andrea Piacquadio

The Importance of the Oklahoma Driver Manual

The Oklahoma Driver Manual outlines all rules, traffic laws, and road signs you must know for your written test.

The test is constructed to make sure you have read and understood the contents of the manual, which is why you should always start by getting a copy.

For a small fee, you can get a hard copy at Motor License agents (Tag Agents ). You can also download a PDF-version of the OK Manual and keep on your phone, tablet, or computer.

Without previous experience of driving, it is difficult to pass the knowledge examination without reading the manual.

We recommend that you read the manual at least a couple of times and use practice test to verify and expand your knowledge.

Is the Oklahoma Written Test Hard?

Oklahoma DPS does not release failure rates on the knowledge test, but it is estimated that more than 25% of all first-time test takers fail the examination. The difficulty level is rated “moderate”.

Moderate - DMV Test difficulty grading by licenseroute

Who Must Pass the Written Exam?

  First-time applicants.

Whenever you apply for an Oklahoma driver license or Learner Permit and haven’t been licensed before, you must pass all applicable requirements, including the knowledge exam.

  Drivers who had their license revoked.

A revocation means that your driving privilege is taken away and will not be automatically reinstated after the revocation period. It is much more serious than a suspension.

If your license was revoked, you must wait until the revocation period has ended and apply for a new license. Just like a first-time applicant, you must pass all tests again.

  Drivers who let their license expire more than three years.

When you renew your driver license, DPS will not ask for a new test unless they have reason to believe that you are unfit to drive or if you have let your license expire more than three years.

  Drivers with a foreign driver license.

Drivers who move to Oklahoma and hold a driver license from a country other than United States, Canada, or Germany must pass the knowledge test when they replace their foreign license with an Oklahoma license.

For drivers with a license from United States, Canada, or Germany both the knowledge exam and the road skills test are waived, but the must still pass the vision screening.



Oklahoma Graduated Driver Licensing (GDL) Program

Oklahoma GDL is a program that helps young driver gain driving experience through different phases and restricts driving in high-risk environment. The rules affect all new drivers between 15 and 18 years.

The program includes four different stages:

  No license

A teenager who is at least 15 years can start practice driving without a license, as long as they are enrolled in a driver education and while they are receiving instruction from and accompanied by a certified driver education instructor.

  Learner Permit

A learner permit is issued if a teenager is at least 15 years and six months old, have passed the written test, and is enrolled in or has completed a driver education.

In addition to practice driving while supervised by a certified driver education instructor, the teen can now also drive together with any licensed driver at least 21 years old and who occupies the front seat beside the teen. Driving is restricted from 5:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Without a driver education, a teen must wait until they are 16 years before DPS issues a permit.

  Intermediate License

To be eligible for an intermediate or provisional license, a teenager must:

  • hold a permit for at least six months,
  • complete at least 50 hours of behind-the-wheel training (10 hours night driving),
  • have no traffic convictions, and
  • pass the road skills test.

The intermediate license allows a teenager to drive without supervision. Driving is, however, generally restricted to daytime driving and with no more than one non-family passenger.

After holding the intermediate License for at least 6 months (one year with no driver education), a teenager can move on to apply for an unrestricted license.

  Unrestricted Driver License

To be eligible for the full and unrestricted driver license, an applicant under 18 years must have held the intermediate license for at least six months (one year with no driver education) and have no traffic convictions.

If the applicant is 18 years or older, the GDL requirements no longer applies.

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