Oklahoma Permit Practice for the DPS Knowledge Exam

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#1. When following a large truck that blocks your view ahead, you should:

When following a large vehicle, stay far enough back so you can see the roadway ahead clearly. You should also make sure the other driver can see you. A truck’s blind spots are immediately in front, on either side of the cab, and up to 200 feet in the rear.

Trucks take longer to stop than cars because of their size. But at higher speeds or on wet pavement, they may have better traction and be able to stop more quickly than a car. If you are following too closely, you may not be able to stop in time to avoid rear-ending the truck.

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#2. When approaching a stopped emergency vehicle with activated lights on a multi-lane roadway, you must:

You must move to the left lane on a 4-lane road when there is an emergency vehicle on the right shoulder.

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#3. Which of the following traffic violations will add more than three points to your driving record?

Four points will be assessed if you are convicted of passing a stopped school bus.

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#4. Which of the following is correct?

In fog, use your low beam headlights to reduce glare. High beams reflect off the fog, like shining your lights in a mirror, and you can’t see very far ahead.

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#5. What does overdrive your headlights mean?

When you are overdriving your headlights you are going too fast and cannot stop within the distance you can see ahead.

Remember, do not overdrive your lights. Adjust your speed so you can stop within the distance you can see.

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#6. Which of the following vehicles must always stop before crossing railroad tracks?

Some vehicles must stop before crossing train tracks. These vehicles include buses, church buses, school buses, and trucks transporting hazardous loads.

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#7. This sign means that:

Sharp left turn. The road will make a sharp turn to the left.

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#8. Which road signs have this shape?

The upside-down triangle shape is exclusively used for yield signs. Slow down and, if necessary, stop to give the right of way to vehicles and pedestrians.

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#9. A truck's blind spots consist of the following:

A truck’s blind spots are immediately in front, on either side of the cab, and up to 200 feet in the rear.

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#10. If your car starts to skid, you should ease off the gas and:

As a general rule, if the car starts to skid, ease of the gas and slow down gradually. Take your foot off the brake and turn the steering wheel in the direction of the skid if you can do so without running off the road, hitting something, or steering into oncoming traffic.

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#11. When a pedestrian in a wheelchair is crossing the street, you must:

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. Pedestrians include people walking, skateboarders, in-line or roller skaters, and the disabled who use wheelchairs, walkers, tricycles, or similar supports.

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#12. It can be dangerous to leave a motor running in a garage because of:

Cars produce carbon monoxide, a deadly odorless and colorless gas. Fumes from a leaky exhaust system can cause death in a very short time. Never run the motor in your garage, or sit in the car with the motor running, without opening a window.

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#13. You approach this road sign. It tells you to be particularly alert and watch for:

Deer crossing. Deer or other animals are common in this area. Watch for deer crossing the road, particularly during twilight and night-time hours.

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#14. After passing a car and before returning to your lane, you should:

When you return to the driving lane, be sure to leave enough room between you and the vehicle you have passed. Do not return to the right lane until you can see that car in the rearview mirror. Signal, and pull into the right lane. Turn off your signal when you’re in the lane.

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

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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#16. A revocation of a driving privilege is the same as:

A revocation is the withdrawal and termination of a driver license or privilege. You may be required to re-take the driver’s license knowledge and skills test and there may be a court hearing regarding the reinstatement of your license.

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#17. Blocking an intersection with your vehicle is:

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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#18. Why is it important to know what kind of braking system your vehicle has?

Knowing how to apply your brakes in an emergency situation may save your life. Conventional and anti-lock brakes (ABS) are used differently, so it is important to know what kind of braking system your vehicle has.

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#19. Which road signs have a three-sided pennant shape?

This three-sided sign is shaped like a pennant. The sign indicates the start of a no passing zone.

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#20. The Implied Consent Law means:

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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#21. When making a right turn, you should do all the following except:

Avoid swinging wide by moving wide to the left before going into the turn. If you swing wide, the driver behind you may think you are changing lanes or turning left and may try to pass you on the right.

(This question asked what you should not do).

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#22. When can you cross yellow center lines to pass another vehicle?

A dashed yellow line separates lanes of traffic moving in opposite directions. Stay to the right of the line, unless you are passing. When passing, you may cross this line temporarily when it is safe to do so.

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#23. When you park on a hill headed uphill and there is no curb, you should turn your front wheels:

Headed either uphill or downhill and there is no curb, turn the wheels so the car will roll away from the center of the road if the brakes fail.

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#24. You approach this road sign. It means:

Keep right. A divided highway or traffic island where traffic must keep right is ahead. Stay on the right side of the divider.

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#25. This flagger signal means:

To let traffic proceed, the flagger is holding the flag down next to the body. The free hand is swinging in an upward arc from below the horizontal arm toward the flagger’s head.

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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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