Virginia Highway Signs – Recognition Test – Sample Questions



#1. This sign means you should:

Reduced speed limit ahead: Prepare to reduce your speed. The speed limit is changing ahead.


#2. What does this sign mean?

You must come to a complete stop at the sign, stop line, pedestrian crosswalk, or curb. Wait for any vehicle or pedestrian to clear the way.


#3. What does this sign mean?

Pedestrian crossing. Watch for people entering a crosswalk or crossing your path. Slow down and be prepared to stop. A second sign with an arrow may show the actual location of the crosswalk.


#4. What does this sign mean?

Sharp left and right turns

This sign is used in advance of two turns that have advisory speeds of 30 mph or less.


#5. What does this sign mean?

Yield ahead. Slow down and be prepared to stop at the yield sign or adjust your speed to the flow of the traffic.


#6. This sign means:

No U-Turn. Do not make a U-turn when you see this sign.


#7. What does this sign mean?

The Keep Left sign tells you that you must pass only to the left of a roadway feature or obstruction.


#8. What does this sign mean?

School zone/School crossing: Watch out for children crossing the street or playing. Be ready to slow down or stop. Obey speed limits and signals from any crossing guards. A second sign with an arrow may show the actual location of the crosswalk. School signs may be yellow or yellow-green.


#9. What does this sign mean?

Sharp turn. Slow down and be prepared for a sharp left turn in the road ahead.


#10. This road sign indicates:

Divided highway begins. The highway ahead is split into two separate roadways by a median or divider and each roadway is one-way. Keep right.

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Virginia Official Driver Knowledge Test

Quick facts about your official driver’s license and learner’s permit test in Virginia:

  Number of Questions: 10 + 25 = 35
  Correct answers needed: 10 + 20 = 30
  Passing score: 100% / 80%
  Time limit: No
  Earliest retest upon failure: 1-15 days

Virginia highway signs

Virginia Knowledge Test

The Virginia knowledge exam for a learner’s permit or full driver’s license is a two-part examination.

The first part consists of 10 Virginia highway signs which you must be able to recognize by shape, colors, symbols, or messages. You must correctly answer all 10 questions about the highway signs! A passing score of 100%.

The second part has 25 multiple-choice questions about Virginia traffic laws, common road rules, and safe driving techniques. On this part, you must answer 20 questions correctly (80%).

Everything is in the Virginia Driver’s Manual

Virginia DMV base all questions on the information in the Driver’s Manual . You can find everything you must learn for your examination in this manual.

This Road Sign Test

This road sign sample test has 10 questions, just like the real highway sign recognition test.

It covers only the signs described in the Virginia manual and the signs that can show up on your test.

This test is random, which means that each set pulls 10 signs from the 50+ signs described in the manual. Take the sample test a few times until you are certain you have covered all the signs mentioned in manual.

With a full score on a handful of sample tests, you are probably in good shape for passing the real test.

Continue with the Road Rules Test

After passing the sign recognition test, you will be allowed to continue with the part that deals with traffic rules and safe driving .

Virginia DMV Test Practice - Photo by Andrea Piacquadio

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