Virginia Highway Signs – Recognition Test – Sample Questions



#1. Which road signs have a yellow background?

Yellow is used for general warnings of specific road conditions and dangers ahead.


#2. What does this sign mean?

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


#3. This warning sign means:

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.


#4. This sign means:

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


#5. This sign means:

This sign is used with a traffic signal. It tells you that the traffic turning left at a green light does not have the right-of-way and must yield to traffic coming from the other direction. Stop and look for oncoming traffic, then proceed with caution.


#6. What does this sign mean?

Crossroad / Intersection: an intersection is ahead. Be alert for vehicles entering the road on which you are traveling.


#7. This white sign means you must not pass:

Do not pass. This sign marks the beginning of a no passing zone. You may not pass cars ahead of you in your lane, even if the way is clear.


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

Traffic signal ahead.

Slow down and be ready to stop at the signal ahead.


#9. This sign means:

Merge sign. Two lanes of traffic moving in the same direction are about to become one. Drivers in both lanes are responsible for merging safely.


#10. This sign means:

Deer crossing. Deer or other wildlife cross the roadway in this area. Slow down, be alert and be ready to stop.

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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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