Virginia Highway Signs – Recognition Test – Sample Questions



#1. 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.


#2. What does this sign mean?

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


#3. 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.


#4. What is the meaning of this sign?

Traffic signal ahead.

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


#5. What does this sign mean?

Side Road Ahead. Another road enters the road from the direction shown on the sign.

This type of sign is used in advance of an intersection to indicate the presence of an intersection and the possibility of turning or entering traffic.


#6. This road sign indicates:

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


#7. What does this road sign mean?

A steep grade is ahead. Check your brakes. Slow down and be ready to shift to lower gear to control speed and protect brakes from damage.


#8. What does this sign mean?

Lane use control signs are used where turns are required or where special turning movements are permitted for specific lanes. Traffic in the lane must turn in the direction of the arrow.


#9. This sign means:

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


#10. The eight-sided shape is used for which road signs?

Octagon (Stop): This eight-sided shape always means stop. 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.

The color and shape of a traffic sign communicates important information about the sign’s message. In poor visibility conditions, such as heavy fog, you may be able to make out only the shape of a sign. As you approach a sign and while still distant, you may see the color long before you can read the message or see the symbol, giving you some advance information.

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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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