Virginia Highway Signs – Recognition Test – Sample Questions



#1. This road sign tells you that:

T-intersection. The roadway you are traveling on ends ahead. Signal before turning right or left.


#2. What does this sign mean?

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


#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 does this sign mean?

There is a stop sign ahead. Begin to slow down and be prepared to stop.


#5. What does this 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.


#6. This sign means you should:

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


#7. What does this sign mean?

Slippery when wet.

When pavement is wet, reduce your speed. Do not brake hard or change direction suddenly. Increase the distance between your car and the one ahead of you.


#8. Which road signs have a yellow background?

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


#9. This sign means:

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


#10. This sign means:

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.

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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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