Wyoming Written Test Practice – Permit Questions & Answers

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#1. What should you do when you approach a bicyclist from the rear on a two-lane road?

When you are following or passing a bicyclist, the best advice is: leave plenty of room.

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#2. Which light indicates that you must always come to a complete stop at an intersection?

At a steady red signal, you must stop behind the crosswalks or stop line. You can turn right unless there is a sign that prohibits the turn. You may turn right only after stopping and yielding to persons and other vehicles. You may also, after stopping and yielding, turn left from a one-way street onto a one-way street.

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#3. When should you use your high-beam headlights?

Use your high beams on rural highways and when there are no other vehicles nearby. High beams let you see twice as far as low beams.

Use low beams when following other vehicles, when meeting oncoming vehicles, and when driving in town and other well-lit areas. You should also use low beams when driving in fog, heavy rain, or snowfall.

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#4. Which is true about reading or sending a text message from a cell phone while operating a vehicle?

Wyoming law prohibits reading or sending a text message from a cell phone or other device while operating a vehicle.

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#5. When may you legally drive around a lowered gate at a railroad crossing?

When gates are down, realize the road is closed. Stop and wait until the gates go up and the red lights stop flashing before proceeding. NEVER drive around gates.

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#6. If you run off the pavement, you should:

If you should run off the road, there are certain things you can do that could save your life:

  • Do not panic.
  • Grip the steering wheel tightly, and be prepared to withstand sudden shocks.
  • Stay on the shoulder. Ease off the accelerator.
  • Brake gently and slow gradually.
  • After speed has been reduced, check behind as well as ahead for oncoming traffic.
  • When returning, turn sharply onto the pavement.

Remember, do not try to swerve back onto the pavement right away, because you may lose control of your vehicle. Panicked drivers often over-steer across the road and crash head-on or roll off the other side.

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#7. You should always look carefully for motorcycles in traffic because:

Motorcycles are not easily identified in traffic. Even when seen it’s difficult for some drivers to judge how far away the cyclists are or how fast they are traveling. Be aware of this problem.

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#8. This sign tells you:

No Left Turn.

You must not make a left turn at this intersection.

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#9. In this picture, car A may pass the vehicle ahead:

Broken lines indicate passing or lane changing is permitted if the way is clear.

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#10. When can you legally park your car in front of a private driveway?

Parking is not allowed in front of a public or private driveway.

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#11. When driving in the right lane on an interstate you should:

Watch for vehicles entering the Interstate. If it is safe, move left to allow them a smooth, safe entry.

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#12. Which is true about driving at a slow speed?

Going slower than traffic or stopping suddenly is as dangerous as speeding. The risk of rear-end collisions is added to the risk of vehicles passing you.

No person shall drive a motor vehicle at such a slow speed as to impede the normal and reasonable movement of traffic except when reduced speed is necessary for safe operation or in compliance with law.

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#13. A first conviction of Driving While Under the Influence may result in:

A DWUI results when you have been convicted in court of Driving While Under the Influence. Penalties include a license suspension for 90 days. If you served or are serving suspension for Administrative Per Se, the suspension period will be the same.

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#14. Before turning left at an intersection, it is important to:

Check cross traffic and yield to oncoming traffic and pedestrians.

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#15. A road sign with a round shape means:

A circular sign is used to warn that there is a railroad crossing ahead.

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#16. One primary factor that affects how impaired a person will become when consuming alcohol is:

Three factors influence a person’s Blood Alcohol Concentration or BAC:

  • The amount of alcohol consumed
  • The period of time over which the alcohol was consumed.
  • The person’s body weight.

Heavier people do have more blood and body fluids which dilute a given amount of alcohol more than a light person’s blood and fluids. Therefore if a heavy person and a light person drink the same amount of alcohol, the heavy person will likely have a lower BAC.

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#17. When you move, you must report your new address within:

When licensees change their addresses, they must notify the department in writing within 10 days of the change. Forms for address changes are available at all exam locations and on the WYDOT website.

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#18. If you see orange construction signs and cones on a highway, you must:

Drive slowly and keep alert for workers or equipment that may enter into the traffic stream, causing you to slow or change lanes. Extra care should be maintained through construction work zones even though there is no apparent work activity in the immediate vicinity.

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#19. To avoid loitering in a truck driver's blind spot and taking too long to pass, you should:

Be sure to pass with sufficient speed to avoid loitering in the truck driver’s blind spot (No-Zone) and simply taking too long to pass. The passenger vehicle’s position while passing makes it impossible for the truck driver to take evasive action if an obstacle appears in the road ahead.

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#20. Deer are usually most active and seen along the roadside:

Stay particularly alert at dusk and dawn, times when animals venture out to feed and also when your visibility is limited.

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#21. Who should be given the right-of-way at a roundabout?

Slow down as you approach a roundabout and yield to pedestrians and traffic already in the roundabout.

Traffic in the roundabout must be given the right-of-way.

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#22. Which of the following will help reduce the amount of glare from the headlights of oncoming vehicles?

A clean windshield, inside and out, will help reduce the amount of glare from oncoming vehicles. Clean headlights will naturally give more light and help you to see better.

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#23. Anti-lock brakes prevent wheels from locking. This means your tires are less likely to:

One aspect of having Anti-Lock Brake Systems (ABS) is that you can turn your vehicle while braking without skidding. In an emergency situation, ABS pumps the brakes for the driver – much faster than the driver can. All drivers need to do is press down hard on the brake pedal, hold it and steer out of danger. Drivers should be aware that removing steady pressure from the brake pedal or pumping the brakes will disengage or turn off the ABS system. Make sure you are aware of the type of braking system your vehicle has.

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#24. What is the meaning of this sign?

Slippery when wet.

Pavement is unusually slick when wet. Reduce your speed, do not brake hard or change directions suddenly. Increase the distance between your vehicle and the vehicle in front of you.

This sign is often located near bridges and overpasses.

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#25. Which is true about tailgating (following another vehicle too closely)?

Rear-end collisions are a very common type of crash. They are caused by following too closely.

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The Wyoming Written Knowledge Test

Key numbers for your official knowledge examination:

Test questions:25
Passing score:76%
Correct answers:19
Time limit:No
Earliest retest if you fail:Same day

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Practice for Your Wyoming Driver’s Test

The official written test in Wyoming Driver Services Program will verify your knowledge of highway signs and signals, the consequences of drinking and driving, requirements for insurance, what to do in the case of a crash, rules for driving on streets and highways, how to safely share the road with other users, and many other driving related subjects.

To prepare for this written examination you should:

  Get a copy of Wyoming Driver’s Manual (also known as the Customer Service Guide).
  Use practice tests to verify what you have learned.

You Will Find Everything in the Manual

You are less likely to pass the Wyoming written permit test if you don’t read the manual.

The main purpose of the written test is to verify that you have read the manual and learned the rules of the road. You can find everything you need to know for your written test in this manual.

Copies are available at and Wyoming driver license exam office and from WYDOT’s website .

Read it before you start practicing.

Wyoming Practice Test

This Wyoming practice test has 25 questions like the real exam. Each set of questions is random, which means you can take the test as many times as you want. It will look slightly different each time you start over. You will never know which of the 500+ possible test questions you will get.

There is instant feedback that tells you if your answer is correct or not, along with explanations when your answer is incorrect. The final score is revealed at the end.

The passing score on the permit test in Wyoming is 76%, which is lower than in many other states .

When you practice, you should aim for a much higher score. It is a good if you can answer all questions correctly. It gives you a safe margin when you attempt the real exam.

Remember, that questions answer can be worded slightly different, so don’t focus too much on just remembering answers.

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What Happens if You Fail the Wyoming Written Test?

The permit test has 25 questions. You need 19 correct answers (76%) to pass. If you fail, you can take it again the same day, but only twice in one single day.

Should you fail the test twice, you probably need to study a bit more. Give it a week or to, and use the time wisely. Read more: 7 Study Tips to Help You

Can I Take the Wyoming Written Test Online?

Wyoming does not offer the knowledge test online. When you apply for a Wyoming driver license, you must visit a driver license exam office and take the test.

Who Must Pass a Written Test?

You must always pass a written knowledge test if you have never been licensed in this or any other state, when your driver license has been expired, or you have not driven for a period of two years or more.

Drivers with a valid license from a country other than Canada must also pass the knowledge test. If you hold a valid license from Germany, you are exempt from the road skills tests, but not the written test.

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