Wyoming Written Test Practice – Permit Questions & Answers

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#1. When you are following another vehicle at night, at what distance must you dim your lights?

To avoid blinding other drivers, you must dim high beam headlights at least 500 feet (about four to five seconds) before meeting an oncoming vehicle. You must also dim your headlights if you are within 300 feet from the rear of a vehicle you are approaching.

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#2. Which of the following is indicated by round road sign?

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

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#3. To have your license reinstated after a conviction of not having liability insurance, you must:

Reinstatement requirements include filing of an SR-22 and (after start date of suspension) payment of reinstatement fee.

An SR-22 is an insurance certificate that your insurance company files with the department. Proof of financial responsibility must be maintained for three years from the date it is required.

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#4. On a highway, you should look farther ahead than you would on a city street:

Most of what you do as a driver is in response to what you see. Defensive drivers scan at least 10 to 15 seconds ahead. Check for all objects that are critical and could cause you to slow down, speed up or turn. Drivers who have to react to unexpected traffic situations may not be checking far enough ahead to identify critical objects.

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#5. You are stopped at an intersection. Your view of the cross street is blocked by a building or bushes. What should you do?

Trees, bushes, buildings, or parked cars at intersections can block your view to the side. If your view is blocked, edge forward slowly until you can see.

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#6. When are you allowed to park your vehicle on a crosswalk?

Never park on a crosswalk or sidewalk.

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#7. When are you allowed to cross the median of an interstate highway?

Do not cross the median of an Interstate highway. You must use an established opening, a cross-over or intersection.

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#8. If you drive with a BAC of 0.02 percent:

If you drink alcohol, even a little, your chances of being in a crash are much greater than if you did not drink any alcohol.

Even some people are able to compensate and cover up their drunkenness, they still increase their chances of being in a crash, if they drive with a BAC of 0.02 percent or higher. As a person’s BAC rises, their ability to judge and make accurate decisions in traffic become more and more impaired, regardless of whether they appear to be impaired.

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#9. 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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#10. What does IPDE stand for?

IPDE is a step-by-step process behind the principles of defensive driving. IPDE stands for:

  • I – Identify potential hazards.
  • P – Predict what could happen (always predict the worst).
  • D – Decide on a course of action.
  • E – Execute your decision.
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#11. You see this sign on a vehicle ahead. What does it mean?

When you see this symbol on the back of a vehicle ahead, it is a warning to slow down. It means the vehicle cannot travel faster than 25 miles per hour.

Don’t be impatient if you find yourself behind one of these slow vehicles. They have the legal right to be there.

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#12. The best cure for carbon monoxide poisoning is:

Carbon monoxide is a colorless, odorless, and poisonous gas. Signs of carbon monoxide poisoning are weariness, yawning, dizziness, nausea, headache, and ringing in the ears. If you feel any of these symptoms, stop your engine and open the windows to get fresh air.

Have the exhaust system checked regularly to be sure it does not leak. Avoid parking for long periods of time with the engine running. Do not start your vehicle, or warm up the engine, in a closed garage.

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#13. When are you required to stop at a railroad crossing?

You must stop for flashing red lights or crossing gates at a railroad crossing or when signaled by a flag person at or near railroad crossings. You must also stop if there is a stop sign or if a train is approaching.

Always expect a train at every highway-rail intersection. NEVER race a train to a highway-rail intersection. To do so is foolish. If you lose, you and your passengers may never have another chance.

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#14. The risk of hydroplaning and skidding increase:

The only contact your car has with the road is through its tires, and each only has an area of rubber about the size of a person’s hand on the surface of the road. If the road is wet, the grip your tires have is reduced. Therefore, drive slower than you would on a dry road.

As you go faster, your tires may lose contact and start to ride on a thin film of water instead of the road.

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#15. If you are arrested for DWUI and tests show an alcohol concentration of 0.08 or more, WYDOT will suspend your license for:

An Administrative Per Se Suspension results when you have been arrested for DWUI and the results of your chemical test show an alcohol concentration of 0.08 percent or greater. The length of the suspension is 90 days.

If you are convicted of the DWUI in court, the time served for the Administrative Per Se suspension will be credited toward the DWUI suspension.

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#16. When driving on a slippery surface such as snow or ice, you should:

It is important to move slowly along winter Wyoming roads and to check out the surface you are driving on, when traffic permits. Do not do anything quickly. Slow gradually and smoothly before stopping or turning. Do not change speed or direction suddenly.

Reduce speed by at least half on packed snow. On ice you should reduce speed to a crawl. You may have to slow even more if vehicles are ahead.

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#17. Which is true about signaling?

Always signal to other drivers when you plan to turn left, right, slow down, or stop. Signals may be given by hand-and-arm positions or by using the vehicle’s signal lights / brake lights.

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#18. If you are involved in a collision, you must give your driver license number to:

If you are involved in a collision, you must exchange information with other drivers involved in the crash. This includes name, address, registration number, and driver’s license, if available.

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#19. You are driving on a four-lane highway with no signs or markings to control turning. From which lane should you make a right turn?

To make a right turn, drive close to the right edge of the road. Do not turn from another lane unless there are signs or lane markings that allow for two or more turning lanes.

Remember, you should turn from the lane that is closest to the direction you want to go and turn into the lane closest to the one you came from.

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#20. What does this sign mean?

The Left Turn Only sign tells you that you can only turn left from this lane.

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#21. When driving near a pedestrian who is carrying a white cane or using a guide dog, you should:

Slow down and be prepared to stop. Wyoming Statutes require a driver to give the right of way or yield when a blind pedestrian is carrying a clearly visible white cane or is accompanied by a guide dog.

Do not use your horn at blind pedestrians.

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#22. Where is the pavement marked with the letter R on each side of a large X?

Pavement markings at railroad crossings consist of an RXR followed by a stop line closer to the tracks. They may be painted on the paved approach to a crossing. Stay behind the stop line while waiting for a train to pass.

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#23. If the pavement is wet when you approach this sign, you could skid if you:

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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#24. When a traffic signal is showing a solid red light:

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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#25. To obtain an instruction permit an applicant must be:

An instruction permit may be obtained at 15.

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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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