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VA DMV Sample Test Questions
Use these sample questions in addition to the Virginia DMV practice test above to study for your driver’s license written exam. These questions are based on information you can find in your official driver’s handbook.
1. When is it legal to cross a double solid yellow line?
- When traffic is backed up.
- When you want to pass another vehicle.
- Under no circumstances.
- When you are turning left to exit the roadway.
2. What does a double solid white line mean?
- Traffic moves in the same direction and passing or changing lanes over the lines is not permitted.
- Traffic moves in the opposite direction and passing is not permitted.
- Traffic moves in the same direction and passing or changing lanes over the lines is allowed.
- Traffic moves in the opposite direction and passing is allowed.
3. The color of a motorist service sign is:
4. Vehicle stopping distances never depend on:
- The condition of your brakes and tires.
- Your driving speed.
- Other cars on the road.
- The condition of the road surface.
5. Unless otherwise posted, what is the speed limit in a residential area?
- 25 mph.
- 15 mph.
- 35 mph.
- 45 mph.
Please refer to the section below to find the answers to the sample questions above.
VA DMV Written Test Answers
Check your answers below to see how you did. Click through to find an explanation for each topic. Remember to read through your driver’s handbook to gain an understanding of each topic that may show up on the official exam.
1. When is it legal to cross a double solid yellow line? D. When you are turning left to exit the roadway.
2. What does a double solid white line mean? A. Traffic moves in the same direction and passing or changing lanes over the lines is not permitted.
3. The color of a motorist service sign is: B. Blue.
4. Vehicle stopping distances never depend on: C. Other cars on the road.
Study the Virginia Driver’s Manual
Here’s what you’ll find in the Virginia driver’s handbook:
- Signals, Signs and Marks on the Pavement
- Signals, Signs and Marks on the Pavement.
- Safe Driving Practices.
- Seat Belts, Air Bags and Child Safety Seats.
- Virginia traffic laws.
- Traffic signals.
- Virginia driver’s license requirements.
- Cell phone laws.
By studying the drivers manual and taking some free practice tests, you’ll be well prepared to pass your VA permit test on the first try.
Virginia DMV Written Test Requirements
There are 10 road sign questions and 35 multiple-choice and true / false questions on the VA DMV written test. The test is based on the information you will find in the driver’s manual.
To pass, you will need to answer at least 30 questions correctly.
After Passing the Virginia DMV Test
If you are at least 18 years old, you can take the road test immediately after passing the written test if you have also completed a driver’s ed course. If not, you will have to wait at least 90 days and practice driving with a learner’s permit before taking the driving test.
If you are under 18 years of age, you are required to have a learner’s permit and complete a driver’s education program.
We’ve got more guides to prepare you to get your VA driver’s license and pass your exams. Find an overview of the process in the topics below:
- How to Get a VA Learner’s Permit
- How to Get a Virginia Driver’s License
- VA DMV Road Signs Practice Test
Virginia Driver’s License & Testing FAQs
Check out the FAQs below to find answers to common questions about getting your driver’s license and taking your written test.
What is the minimum age to obtain a learner permit in Virginia?
You must be at least 15 years and 6 months old to obtain a learner’s permit.
To apply, you’ll need to visit your local DMV office:
- Have permission from your parent or legal guardian, if applicable.
- Complete a new driver’s license application.
- Provide proof of your identification and residency (birth certificate, Social Security Number, school enrollment, etc.)
- Pass a vision screening.
- Pass the driver’s license test.
- Pay the application and testing fees.
Once you get your learner’s permit, you’ll be able to begin practicing your driving skills to get reading to take the Virginia road test.
How long do you have to have a learner’s permit for if you are under 18?
You must have the learner’s permit for at least 9 months.
What are the supervised driving requirements if you are under the age of 18 in VA?
While you have a learner’s permit you must complete at least 45 hours of supervised driving practice with at least 15 hours completed at night.
New drivers should use this time to gain experience behind the wheel so they can develop the safe driving skills and techniques required to pass the driving exam.
How many questions are there on the DMV test in Virginia?
There are 45 questions in the VA DMV written test. This includes 10 road sign questions in part 1 and 35 multiple-choice questions in part 2.
How many correct questions do you need to get?
You must first answer all 10 road sign questions correctly before moving to Part 2.
You must then answer 30 of the 35 multiple choice questions correctly to pass the written exam.
What happens if you fail the written test?
If you are under 18 years of age and do not pass the knowledge test, you will have to wait at least 15 days before I can take again.
If you are at least 18 years old, you can repeat the test at any time. If it is within 15 days of your failure, you must pay the trial fee.
If you fail the knowledge test 3 times, you will need to complete a driver education course.
How old must you be to apply for a driver’s license in Virginia?
You must be at least 16 years and 3 months old to qualify for a restricted driver’s license.