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Virginia DMV Practice Test 2021

(From the 2021 Virginia driver handbook)
Number of tests: 24
Number of questions: 35
Passing score: 30
Directions: When you apply for a Virginia DMV driver’s license or instruction permit as required, you will be given a test consisting of several parts, with all of them being compulsory. You will be required to answer questions about traffic laws and to identify certain signs by their shape, color, or the symbol appearing on them. The questions are based on the information provided in the Virginia driver's manual. Studying the manual before taking sample DMV driver's tests is highly recommended.
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11.

How can you lower the risk of hydroplaning?

Do not speed when the roads are wet.
Use tires with proper air pressure.
Replace tires with bad tread.
All of the above.
12.

Drivers who have consumed alcohol before getting behind the wheel:

Are always aware of the risks they are taking.
Do not have sufficient control over their bodies and minds or the vehicles being driven.
Are better drivers because they are more careful than sober drivers.
Have quicker reaction times.
13.

When approaching a railroad crossing warning sign:

Be ready to drive faster than the train.
Be prepared to stop if a train is nearby.
Look for a way around any lowered gates.
Assume no trains are nearby and continue driving normally.
14.

If you become stranded in a snowstorm, the best thing to do is to:

Get out of the car and go for help.
Lay down in your car and go to sleep.
Walk into the road and get the attention of other drivers.
Stay in the car, as you are most likely to be found when you stay in your vehicle.
15.

In Virginia, all passengers under the age of 18 must:

Properly use a seat belt, but only if they are sitting in the front seat.
Properly use a seat belt, but only if they are sitting in the back seat.
Not be buckled into a seat belt.
Properly use a seat belt, regardless of where they are seated.
16.

A driver should be extra alert to motorcyclists, bicyclists, and pedestrians because:

They’re difficult to see in traffic.
They obey different traffic laws than larger motor vehicles.
They always have the right-of-way.
They don’t have rearview mirrors.
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Virginia Permit Test Information

Are you getting ready to take the Virginia permit test in 2021?  You’ve certainly come to the right place to ensure that you are prepared.  Here at DMV-Written-Test, we specialize in getting people ready for their permit exams and do so in all 50 states.  Taking the VA driver’s license permit test can be difficult if you don’t prepare. Don’t be loose with your Virginia DMV permit test.  Repetition and practice with get you ready.  With our Virginia DMV practice test, you’ll certainly pass and be on the road without breaking a sweat.

Taking a Virginia DMV practice test is one of the only ways to get ready for the Virginia DMV without actually being there.  All of our DMV practice test Virginia questions come from actually administered permit tests.  We take these questions and format them into smaller quizzes for the best possible knowledge retention.  

Those looking for a Virginia learners permit test study guide are best served with our Virginia DMV cheat sheet.  For a minimal cost, you can get all of the possible VA DMV test questions and answers.  There’s no better way to make sure you’re ready to pass.

Virginia Learner’s Permit Test 2021 Requirements

If you’re going to the DMV to take your Virginia Learner’s Permit Test in 2021, there are some basic requirements you must meet to successfully pass the test and get your Virginia learner’s license.  You must be of a certain age and you must also have completed an approved Virginia Drivers Education course.

Virginia Learners Permit Age

Those looking to get their Virginia Learners Permit must be at least aged 15 years and 6 months.  Those who are under the age of 18 must receive and have written consent from a parent or legal guardian to participate in the Virginia Learners Permit test and ultimately get their intermediate license.

Virginia Drivers Education

Drivers Education in Virginia is not required to get your Virginia learner’s permit or to take the permit test at the Virginia DMV.  This only applies to Virginia residents who are over the age of 18.  Those who are under the age of 18 and older than the minimum age of 15 ½ must complete a state-approved Driver’s Ed program.   Most think of a driving school as a classroom setting.  Desks are aligned in rows and a teacher dictates the rules of the road to students.  This is somewhat accurate as most of the Driving Schools we see in Virginia are of this variety.  Did you know that Virginia Driver's Education is also available online?

Virginia Drivers Education Online

It is possible to take Virginia Drivers Education Online.  Several providers are approved by the state and you can take all of the theory for your course from the comfort of your own home.  DriversEd.com, FirstTimeDriver.com, and IDriveSafely all have courses that are available online.  Make sure you check to see if you meet their requirements before signing up.  Some of these classes are only available if you are homeschooled but the option is still highly recommended if you are eligible to sign up.

Required Documents for a Virginia Learner’s Permit

Once you’ve completed your Virginia Drivers Education course, it’s time to get your paperwork in order to take it to the DMV.  You’ll need to bring your Driver’s License and Identification Card Application (Form DL 1P) as well as prove three types of vital information via documents.

First, we must prove our identity and proof of Virginia residency.  To prove your identity to the Virginia DMV you must either have your birth certificate or a US passport that is current. To prove Virginia residency you must have two documents that have been mailed to your current address.  The best documents to use are from your school, from the government, or from a utility bill.

Your social security number is the final thing you will need to prove your identity to the DMV and get your learner’s permit.  Do your best to bring a physical social security card.  The DMV agent you see on your visit may also be able to prove your SSN electronically but if you’re us, we think it’s best not to leave anything to chance.

Taking the Written Virginia Permit Test

Once you have all of the forms and documents listed above, you’ll need to make an appointment at a DMV customer service center so you can arrange a time to take the Virginia Learner’s Permit exam.  The exam is computer-based.  All questions on the test are covered in the Virginia Driver Handbook.  

How Many Questions Are on the Virginia Permit Test

There are two sections on the Virginia Permit Test.  The first section is 10 questions long and covers road signs.  You aren’t allowed to miss any questions on the road sign portion of the test.  10 correct answers are required and you must achieve 100% accuracy with your answers. 

The second section of the Virginia permit test is 25 questions. Section 2 covers all sorts of general knowledge covered from the Virginia Driver Handbook.  Examples include distracted driving, drunk driving, rules of the road, car upkeep and maintenance, and driving in inclement weather.  To pass the second portion of the exam you must get 20 questions of the 25 correct.  This is an 80% accuracy rate. 

What if I Fail the Virginia Permit Test?

If you fail your Virginia permit test, don’t worry too much.  You will get 3 chances to get the written test right before you have to complete the classroom segment of a Drivers Education course again.  If you fail the exam on the first and second attempts, you must wait a certain number of days before you can make another attempt at passing.  If you’re under the age of 18 you must wait 15 days.  If you are over 18 years of age you can pay a $2 fee to take the test again before 15 days elapse.

We highly recommend taking our Virginia learners permit practice test to ensure you pass and don’t go through the hassle of retaking a test and running out of time and attempts.  A VA DMV question and answers sheet is available for a minimal cost too.

Virginia Learner's Permit Driving Restrictions

Once you’ve passed a Virginia Drivers Education course, proven your identity with all the right documents, and passed your permit exam, it’s time to start driving.  While it may seem unfortunate at the time, a Virginia Learner’s Permit has driving restrictions for your safety and for those around you on the road.

A licensed driver 21 years of age or older must be seated beside you to practice.  This person can also be 18 or older if they are your legal guardian, brother, sister, half brother, half-sister, stepbrother, or stepsister.

If you are between the age of 16 years and 3 months and 18, you can obtain a driver education completion certificate.  With this, your valid learner's permit will allow you to drive without a licensed driver in your vehicle.  To get one of these you must have held your learner’s permit for a minimum of 9 months.  Your certificate must be signed off and approved by your parent or legal guardian.