(From the 2015 New York driver handbook)

Directions: The New York permit test is a significant part of the NY licensing process. Review your New York Driver Handbook thoroughly as the questions on the permit test are based on information in this handbook. You can find the most recent NY Driver’s Manual at your local DMV office or online at the official NY DMV website. You do not need to complete a driver’s education course in order to be eligible for a NY permit, but you are required to complete a driver’s education course or a pre-licensing class before you take the required road test.

Don’t cram the night before your permit test. Get a good night’s rest. On test day, remember to bring with you a completed form MV-44, your social security card, application fee and documents that prove your age and identity. The NY permit test consists of 20 questions, 4 of which will be about road signs. You will need to answer correctly 14 of the 20 questions, and at least 2 of those road signs questions. Complete the practice tests here. These will give you an accurate impression of how prepared you are for the real test.
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  1. Which of the following statements is true about blind spots.

    The proper use of all 3 mirrors will eliminate your blind spot.

    Tractor trailers and large vehicles have blind spots which are larger than most passenger vehicles.

    Blind spots? I'm invincible.

    You can eliminate your blind spots by using your 2 outside mirrors.

  2. What is the definition of defensive driving?

    Drive just below the speed limit in certain situations to improve your braking distance.

    Keep your foot over your brake pedal when needed to reduce your reaction times.

    Keep your eyes moving to look for possible hazards.

    All of the above.

  3. What should you do if your car starts hydroplaning or skidding?

    Turn the wheel firm and sharp

    Try to gradually lower your speed

    Try to steer off or away from the road

    Step firm on the brake

  4. You can avoid dangerous last minute maneuvers by looking ________ ahead of your vehicle at all times.

    60 seconds

    10 to 15 seconds

    15 to 30 Seconds

    20 to 25 seconds

  5. What is the best answer if your car is equipped with a passenger side airbag?

    Small children should ride in the back seat.

    It is OK for small children to ride in the front passenger seat of your car.

    Use the rear-facing child restraint system in the front passenger seat.

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