Kansas DMV Practice Test 2024

The Kansas DMV permit test consists of 25 questions, and you must answer at least 20 questions correctly to get a passing score (80%). The questions in our sample tests are nearly identical to those on the official KS exam.

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What will happen if you refuse a breath test when an officer suspects you of driving while intoxicated?


The implied consent law in Kansas says that by getting behind the wheel, you have already given consent (i.e. answered "yes") to allow a blood, breath, or urine test if requested by a law enforcement officer. Refusing a police breath/chemical test is a serious offense and will result in license suspension.

What is the BAC-limit for drivers that are 21 years old or older?


Operating a vehicle with a BAC of 0.08 or more is illegal in Kansas and counts as DUI. You can also be convicted if you are impaired by alcohol or drugs, even when your BAC is below the legal limit. The penalty for a first-time conviction is a fine of up to $1,000, up to 6 months in jail, and a mandatory license suspension for 30 days + 330 days of restricted driving privileges.

What is the BAC-limit for drivers under 21 years old?

Drivers under 21 are subject to harsher rules compared to older drivers. In Kansas, drivers under 21 may be convicted of a DUI with a blood alcohol concentration of .02 or higher.

When driving at night, you must dim your lights to low-beam when you're within _____ of an oncoming vehicle.


High beam headlights will temporarily blind other drivers if used the wrong way. In Kansas, you are required to dim your light to low beam when within a one-block distance of an oncoming vehicle.

You are required to use your headlights in certain conditions. Which of the following is an example of such a condition?

In Kansas, you must use your headlights between (1) sunset and sunrise, (2) when visibility is less than 1000 feet, (3) in unfavorable atmospheric conditions, and (4) when the windshield wipers are in use. Also, you are required to dim your light to low beam when within a one-block distance of an oncoming vehicle.

Is the use of Hazard Lights permitted while driving?

Hazard light use is not permitted while driving in Kansas.

You see that there is a stopped emergency vehicle on the road shoulder ahead,. What should you do?

The move-over-law in Kansas is designed to protect emergency personnel and workers. If approaching a stationary emergency vehicle with flashing lights, including tow trucks, recovery vehicles and waste collection vehicles, you must slow down and vacate the lane closest to the stopped vehicle. If changing lanes is unsafe or not possible, you must slow down to a safe and prudent speed for the conditions.

What is considered a sufficient following distance on a dry road?

You should always maintain a following distance of at least 2 seconds to the vehicle in front of you according to the "two-second rule" that is used in Kansas. In bad conditions and at higher speeds, you should consider increasing the following distance to 4-5 seconds so you have time to safely stop if necessary. On slippery roads, it may be necessary to increase the following distance even more.

What is the standard speed limit in any urban district?

In Kansas, the standard speed limit in any urban district is 30 mph unless signs indicate otherwise.

What is the standard maximum speed limit on any county or township highway?

The standard speed limit is 55 mph on county and township highways in Kansas. The standard speed limit applies if there aren't any speed limit signs posted.

What should you do to control the speed of your vehicle when going down steep hills?


Gravity will cause your vehicle to speed up when driving downhill, which makes it harder to control your speed or stop.

Use a low gear as your vehicle will engine brake and use your brakes with care. If you don’t engine brake, your brakes may overheat and stop working completely. 

Which statement is true regarding railroad crossings with STOP signs:


All drivers MUST come to a complete stop when facing a STOP sign even when the coast is believed to be clear. After you have stopped, you may proceed across the tracks if there aren’t any approaching trains.

You're driving in busy traffic. Be extra cautious for:


In busy/rush hour/slow-moving traffic, motorcyclists tend to filter through traffic between lanes. Be aware of that when turning or changing lanes as motorcyclists are vulnerable and hard to spot.

Which of the following alternatives increases the chance of skidding?


Skidding is more likely to occur on roads with ice, mud, packed wet leaves etc. The likelihood of a skid will also be affected by tire pressure, tread depth and the overall condition of your vehicle.

What should you avoid when passing another vehicle?


It can be dangerous to return to your lane too early after passing - always make sure that the passed vehicle is at a safe distance behind you before signaling and returning to the lane.

What is the most effective device in the vehicle to help minimize injuries in case of a crash?

A seat belt will hold you in place in case of an accident and prevent you from being thrown out of the vehicle. For ideal protection, you should use seat belts, air bags and headrests.

Which statement is true regarding two-way roads with a center turn lane?


Center turn lanes are used to help road users make a safe left turn on two-way streets. Drivers from either direction may use the turn lane for left turns.

What does this regulatory sign mean?


If you are traveling in a lane with this sign, you must turn left. There are usually additional pavement markings pointing in the direction of the turn to help clarify which lane(s) the sign applies to. The sign varies depending on the direction of the turn.

When tailgating another vehicle you:


You should never tailgate another road user! Tailgating leads to a limited view of the road ahead, and you will have less time to react in case the driver in front brakes. For these reasons, tailgating is a common cause of rear-end collisions.

What is most important when nearing uncontrolled railroad crossings?

At any crossing, make sure that there aren’t any approaching trains before proceeding.

Is Passing the Kansas Permit Test Hard?

Around 50% of people who take the learner’s permit test around the nation fail their first time, but it’s not an overly difficult test if you study effectively. If you try to study only using the Kansas driver’s handbook, you’ll on paper have everything you need to pass the test. However, is that important information easy to understand? No. Is it easy to find? No. Will the handbook put you to sleep? Probably.

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