Louisiana OMV Practice Test 2024

The Louisiana OMV permit test consists of 40 questions, and you must answer at least 32 questions correctly to get a passing score (80%). The questions in our sample tests are nearly identical to those on the official LA exam.

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When facing a green light at an intersection, you may proceed:

Before proceeding at an intersection, you're always required to yield to traffic already in the intersection. This applies even if you're facing a green light.

What is the penalty for leaving the scene of a crash resulting in serious injury?

Drivers in Louisiana convicted of leaving a crash scene resulting in injury will receive a fine of no more than $500, and/or face imprisonment for up to 6 months. If the accident results in death or serious bodily injury and the driver knew or should have known about the injuries, the maximum fine is $5,000 and /or up to 10 years of imprisonment. Permanent revocation of your license is also a possibility.

What information should you exchange with other involved parties in a car accident?

Exchange your name, address, driver's license information, insurance information and phone number with anyone else involved in the crash. After exchanging information, write down as much information about the crash as possible. This includes weather conditions, road conditions, time of the crash, and how the crash occurred. This will help determine who is at fault and help with insurance claims. Crashes in Louisiana must be immediately reported in incidents of injury, fatality, or vehicle- or property damage exceeding $500. If the property damage exceeds $100, you must file a report within 1 day.

Are headphones covering both ears prohibited while driving?

Headphones covering both ears must not be used while driving in Louisiana. Some hearing aids and headsets built into motorcycle helmets are exempt from this rule.

When may you turn right on a red light?

If the turn can be made safely, you may turn right on a red light in Louisiana after coming to a complete stop and yielding to any pedestrians/vehicles lawfully proceeding through the intersection. Look for signs that prohibit the turn.

What should you do if you crash into an unattended vehicle and you're unable to locate the owner?

If you crash into an unattended vehicle, you're expected to make a reasonable attempt to locate the owner of the vehicle. If unable to locate the owner, you should instead leave a note in a secure place with your contact information and details regarding the crash. In additon, you should take pictures of the scene (including damage to the other car and their license plate number), and notify your insurance company as well as the nearest police department about the accident. Crashes in Louisiana must be immediately reported in incidents of injury, fatality, or vehicle- or property damage exceeding $500. If the property damage exceeds $100, you must file a report within 1 day.

When may you turn left on a red light?

In Louisiana, some left turns may be permitted on red when turning from a one-way street onto another one-way street. Before turning, make sure the turn is permitted and yield to any pedestrians/vehicles lawfully proceeding through the intersection.

How far away from a school bus loading or unloading passengers do vehicles have to stop?


In Lousiana, drivers from both directions have to stop at least 30 feet away from a school bus loading or unloading passengers. School buses use flashing red lights to indicate that the bus is stopped to load or unload school children. Do not proceed until the school bus has started driving again and the roadway is clear of people. A stop is not required when the bus is stopped in a loading zone completely off the roadway (and children are not allowed to cross the roadway), or when driving on the opposite side of a roadway divided by a grassy median, ditch, or other obstacle that prevents drivers from driving thereon. Additionally, drivers are not required to stop when on a four or five-lane road separated by a dedicated two-way left turn lane. However, drivers must stop if the four-lane road is not separated by a barrier.

What is the standard maximum speed limit in school zones?

Louisiana school zone speed limits are in effect between 7am - 9am, from 2:45pm - 4:45, and when children are present. Look for signs that indicate otherwise. Be extremely careful close to schools as children are unpredictable and may cross the road without warning.

Why must you be prepared to stop when driving behind a school bus and approaching a railroad crossing?

School buses, vehicles carrying passengers for hire, and vehicles transporting hazardous material must stop at all railroad crossings in Louisiana. If you are driving behind any of these vehicles, you should be prepared to stop as well.

Texting while driving is:


Texting while driving is prohibited for all drivers in Louisiana. This is because any such use will severely distract you and increase the risk of a crash. In addition, school bus drivers and drivers within their first year of licensure are prohibited from using a cell phone at all while driving. There is also a hand-held ban for drivers with a learner or intermediate license. It's recommended that you pull off the road and stop if you need to make a call. Never use a phone when driving in hazardous conditions as you must focus all your attention on driving.

For how long must you signal before making a turn?

To prevent a crash, other drivers need to know your intentions well in advance. In Louisiana, you must signal for at least 100 feet before turning. At higher speeds, consider signaling for far longer.

Correctly adjusting your mirrors will:


Make sure your mirrors are correctly adjusted and clean. Otherwise, you won’t be able to scan properly.

What does this warning sign mean?


This sign warns you that there is a sharp turn to the left ahead. The advisory speed limit is 30 mph in ideal conditions. The sign varies depending on the direction of the turn.

Should the left lane on a highway be used for passing or for vehicles driving slower than the rest of traffic?


Generally, the left lane should be used for passing and the right lane for vehicles driving slower than the rest of traffic. Don’t disrupt the traffic flow by staying in the left lane for longer than necessary.

What does this sign mean?


This sign warns of a 270 degree turn ahead.

When giving CPR, you should pump hard and fast at the rate of ____.


When a casualty isn’t breathing, you may need to give CPR to maintain circulation.

How can you recognize bad pavement?


It’s important to know if you’re driving on good or bad pavement. For example, it may be best to slow down and avoid passing on roads with bad pavement. Further indications of bad pavement are potholes and/or cracks.

You’re driving on the freeway. What should you do when approaching an acceleration lane/on-ramp?


Always make it as easy as possible for other drivers to merge. When approaching an acceleration lane, you should either change lanes or leave a large-enough gap in front of your vehicle for traffic to merge into.

You see a sign with this shape, and you instantly know there’s:


A round sign warns of a railroad crossing ahead. Railroad crossings are very dangerous, and you must be prepared to stop.

Is the Louisiana Permit Test Hard?

That all depends on how you prepare for it. About 50% fail their permit test nation-wide, which shows that it's harder than people expect.

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