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Free Louisiana OMV Permit Practice Test (LA)

  • Perfect for learner’s permit, driver’s license, and Senior Refresher Test
  • Based on official Louisiana 2024 Driver's manual
  • Updated for July 2024
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6 min to complete
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This Louisiana OMV practice test has just been updated for July 2024 and covers 40 of the most essential road signs and rules questions directly from the official 2024 LA Driver Handbook.

To begin driving in Louisiana, you’ll first need to pass a written knowledge test of 40 questions based on Louisiana’s rules of the road, road signs, and driver’s license regulations, all of which are covered in the 2024 Louisiana Drivers Guide. The test requires that you correctly answer at least 32 of the 40 questions to pass, achieving a passing ratio of 80% or better. If you are between the ages of 15 and 17, you’ll need to take a driver’s education course that includes eight hours of behind-the-wheel instruction, or if you’re 18 or older, you may choose to take a six-hour pre-licensing course with an additional eight hours of instruction while behind the wheel. When you show up to take your test at your local OMV, you’ll need to provide a certificate from the driving course you’ve taken, a birth certificate, identification, your social security number, proof of current school attendance if you are under age 18, and the $32.25 permit or license fee. You’ll also be required to pass a standard eye exam. Use this OMV practice test to help prepare you for the Louisiana written knowledge test, to help you pass on your first try, and get you on your way to becoming a licensed driver.


Louisiana Learner’s Permit Test FAQs in 2024

Can the permit test be taken online?

No, in Louisiana, the permit test must be taken in person at an OMV (Office of Motor Vehicles) office. Online testing for the permit is not available.

What are the steps to obtain a learner’s permit?

To obtain a learner’s permit in Louisiana, you must be at least 15 years old, complete a driver’s education course, pass a vision and written knowledge test, and provide necessary identification documents.

Is driver’s education required for a permit?

Yes, in Louisiana, completing a state-approved driver’s education course is mandatory to obtain a learner’s permit if you are under 17 years old.

Can you drive alone at 16?

In Louisiana, you cannot drive alone at 16 with just a learner’s permit. You must be accompanied by a licensed adult driver in the front passenger seat. You can drive alone only after obtaining an intermediate license, which is available at 16.

What is the passing score for the permit test?

The passing score for the Louisiana permit test is at least 80%. This means correctly answering a majority of the questions on the written test.

How long does it take to receive a permit?

The time it takes to receive a permit in Louisiana can vary. After passing the necessary tests and providing the required documents, the permit is typically issued the same day at the OMV office.


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List of questions (classic view)

  1. To prevent fatigue, you should rest every two hours and not drive more than
  2. If you are being followed too closely (tailgated), you should
  3. In bad weather or on wet pavement, you should increase your following distance to _____ seconds.
  4. What does this figure mean?
  5. At a railroad crossing, you must stop __________ from the nearest rail when a train is approaching.
  6. Large flashing or sequential arrow panels may be used in work zones in both day and night to
  7. When confronted by an aggressive driver, you should NOT
  8. This green traffic signal indicates that
  9. Which of the following are signs of road rage?
  10. At a speed of 50 mph under ideal conditions, your estimated stopping distance is
  11. What kind of parking is most often used in parking lots and shopping centers?
  12. What does this sequential arrow panel mean?
  13. If you turn your ignition key to the lock position while your vehicle is in motion, you may
  14. Under Louisiana law, you must use __________ when approaching within 500 feet of or following within 200 feet of another vehicle.
  15. A double solid white line on the road separates two lanes of traffic
  16. What does this sign mean?
  17. You must stop _________ from a stopped school bus that is loading or unloading children.
  18. When a highway is divided into two roadways by a median or barrier,
  19. Which of the following statements about blind spots is FALSE?
  20. What does this sign mean?
  21. When two vehicles approach an uncontrolled intersection at about the same time,
  22. When parallel parked, your vehicle's right wheels must be within _________ of the right-hand curb of the street.
  23. A flashing yellow arrow means
  24. What does this sign indicate?
  25. According to Louisiana law, it is illegal for more than _________ to occupy the front seat of a moving vehicle.
  26. Which of the following statements about speed limits is FALSE?
  27. _________ are the most frequent type of crashes on interstates.
  28. This sign indicates that
  29. If you are about to pass a bicycle to your right and an oncoming car is approaching you on your left, what should you do?
  30. If you miss your exit on an interstate highway, you must not
  31. In fog or a heavy downpour, you must slow down and
  32. What does this sign mean?
  33. If your vehicle gets stuck on a railroad track, you must
  34. If you start to skid, you must
  35. If you are approached by an authorized emergency vehicle using audible or visual signals, you must
  36. What does this sign mean?
  37. If you are 21 years of age or older and chemical testing shows that your blood alcohol concentration (BAC) is _________, your driving privileges will be suspended for 90 days.
  38. You must continuously signal a turn for _________ before making the turn.
  39. To enter an expressway or freeway, you must _________ before merging with highway traffic.
  40. What does this sign mean?