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What tests must I pass?

The State of New York requires drivers to pass the following tests:

Written Test
• The written test consists of multiple-choice questions about New York traffic laws, road signs and the rules of safe driving. You must correctly answer 14 out of the 20 questions and at least 2 out of the 4 road sign questions to pass the test. If you have Form MV-285 Driver Education Certificate, you do not have to take the written test.

Vision Test
• You must be able to pass the vision test with a minimum visual acuity of 20/40 in either or both eyes, with or without using corrective lenses. If you cannot meet the minimum acuity requirement, you must get a statement from a licensed physician, optometrist or ophthalmologist attesting that you have a minimum acuity of less than 20/40 but not less than 20/70 in either or both eyes with corrective lenses and a horizontal field of vision of not less than 140 degrees.

Road Test
• You must enter the number from Form MV-278 Pre-Licensing Course Certificate or Form MV-285 Driver Education Certificate when scheduling your road test appointment. If the certificate expires before taking the road test, you will have to take another course and obtain a new certificate. Make sure that the vehicle has current registration and insurance. The seat belts, headlights, doors and other equipment must be in proper working order. You must not accumulate more than 30 negative points to pass the test. You will automatically fail the test if you exhibit any dangerous driving behavior, violate the traffic laws or become involved in an auto accident.