Anyone who operates a motor vehicle or motorcycle on public roadways in the District of Columbia is required to have a driver’s license or learner’s permit. To obtain a DC driver license, you must successfully complete a knowledge test, skills road test and vision screening. The written test is based on the information contained in the District of Columbia DMV Driving Manual, and is designed to check your knowledge of rules of the road, traffic laws, road signs, and safe driving practices. The official DMV test consists of 25 questions. A passing score consists of at least 20 correct answers (80%).
1. If two vehicles arrive at a four-way stop at the same time:
move quickly before the other driver makes their decision.
make hand motions to communicate your intentions to the other driver.
the vehicle on the left must yield to the vehicle on the right.
the vehicle on the right must yield to the vehicle on the left.
2. This road sign means:
No U-turns
You must turn right
Right turn permitted on red light
No right turn permitted
3. When you see an emergency vehicle approaching with flashing lights, you must:
drive to the right side of the road and stop.
keep moving slowly, staying to the right side of the road.
slow down until it passes you.
drive with your emergency flashers on.
4. When a stop is required at an intersection and no markings appear to indicate a stop line or crosswalk, which of the following is the appropriate place to make the stop?
At the point nearest the intersecting roadway where the driver has a view of approaching traffic on the intersecting roadway before actually entering the roadway.
The driver is required to slow down to make sure crossing traffic is clear.
Only at a place where the driver can see at least 200 feet on either side without regard for the intersecting roadway.
The driver is not required to stop.
5. Roadways are the most slippery:
the first rain after a dry spell.
during a heavy downpour.
after it has been raining for awhile.
6. Drugs may interfere with a person’s ability to drive safely:
only if the drugs are prescribed by a doctor.
and it is important to ask your doctor about any effects that the prescribed drugs may have on your driving ability.
only when driving at night.
only when taken while drinking.
7. If involved in an accident, a driver should:
do not stand or walk in traffic lanes.
turn off the ignitions of wrecked vehicles.
stop their vehicle at or near the scene.
All of the above.
8. Drivers often fail to see a motorcycle headed toward them. Why?
It is hard to judge how far away a motorcycle is.
It is difficult to judge a motorcycle's speed.
Motorcycles are hard to see.
All of the above.
9. The sign in the picture:
lists the maximum recommended safe speed for an exit on an expressway.
shows the highest speed drivers can travel at the exit of the intersection.
shows the minimum safe speed for an exit on an highway.
is a warning sign.
10. How can you prevent fatigue on a long trip?
Get enough sleep.
Plan to drive long trips with a companion.
Schedule regular stops for every couple of hours.
All of the above.
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Number of questions: 25
Correct answers to pass: 20
Passing score: 80%
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