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You must have a valid driver license to legally operate a motor vehicle, motorcycle, moped, or motor-driven cycle on public roadways in Washington State. To get a driver license, you must pass the medical and vision screenings, the knowledge test, and the driving test. The Washington written test is designed to check your knowledge of road signs, road rules, traffic laws, and safe-driving practices. Everything you must learn to pass the test is in the WA DOL Driver’s Manual . Study this guide thoroughly. The DOL written test is a multiple-choice test with 40 questions, and you must correctly answer 32 of them to pass. Practice with these sample DOL tests to get ready for the official Washington knowledge test.
1. The shape of a route sign tells you:
the speed limit on that route.
the type of route you are on.
that the route you are on might be dangerous.
how many miles are left before you reach your destination.
2. This sign means?
The night-time speed limit is 45 MPH.
The minimum speed limit is 45 MPH.
The recommended speed limit is 45 MPH.
Take route 45 if you are driving at night.
3. A flashing red light:
means the same thing as a stop sign.
is used at dangerous intersections.
means that you must bring your vehicle to a complete halt.
All of the above.
4. This road sign means that:
Workers are on or very close to the road in the work zone ahead
Children are at play ahead
There is a pedestrian crosswalk ahead
A community service group is picking up trash along the highway ahead
5. This road sign:
is a no-right-turns sign.
warns drivers that U-turns are not permitted.
provides an advance notice of a roundabout.
warns drivers of a sharp turn left. Drivers should slow their speed and keep to the left.
6. BAC is expressed in:
AAI (Acute Alcohol Intoxication) level.
ounces of alcohol in your blood.
percentage of blood to alcohol.
percentage of alcohol to blood.
7. Be cautious when large trucks and buses make turns because:
they back up to get room to make the turn.
they may stop unexpectedly during the turn.
they make wide turns and may cross the center line.
they yield to all left-turn traffic.
8. The yield sign means:
If the way is clear, you may move forward slowly without stopping.
Stop if you can.
Go. The light will soon be red.
9. You must dim your high beam headlights when within ______ of an oncoming vehicle.
100 feet
500 feet
300 feet
250 feet
10. When making a left or right turn in a business or residential district, you should give a continuous turn signal for:
not less than 75 feet before turning.
not less than 100 feet before turning.
300 feet before you turn.
not less than 50 feet before turning.
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WA DMV Permit Test Facts

Number of questions: 40
Correct answers to pass: 32
Passing score: 80%
Number of questions: 40
Correct answers to pass: 32
Passing score: 80%
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