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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. You reach an intersection that is not controlled at the same time as a driver on your right, and both of you prepare to go straight. Who has the right-of-way?
No one.
The other driver.
2. If cars approaching from opposite directions reach an intersection at the same time:
a car that turns left must yield to cars that move straight or turn right.
a car that turns right must yield to cars that move straight or turn left.
a car that moves straight must yield to cars that turn left.
None of the above.
3. Blind spots are:
Dangerous intersection where the maximum speed limit is 15 MPH or less.
lanes reserved for U-turns.
Areas to the side or rear of a vehicle that the driver cannot see with use of mirrors.
At night, the darkest areas of a road, where emergency flashers should be used.
4. At a stop sign there is no stop line. You must stop:
before the traffic light turns red.
before you enter the crosswalk.
before you enter the intersection.
after you enter the crosswalk.
5. A pedestrian in the crosswalk when the “DON’T WALK” signal begins flashing must:
yield to other pedestrians.
go back and wait the “WALK” light
stop immediately.
finish crossing the street.
6. To turn right at an intersection with a steady red light, you should:
signal and wait until the light turns green.
slow down and look for traffic before turning.
stop, signal, then turn if it’s safe and there’s no sign prohibiting the turn on red.
wait until you have a green turn arrow before turning.
7. To drive defensively, you must:
not check behind you through your mirrors.
use only one hand on the wheel.
anticipate errors by other drivers.
assume that a driver who approaches a STOP sign on a side road is actually going to stop.
8. Yellow traffic signs:
when combined with an octagonal shape, tell drivers they must come to a complete stop at the marked stop line.
give directional information.
guide drivers.
warn drivers.
9. What does a flashing left yellow arrow mean?
Only right turns are allowed.
Vehicles turning left must stop if they can. The light will soon be red.
Left turns are allowed. Yield to oncoming traffic and pedestrians.
None of the above.
10. Green and white signs:
are mainly used at intersections and driveways.
warn drivers of unexpected road conditions.
direct drivers to services.
give information about directions and distances.
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WA DMV Written 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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