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 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 Washington 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. How can you prevent fatigue on a long trip?
Schedule regular stops for every couple of hours.
Plan to drive long trips with a companion.
Get enough sleep.
All of the above.
2. On a sidewalk or in a crosswalk, bicyclists should ride slowly and:
don’t need to do everything possible to avoid colliding with a pedestrian.
take the right-of-way without yielding to pedestrians.
yield the right-of-way to any pedestrian.
don’t need to give an audible signal before passing any pedestrian.
3. If you’re going to turn left onto a 1-way street, you should complete the turn into:
the lane closest to the one you came from.
either lane.
the right lane.
neither lane.
4. If you operate a motor vehicle registered in Washington State, you must:
carry insurance only if you ride a motorcycle or drive a large truck.
have liability insurance and carry an ID card proving you have such insurance.
carry insurance only if you’re under 18.
carry insurance only if you have cars newer than 5 years.
5. Before crossing any railroad tracks, you must:
make sure there is room for your vehicle on the other side.
wait until the crossing gates are completely up.
look and listen for trains.
All of the above.
6. A bicyclist who doesn’t obey traffic laws:
will have their bicycle impounded.
will always receive a warning from law enforcement.
is okay, because bicyclists don’t have to obey traffic laws.
can be ticketed.
7. When passing another vehicle on a road with 2 lanes traveling in opposite directions, you should:
return to the driving lane when theres enough room between you and the vehicle you passed.
drive in either lane.
return to the right side of the roadway immediately.
remain in the left lane if you intend to turn left.
8. Where must you position your vehicle when you prepare to make a left turn from a two-way roadway into a one-way roadway?
As far to the right as possible.
On the right curb.
As close as possible to the center line.
None of the above.
9. Are drivers allowed to exceed the speed limit to pass other vehicles?
Yes, except for school zones.
Yes, but only by 10 MPH or less.
Yes, but only if they drive with caution.
10. Does a vehicle prepared to enter a traffic circle or rotary have right-of-way over vehicles in the circle?
Yes, but only if they are entering the rotary from the right lane.
No. Vehicles already in the circle have the right-of-way.
Only if the light is green.
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