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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 DC DMV test consists of 25 questions. A passing score consists of at least 20 correct answers (80%).
1. In the following situations, drivers should increase their following interval:
When following vehicles that are required to come to a stop at railroad crossings.
On slippery roads.
When it is hard to see ahead because of bad weather.
All of the above.
2. When driving near a blind pedestrian who is carrying a white cane or using a guide dog, drivers should:
slow down and be prepared to stop.
take the right-of-way.
proceed normally.
drive away quickly.
3. A flashing red light:
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:
cross road sign
Railroad Crossing
No Passing Zone
5. Drivers can not pass a vehicle on the left if:
they can not safely return to the right lane before any oncoming vehicle comes within 200 feet of them.
their lane has a solid yellow center line.
they approach a curve on a two-way road and can not see around it.
All of the above.
6. Give the right-of-way to any pedestrian:
who is resting on a bench.
who is in a marked crosswalk.
if you have the green light.
7. A driver distraction is:
anything that causes evasive action while driving.
anything that takes your attention away from driving.
anything that causes you to pay more attention to driving.
8. The driver of an emergency vehicle that uses lights and a siren can legally:
exceed the speed limit
go the wrong way.
pass red lights.
All of the above.
9. This sign means:
no parking
Parking is not allowed.
No parking on pavement.
U-turns are not allowed.
None of the above.
10. It is illegal to drive below the speed limit:
only in rural areas.
when driving slowly disrupts the normal flow of traffic.
only within city limits.
when driving slowly due to adverse weather conditions.
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DC DMV Practice Test Facts

Number of questions: 25
Correct answers to pass:20
Passing score:80%
Minimum age to apply: 16
Number of questions: 25
Correct answers to pass:20
Passing score:80%
Minimum age to apply: 16
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