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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. To avoid becoming an aggressive driver, you should:
Listen to heavy metal music.
Adjust your schedule to drive during times with the most highway traffic.
Allow enough travel time to reach your destination on schedule.
None of the above.
2. A good rule for passing is:
always remember to flash your lights and sound your horn to alert the other drivers that you are about to pass.
drive with the flow of traffic and pass only as needed.
pass on the right whenever possible.
try to get to the front of any line of slow moving traffic as soon as possible.
3. If the entrance lane is too short to allow acceleration to expressway speed, you should:
stop and wait for a large space in traffic.
enter the expressway and accelerate quickly.
accelerate to expressway speed and blend with traffic.
reduce your speed to 15 MPH or less and blend with traffic.
4. Drivers cannot to pass a vehicle on the left if:
they can not safely return to the right lane before the center line changes from a broken line to a solid one.
they approach the top of a hill on a two-way road and cannot see over it.
they are within 100 feet of a railroad crossing.
All of the above.
5. Two drivers reach an uncontrolled intersection at the same time. Who has the right of way?
The driver on the left.
The driver who does not control the car.
No one.
The driver on the right.
6. This signal means:
flag stop
Move to the left
Slow down
7. This sign tells drivers:
no turn on red sign
they must wait for the traffic signal to turn green before turning right or left.
turning right on red is forbidden.
they may not turn right or left during the red light.
All of the above.
8. This road sign means:
reduction of lanes sign
Narrow bridge
Yield right-of-way
Freeway on ramp
Roadway narrows or lane ends
9. A driver cuts off another vehicle, or threatens another motorist or a pedestrian. These are examples of:
road rage
excessive driving
furious driving
defensive driving
10. This road sign means:
hill sign
Narrow Bridge
No right turn
No left turn
Steep downgrade
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DC DMV Written Test Facts

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