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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. The minimum drinking age in this State is ____ years.
2. This road sign means:
one way sign
Traffic flows only in the direction of the arrow
Sharp curve ahead
No right turn
Turn right or left
3. Drivers may cross solid yellow lines:
during daylight hours only.
at any time.
only to pass traffic moving in the same direction.
when making turns.
4. A flashing yellow light:
flashing yellow light
is used at dangerous intersections.
can be found before reaching a sharp curve.
warns drivers to proceed with caution.
All of the above.
5. No Zones are areas around trucks where cars:
disappear into blind spots or are so close to the truck that the driver's ability to stop or maneuver safely is restricted.
Can turn safely because several car lengths have been left between the truck and the car.
can travel behind trucks at constant speed and have no risks of being involved in a collision.
6. What does BAC stand for?
Blood Alcohol Content
Blood Alcohol Commission
Blood Alcohol Concentration
7. This sign means:
slippery road sign
Winding road ahead. Drive with caution.
Road slippery when wet. Drive slowly.
Double curve ahead.
The road will curve to the right, then to the left.
8. A broken yellow line on your side of the roadway only means:
Passing is permitted on both sides.
Passing is not permitted on either side.
Passing is permitted on your side of the roadway.
9. If you begin to feel drowsy while driving, you should:
get an energy drink.
stop driving.
get some coffee.
open your window.
10. When pedestrians are in a crosswalk, drivers should:
go ahead because drivers have the right-of-way.
pull over to the right and stop.
wait for them to cross.
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DC DMV Written Test

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