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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 road is the most dangerous:
while it is raining.
after it rains.
when it begins to rain.
All of the above.
2. It is very foggy. You should slow down and:
put your lights on high beam.
put your emergency flashers on.
put your lights on low beam.
3. What should you do if your vision through the windshield becomes blocked?
Turn on your emergency lights.
Pull your vehicle off the road and park it.
Open the side window so you can see.
All of the above.
4. When approaching a construction area, drivers should:
increase their speed to get out of the way quickly.
slow down, stop all wireless telephone communications and yield the right-of-way.
honk their horn several times to alert individuals working in the area of their presence.
5. This sign means:
traffic signal ahead sign
The traffic signal ahead is red
Emergency vehicles ahead
There is a traffic signal ahead
The traffic signal ahead is broken
6. Aggressive driving includes:
chasing or challenging other drivers.
yelling, honking, gesturing at other drivers.
All of the above.
quick lane changes without a signal.
7. What is the first thing you should do if your front wheels start to skid?
Immediately steer in the direction you want to go.
Accelerate and turn the steering wheel in the direction the vehicle is trying to go.
Take your foot off the gas and shift to neutral.
None of the above.
8. When changing lanes, you should never:
change lanes abruptly or on the spur of the moment.
look over your shoulder to check blind spots.
check for other drivers moving into the same lane.
9. BAC is:
the acronym for Beer ACcumulation.
the amount of alcohol in your body.
the number of ounces of alcohol in your blood.
the percentage of alcohol in your blood.
10. It is against the law to move into the same lane alongside a motorcycle.
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DC DMV Practice Test Facts

Number of questions: 25
Correct answers to pass:20
Passing score:80%
Number of questions: 25
Correct answers to pass:20
Passing score:80%
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