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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. This sign means:
night speed
The minimum speed limit is 45 MPH.
Take route 45 if you are driving at night.
The night-time speed limit is 45 MPH.
The recommended speed limit is 45 MPH.
2. A pedestrian starts to cross in front of your vehicle. You should:
sound your horn and proceed with caution.
slow down.
speed up and pass in front of the pedestrian.
stop until the person is out of the crosswalk.
3. __________________ is a safe driving technique.
Checking your rearview mirrors frequently
Staring at the road ahead of your vehicle
Using your high beam lights in fog
4. This sign warns drivers that:
two way traffic ahead sign
they will soon be facing oncoming traffic.
a shared lane starts ahead.
U-turns are now allowed.
they cannot go straight ahead.
5. If you are feeling tired while driving, you should:
open a window.
stop and get some rest.
drink coffee.
6. When the driver behind you wants to pass, you should:
change lanes.
speed up.
use your brake lights.
slow down to allow room for the other driver to complete the pass safely.
7. A broken yellow line to the right of a solid yellow center line means:
you are only allowed to make left turns in this area.
passing is prohibited.
you may pass other vehicles if no oncoming traffic is present.
8. When they approach this sign, drivers must:
school crossing sign
stop if necessary.
slow down and watch for children crossing the road.
obey signals from crossing guards.
All of the above.
9. This road sign means:
pedestrian crossing
Yield sign ahead
Limited parking
Pedestrian crossing
10. Worn tires:
may cause you to hydroplane even with very little water on the road.
can make turning more difficult.
can increase your stopping distance.
All of the above.
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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
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