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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:
honk your horn.
slow down.
speed up and pass in front of the pedestrian.
stop and let the pedestrian cross.
3. __________________ is a safe driving technique.
Checking your rearview mirrors frequently
Starring at the road ahead of your vehicle
Using your high beam lights in the 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 getting tired while driving, you should:
open a window.
stop an either get rest or change drivers.
drink something with caffeine.
6. When the driver behind you wants to pass, you should:
change lanes.
speed up.
go the same speed.
slow down to allow room in front of your vehicle and for the other driver to complete the pass safely.
7. The center of the roadway is marked with one solid yellow line and one broken yellow line. If the broken yellow line is on your side it means:
You are only allowed to make right turns in this area
You are not allowed to pass in this area
You are in a “passing zone” and it is safe to 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 ahead
Fines double in work zone
Pedestrian crossing
10. Worn tires:
can cause hydroplaning.
can increase your stopping distance.
can make turning more difficult.
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
Number of questions: 25
Correct answers to pass:20
Passing score:80%
Minimum age to apply: 16
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