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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. From top to bottom, traffic lights are:
red, green and yellow.
green, yellow and red.
green, red and yellow.
red, yellow and green.
2. If you missed your exit on a freeway, you should:
None of the above.
use the right turn signal, check your mirrors and move to the right.
make a quick U-turn from your lane of travel.
go to the next exit and come back to the exit you missed.
3. This road sign means:
bicycle crossing sign
Bicycles have the same rights as other vehicles
Yield right-of-way to bicycles
Bicycle parking ahead
Bicycles cross or ride beside traffic
4. In work zones, barriers such as drums, panels and cones are used to:
reduce the flow of traffic.
keep workers out of the work zone.
keep traffic out of hazardous work zones.
5. When they see a yellow X signal, drivers should:
lane yellow x
stay in their lane.
turn off the ignition.
prepare to leave the lane safely.
come to a complete stop at the marked stop line.
6. Defensive driving is a driving technique in which you as a driver:
identify dangerous driving situations and take action to avoid an accident.
defend against poor drivers by getting ahead of them in traffic.
defend against accidents by driving your vehicle fast enough to stay ahead of traffic congestion.
defend yourself against accidents by following close to the vehicle ahead.
7. When you are driving at night and another vehicle is approaching, you should use your parking lights.
8. If you meet a stopped school bus with the lights flashing and the signal arm extended, you should:
proceed at 15 MPH or less, if no children are present.
watch for children and proceed at normal speed.
9. What does the flashing signal in the picture indicate?
dont walk flashing
Pedestrians should start crossing the street.
Pedestrians should finish crossing the street if started.
Pedestrians should stop walking immediately.
The same thing as a stop sign.
10. This road sign means:
divided highway ahead sign
No Passing Zone
Flagger ahead
Divided highway ahead
Merging traffic
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DC DMV Knowledge Test

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