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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. When an aggressive driver confronts you, you should:
Report aggressive drivers to law enforcement authorities.
Try to move away safely.
Remain calm and relaxed.
All of the above.
2. Distracted driving:
causes the driver to react more slowly to hazards.
is only dangerous for inexperienced drivers.
usually causes the driver to drive slower.
is never dangerous.
3. A flashing red traffic light:
indicates that you should drive with caution.
is used to indicate a pedestrian crossing.
has the same meaning as a yield sign.
has the same meaning as a stop sign.
4. This road sign means:
hill sign
Trucks ahead
Do not pass trucks
Steep downgrade ahead
Trucks must back up
5. When changing lanes on an interstate, drivers should:
use cruise control to increase traction whenever possible.
signal and check mirrors and blind spots.
change lanes often.
stop in the breakdown lane if they are tired.
6. Your BAC depends on:
the amount of alcohol you drink.
how fit you are.
the type of beverage you drink.
All of the above.
7. This sign warns drivers that:
sharp right turn
the road will make a sharp turn to the right.
there is an intersection ahead.
another road enters the highway from the direction shown.
right turns are not allowed.
8. This road sign means:
no u turn sign
Do not enter.
No U-turn.
No left turn.
Do not pass on the left.
9. If an aggressive driver is behind you:
increase your speed and flash your brake lights.
sound your horn and move to the left lane.
slow down and confront the aggressive driver.
try to get out of the aggressive driver’s way.
10. This road sign means:
slippery road sign
Steep grade ahead
Slow down, slippery when wet
Wrong Way
Winding road ahead
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DC DMV Knowledge Test Facts

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