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You must have a valid driver license to legally operate a motor vehicle, motorcycle, moped, or motor-driven cycle on public roadways in Washington State. To get a driver license, you must pass the medical and vision screenings, the WA DOL knowledge test, and the driving test. The Washington DMV written test is designed to check your knowledge of road signs, road rules, traffic laws, and safe-driving practices. Everything you must learn to pass the test is in the Washington Driver's Manual. Study this guide thoroughly. The WA DOL written test is a multiple-choice test with 40 questions, and you must correctly answer 32 of them to pass. Practice with these sample DMV tests to get ready for the official Washington knowledge test.
1. This sign warns drivers of:
narrow bridge sign
a dip in the road. Drivers should be ready to stop if the dip is filled with water.
a bridge ahead, wide enough to accommodate two lanes of traffic, but with very little clearance.
a narrow road ahead.
a reduction of lanes.
2. Most signs used in street work areas are:
regulatory signs.
rectangle shaped.
diamond shaped.
3. What is the meaning of orange traffic signs?
Warning of school, pedestrian, and bicycling activity.
Stop, do not enter or wrong way.
Construction and maintenance warning.
4. Arrows on the roadway:
show which lanes you must use.
indicate reserved lanes.
indicate that you cannot pass or change lanes.
indicate HOV lanes.
5. The sign in the picture:
maximum recommended speed sign
Is used to advise motorists of the maximum safe speed for an exit ramp on a highway.
is a warning sign.
Shows the recommended speed for the exit of an intersection.
indicates the minimum ramp speed at the highway exit point.
6. Blind spots around a large vehicle are _________________ than the blind spots around a car.
less dangerous
narrower and shorter
larger and deeper
7. What should you do if your vision through the windshield becomes blocked?
Open the side window so you can see.
Pull your vehicle off the road and park it.
Turn on your emergency lights.
All of the above.
8. This road sign is:
slower traffic keep right
a guide sign.
a warning sign.
a regulatory sign.
a speed reduction sign.
9. Which signs have black letters on a white background?
Regulatory signs (vertical rectangle)
None of the other answers are correct.
Guide signs (horizontal rectangle)
Warning signs (diamond)
10. To avoid becoming an aggressive driver, you should:
Allow enough travel time to reach your destination on schedule.
Adjust your schedule to drive during times with the most highway traffic.
Listen to heavy metal music.
None of the above.
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WA DMV Permit Test Facts

Number of questions: 40
Correct answers to pass:32
Passing score:80%
Minimum age to apply: 15
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