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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 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 WA DOL 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. If the entrance lane is too short to allow acceleration to expressway speed, the safest method to enter is:
Go to the next entrance ramp.
Reduce your speed to 20 MPH or less and blend with traffic.
Stop and wait for a large space in traffic, then enter the expressway and accelerate quickly.
None of the above.
2. When following motorcycles, drivers should:
keep less space in front of their vehicle.
reduce the minimum following distance.
keep more space in front of their vehicle.
try to pass them as they have different braking capabilities than other motor vehicles.
3. When you make a left turn from a one-way road into a one-way road, if the road you enter has two lanes, you:
must turn into its right lane.
must turn into its left lane.
must go to the next intersection.
can not turn left.
4. To be parked legally, a vehicle must be within:
6 inches of the curb.
24 inches of the curb.
12 inches of the curb.
18 inches of the curb.
5. Which shape is a speed limit sign?
Vertical rectangle
6. If your address has changed, you must notify the Department of Licensing:
within 10 days.
whenever your license address doesn’t match your checkbook address.
at the next renewal.
within 30 days.
7. Drivers should be aware that a motorcyclist may:
move to the center of the lane on steel deck bridges.
decrease speed and rise off the seat when approaching a railroad crossing.
quickly change speed or lane position.
All of the above.
8. Aggressive driving includes:
chasing or challenging other drivers.
yelling, honking, gesturing at other drivers.
All of the above.
quick lane changes without a signal.
9. Your red traffic signal changes to green while a pedestrian is crossing in your traffic lane. The right of way should be given:
to the pedestrian.
by the pedestrian, but only when vehicles are turning left.
to you.
by the pedestrian.
10. A vehicle is stopped at a crosswalk to permit a pedestrian to cross the roadway. The driver of the vehicle approaching from the rear should:
overtake and pass the stopped vehicle.
not overtake and pass the stopped vehicle.
sound the horn.
None of the above.
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WA DMV Practice Test Facts

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