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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. If you miss your exit on a freeway, you should:
go to the next exit, get back on the freeway in the opposite direction and return to the exit you want.
signal other drivers to stop so you can turn.
make a quick U-turn from your lane of travel.
turn around or back up.
2. If you remain in the back blind spot of a large vehicle:
you can reduce fuel consumption.
you increase the chance of a crash.
the large vehicle will take much longer to stop.
All of the above.
3. What should you do if your brakes fail and youd don't have ABS?
Turn on your cruise control.
Pump the brake pedal hard and fast to increase pressure.
Hook your shoe under the pedal and see if you can free it.
Pull the steering wheel back.
4. On what three conditions does your blood alcohol content (BAC) depend?
Your weight. How much alcohol you drink. How much time passes between drinks.
How fit you are. How much alcohol you drink. Your height.
Your height. How much alcohol you drink. The type of beverage you drink.
Your weight. The type of beverage you drink. How fit you are.
5. Which of the following is true about the Anti-Locking Brake System?
Can help improve vehicle stability.
It prevents skidding.
It allows drivers to steer during an emergency braking situation.
All of the above.
6. This warning sign:
speed reduction sign
indicates the suggested highest safe speed.
provides advance notice to upcoming speed limit change.
tells drivers that the minimum safe speed is 45 MPH.
shows the current speed limit that all vehicles traveling in the direction of the arrow must not exceed.
7. ___________ are green with white letters and symbols.
Destination signs (guide signs)
Warning signs
Regulatory signs
Service signs
8. You face a green light, but traffic on the other side of the intersection does not allow you to travel all the way through the intersection. What must you do?
Wait for the next green light.
Wait until traffic ahead clears, so you do not block the intersection.
Enter the intersection and wait until traffic ahead clears.
Enter the intersection with caution.
9. A good indication that it is safe to return to the right lane after passing a vehicle is when the vehicle that was passed:
is in your blind spot.
is on your left.
is not visible in the rearview mirror.
is visible in the rearview mirror.
10. This sign indicates the _______________ vehicles can safely travel in this area.
speed limit sign
suggested speed
maximum speed
minimum speed
reaction speed
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WA DMV Written Test Facts

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