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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. How can you prevent fatigue on a long trip?
Schedule regular stops.
Plan to drive long trips with a companion.
Get enough sleep.
All of the above.
2. In heavy rain, tires can ride on a thin film of water, without touching the road. This is called:
3. If you’re going to turn left onto a one-way street, complete the turn into:
the lane closest to the one you came from.
either lane.
the right lane.
neither lane.
4. If you drive a motor vehicle registered in Washington State, you must:
carry insurance only if you ride a motorcycle or a vehicle requiring a CDL license.
have liability insurance.
carry insurance only if you’re under the age of 18.
carry insurance only if your vehicle is newer than 5 years.
5. Before crossing any railroad tracks, you must:
make sure there is room for your vehicle on the other side.
wait until the crossing gates are completely up.
look and listen for trains.
All of the above.
6. If a bicyclist on the road ahead has their left arm extended downward to their left, you should assume the bicyclist is:
about to turn right.
turning left.
slowing down or stopping.
7. When passing another vehicle on a road with 2 lanes traveling in opposite directions:
do not return to the right side of the road until when you can see both headlights of the vehicle you just passed in your rearview mirror.
drive in either lane.
return to the right side of the road immediately.
when you return to the driving lane, try to leave as little room as possible between you and the vehicle you have passed.
8. Where must you position your vehicle when you prepare to make a left turn from a two-way roadway into a one-way roadway?
As far to the right as possible.
On the right curb.
As close as possible to the center line.
None of the above.
9. Are drivers allowed to exceed the speed limit to pass other vehicles?
Yes, except for school zones.
Yes, but only by 10 MPH or less.
Yes, but only if they drive with caution.
10. Does a vehicle prepared to enter a traffic circle or rotary have the right-of-way over the vehicles in the circle?
Yes, but only if they are entering the rotary from the right lane.
No. Vehicles already in the circle have the right-of-way.
Only if the light is green.
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WA DMV Knowledge Test

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