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Washington State Driving Permit Knowledge Test

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Washington State Driving Permit Knowledge Test

Washington State Driver's Permit Knowledge Test

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  • 1. 
    To keep you driver license, you must drive safely at all times. You can lose your license for,
    • A. 

      Driving or being in physical control of a vehicle while you are under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

    • B. 

      Refusing to allow a police officer to test you for alcohol or drugs.

    • C. 

      Leaving the scene of a collision in which you were involved, without first identifying yourself.

    • D. 

      Giving false information when you apply for a license.

    • E. 

      Being involved in a collision when you are uninsured

    • F. 

      All of the above

  • 2. 
    To keep your driver license, you must drive safely at all times. You can lose your license for all of the following except,
    • A. 

      Failing to appear for a reexamination that we have requested

    • B. 

      Using a motor vehicle to commit a felony or for causing the death of someone in a motor vehicle collision

    • C. 

      Carrying a license that shows a correct name, correct information, with no fraudulent alterations

    • D. 

      Being an Habitual Traffic Offender

    • E. 

      None of the above

    • F. 

      All of the above

  • 3. 
    • A. 

      $25,000 or more, payable for the bodily injury or death of one person in a collision in which only one person was injured or killed

    • B. 

      $50,000 or more, payable for the bodily injury or death of two or more persons in any one collision

    • C. 

      $5,000 or more, payable for the bodily injury or death or two or more cows in a rural area

    • D. 

      $10,000 or more, payable for injury to or destruction of property of others in any one collision

  • 4. 
    Passenger trucks, cars, vans, and sport utility vehicles (SUVs) manufactured after 1993 must have a third rear brake light mounted high in the center of the vehicle, true or false:
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    What does this sign mean,
    • A. 

      Divided highway (road) ends

    • B. 

      Divided highway (road) begins

    • C. 

      Slippery when wet

  • 6. 
    A steady yellow traffic light means...
    • A. 

      The traffic light is about to change red, you must stop if it is safe to do so.

    • B. 

      Slow down and proceed with caution

    • C. 

      That the protection of a green arrow is ending and if you are turning in the direction of the arrow, you should prepare to stop and give the right-of-way to oncoming traffic before turning.

    • D. 

      Left turns are allowed, but you must yield to oncoming traffic and pedestrians.

  • 7. 
    A flashing yellow traffic light means...
    • A. 

      The traffic light is about to change red, you must stop if it is safe to do so.

    • B. 

      Left turns are allowed, but you must yield to oncoming traffic and pedestrians.

    • C. 

      Slow down and proceed with caution.

    • D. 

      That the protection of a green arrow is ending and if you are turning in the direction of the arrow, you should prepare to stop and give the right-of-way to oncoming traffic before turning.

  • 8. 
    A flashing yellow arrow means...
    • A. 

      Slow down and proceed with caution.

    • B. 

      That the protection of a green arrow is ending and if you are turning in the direction of the arrow, you should prepare to stop and give the right-of-way to oncoming traffic before turning.

    • C. 

      Left turns are allowed, but you must yield to oncoming traffic and pedestrians.

    • D. 

      The traffic light is about to change red, you must stop if it is safe to do so.

  • 9. 
    A yellow arrow means...
    • A. 

      That the protection of a green arrow is ending and if you are turning in the direction of the arrow, you should prepare to stop and give the right-of-way to oncoming traffic before turning.

    • B. 

      Left turns are allowed, but you must yield to oncoming traffic and pedestrians.

    • C. 

      Slow down and proceed with caution.

    • D. 

      The traffic light is about to change red, you must stop if it is safe to do so.

  • 10. 
    A red arrow means...
    • A. 

      You must stop and you cannot go in the direction of the arrow.

    • B. 

      Stop. You must wait until the traffic light turns green and there is no crossing traffic before you may move ahead.

    • C. 

      The same as a stop sign. You must come to a full stop and then may proceed when it is safe to do so.

  • 11. 
    A red traffic light means stop. If you are turning right, you may turn after coming to a full stop if it is safe and if there is no sign prohibiting the turn on a red light. You may also turn left onto a one way street with traffic moving left after coming to a full stop if there is no sign prohibiting turns on a red light.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    It is not wise to shift gears when crossing railroad tracks,
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
    Worn tires can cause hydroplaning and increase the chance of a flat tire. Check the tread with a penny. Stick the penny into the tread, head first. If the tread does not come at least to Lincoln's...
    • A. 

      Chin (4/16 inch), the tire is illegal and unsafe and you need to replace it

    • B. 

      Hat (8/32 inch), the tire is illegal and unsafe and you need to replace it

    • C. 

      Neck (1/8 inch), the tire is illegal and unsafe and you need to replace it

    • D. 

      Head (2/32 inch), the tire is illegal and unsafe and you need to replace it

  • 14. 
    Common types of regulatory signs are all of the following except,
    • A. 

      Speed Limit Signs

    • B. 

      Lane Use Control Signs

    • C. 

      No Passing Signs

    • D. 

      Stop Signs

    • E. 

      Yield Signs

    • F. 

      Do Not Enter Signs

    • G. 

      Traction Advisory Signs

    • H. 

      Disabled Parking Signs

    • I. 

      Service Signs

  • 15. 
    Roundabout intersections are designed for what speeds,
    • A. 

      10-15 mph

    • B. 

      15-30 mph

    • C. 

      15-25 mph

    • D. 

      15-20 mph

    • E. 

      20-25 mph

  • 16. 
    On multipled lane roads, the far left lane is used only for:
    • A. 

      All traffic that wishes to use it

    • B. 

      Buses and car pools

    • C. 

      Motorcycles

    • D. 

      Overtaking and passing another vehicle

  • 17. 
    Approaching this sign, you would:
    • A. 

      Know to prepare for a sharp turn to the right.

    • B. 

      Know that left turns are prohibited.

    • C. 

      Watch for traffic entering your lane from the right.

    • D. 

      Watch for overhead signals and warning signs.

  • 18. 
    When a school bus traveling towards you is stopped with its red lights flashing and the roadway is four lanes wide with a median, you should:
    • A. 

      Stop until the bus moves on.

    • B. 

      Speed up.

    • C. 

      Stop only if children are unloading.

    • D. 

      Slow down and use caution as you pass the bus.

  • 19. 
    The Implied Consent Law states that:
    • A. 

      You agree to always use a designated driver.

    • B. 

      You agree to a test of your breath or blood, if a police officer as reasonalbe grounds to determine if you have been driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

    • C. 

      You agree that a blood alcohol level over .08 constitutes a DUI.

    • D. 

      You have legally consented to have no more than 3 drinks.

  • 20. 
    When following a fire truck, you may follow no closer than:
    • A. 

      150 feet

    • B. 

      300 feet

    • C. 

      500 feet

    • D. 

      1000 feet

  • 21. 
    A yield sign in your lane:
    • A. 

      Always gives you the right of way

    • B. 

      Is the same as a stop sign or flashing red signal

    • C. 

      Tell you to slow or wait for all other traffic

    • D. 

      Warns you of a hidden pedestrian crosswalk

  • 22. 
    The single biggest contributor to collisions is:
    • A. 

      Entering the street going the wrong way

    • B. 

      Driving 15 or more miles over the speed limit

    • C. 

      Improper Equipment

    • D. 

      Failing to see what is happening

  • 23. 
    About what percent of fatality collisions involve alcohol.
    • A. 

      75%

    • B. 

      20%

    • C. 

      40%

    • D. 

      35%

  • 24. 
    On a typical traffic light, which light is on the top?
    • A. 

      Green

    • B. 

      Yellow

    • C. 

      Red

    • D. 

      Blue

  • 25. 
    What is the penalty for parking in a disabled parking stall without a  proper permit?
    • A. 

      $25.00

    • B. 

      $50.00

    • C. 

      $150.00

    • D. 

      $250.00

  • 26. 
    The speed limit in school zones unless otherwise posted is:
    • A. 

      15 mph

    • B. 

      20 mph

    • C. 

      25 mph

    • D. 

      30 mph

  • 27. 
    If you have an out-of-state license and become a Washington resident, you must obtain a Washington Driver's License within:
    • A. 

      10 days

    • B. 

      30 days

    • C. 

      1 year

    • D. 

      When your out-of-state license expires

  • 28. 
    The "Do Not Pass" sign keeps you from:
    • A. 

      Passing on blind curves

    • B. 

      Passing in zones where it is unsafe

    • C. 

      Passing on hills

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 29. 
    Bicyclists should ride:
    • A. 

      With the flow of traffic and as near to the right side of the road as is safe.

    • B. 

      Against the flow of traffic and as close to the shoulder of the road as possible.

    • C. 

      Any where the bicyclists want because they have the right of way regardless.

    • D. 

      Only on private roads.

  • 30. 
    On a two-lane, two-way road, you may pass another vehichle when:
    • A. 

      Your view is clear and there is space to return to the driving lane

    • B. 

      You are within 50 feet of an intersection or railroad crossing

    • C. 

      There is a solid yellow line on your side of the center line

    • D. 

      Signs indicate a bridge or tunnel ahead

  • 31. 
    Motorist and bicylclist safety is increased by:
    • A. 

      Everyone learning to ride a bike before they can get a drivers license

    • B. 

      Drivers leaving several feet of extra space when passing a bicycle

    • C. 

      Requiring bicyclists to drive on the shoulder at all times

    • D. 

      Putting turn signals and bells on all bicycles

  • 32. 
    Pedestrians have the right of way:
    • A. 

      Only at marked (painted) crosswalks.

    • B. 

      At all times

    • C. 

      At crosswalks and intersections regardless if the the crosswalk is marked (painted) or not.

    • D. 

      Only at intersections.

  • 33. 
    To be safe, freeway drivers should look ahead of their car:
    • A. 

      3 seconds (400 feet ahead)

    • B. 

      5 seconds (1/8 mile ahead)

    • C. 

      8 seconds (3 1/2 football fields ahead)

    • D. 

      10 seconds (1/4 mile ahead)

  • 34. 
    Which of these contains less alcohol than other three and will take longer to affect your blood alcohol content: 1/2 ounces of 80 proof liquor, 5 ounces of wine, 12 ounces of beer, 12 ounces of wine-cooler?
    • A. 

      1/2 ounces of 80 proof liquor

    • B. 

      12 ounces of wine cooler

    • C. 

      12 ounces of beer

    • D. 

      5 ounces of wine

    • E. 

      All of them contain the same amount of alchohol, none are safer.

  • 35. 
    At what Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) are you considered to be driving while intoxicated (DWI)?
    • A. 

      .06

    • B. 

      .04

    • C. 

      .08

    • D. 

      .02

  • 36. 
    Must you always drive at the speed limit?
    • A. 

      There are exceptions, like in case of an emergency

    • B. 

      No, the speed limit just indicates how fast you're allowed to drive under favorable road conditions

    • C. 

      Yes, it is illegal to drive faster than the posted limit

    • D. 

      No, sometimes road conditions require you to drive slower than the posted limit

    • E. 

      B and d are correct

    • F. 

      A and c are correct

    • G. 

      None of the above

    • H. 

      All of the above

  • 37. 
    What is the hand signal for a left turn?
    • A. 

      Put your left hand out and point downward

    • B. 

      Put your left arm out the window and point right

    • C. 

      Put your left hand and arm straight out, keeping hand and arm still

    • D. 

      Put your right arm out the window and point left

  • 38. 
    What is the hand signal to stop or slow down?
    • A. 

      Put left hand and arm straight out, keeping hand and arm still

    • B. 

      Put left hand and arm up, keeping hand and arm still

    • C. 

      Put left hand and arm down, keeping hand arm still

    • D. 

      Put left hand and arm staight up, keeping hand and arm still

  • 39. 
    What is the hand signal for a right turn?
    • A. 

      Put left hand and arm straight up, keeping hand and arm still

    • B. 

      Put left hand and arm straight out, keeping hand and arm still

    • C. 

      Put left hand and arm up, keeping hand arm still

    • D. 

      Put left hand and arm down, keeping hand arm still

  • 40. 
    What should you do if you miss your hightway exit?
    • A. 

      Use the shoulder to reverse to the one you missed

    • B. 

      Make a U-turn across the median to go back the other way

    • C. 

      Get off at the next exit and go back to the one missed

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 41. 
    BEFORE BACKING OUT OF THE DRIVEWAY, YOU SHOULD: .
    • A. 

      A- Check behind your vehicle before you get in.

    • B. 

      B- Make sure you buckle all your seat belts before proceeding out of the driveway

    • C. 

      C- Whenever possible use a person outside the vehicle to help you back up.

    • D. 

      D- Make sure you check your motor to see if something is not functioning right.

    • E. 

      E- A,B

    • F. 

      F- A,C

    • G. 

      G- B,D

    • H. 

      H- All of the above

    • I. 

      I- None of the above

  • 42. 
    YOU SHOULD TURN ON YOUR HEADLIGHTS: .
    • A. 

      A- One hour before sunset, and turn them off one hour before sunrise.

    • B. 

      B- Two hours before sunset, and turn them off two hours before sunrise.

    • C. 

      C- Half an hour before sunset, and turn them off half an hour before sunrise.

    • D. 

      D- Three hours before sunset, and turn them off three hours before sunrise.

    • E. 

      E- None of the above

    • F. 

      F- All of the above

  • 43. 
    IT IS ILLEGAL TO WEAR HEADPHONES WHILE DRIVING A MOTORIZED VEHICLE UNLESS YOU GET A PERMIT. .
    • A. 

      TRUE

    • B. 

      FALSE

  • 44. 
    It is against the law to drive a motorized vehicle if the drugs you are taking are making your driving skills off, whether the drugs are meth or aspirin.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 45. 
      If you are under the age of 8 you must be properly seated in a car seat.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 46. 
    The correct height for a child to not have to be in a car seat is:
    • A. 

      A- 4ft.9in.

    • B. 

      B- 4ft.8in.

    • C. 

      C- 4ft.7in.

    • D. 

      D- 5ft.

    • E. 

      E- None of the Above

  • 47. 
    On rainy,snowy,or foggy days, it is sometimes hard for other drivers to see your vehicle. In these conditions, headlights make your vehicle easier to see. Remember if you turn on your ______, turn on your headlights.
    • A. 

      A- radio

    • B. 

      B- horn

    • C. 

      C- wipers

    • D. 

      D- car

    • E. 

      E- roof

  • 48. 
    When stopping alongside of the road at night, what should you turn on:
    • A. 

      A- high beams

    • B. 

      B- low beams, and your emergency flashers

    • C. 

      C- high beams, and your emergency flashers

    • D. 

      D- low beams

    • E. 

      E- None of the above

  • 49. 
    When you drink and drive, what is the first skill you start to loose?
    • A. 

      A- vision

    • B. 

      B- hearing

    • C. 

      C- judgement

    • D. 

      D- None of the above

  • 50. 
    If you have been arrested more than once for DUI within the past seven years, your license will be revoked for:
    • A. 

      A- one year

    • B. 

      B- two years

    • C. 

      C- half a year

    • D. 

      D- 90 days

    • E. 

      E- None of the above

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