District Of Columbia Driver Knowledge Test

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District Of Columbia Driver Knowledge Test

Studying the DC driver manual is a requirement for successfully passing the driver knowledge test. The driver knowledge test is a computerized test with visual touch screen or audio touch screen (using headphones). Take this practice knowledge test and prepare yourself for the DC DMV knowledge test.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    When changing lanes on a highway:
    • A. 

      Always signal a lane change

    • B. 

      Check the rearview and outside mirrors

    • C. 

      Check your blind spots by glancing over your shoulder

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 2. 
    A flashing red traffic light at an intersection means the same as a:
    • A. 

      Stop light

    • B. 

      Light is about to turn green

    • C. 

      Stop sign

  • 3. 
    If you come to an intersection and your view to the side is blocked, you should:
    • A. 

      Slow down and look both ways

    • B. 

      Maintain speed and look both ways

    • C. 

      Stop, then inch forward until you can see clearly in both directions

  • 4. 
    To avoid the glare from oncoming headlights:
    • A. 

      Focus your eyes on the center line of the road

    • B. 

      Glance back and forth between the side of the road and straight ahead

    • C. 

      Focus your eyes straight ahead

  • 5. 
    How close can you park to the entrance of an alley or private driveway?
    • A. 

      10 feet

    • B. 

      20 feet

    • C. 

      5 feet

  • 6. 
    The sign shown indicates:
    • A. 

      Look for a detour

    • B. 

      Construction or maintenance areas ahead

    • C. 

      Pass with care

  • 7. 
    The sign shown means:
    • A. 

      Railroad crossing

    • B. 

      Pedestrian crossing

    • C. 

      No Passing Zone

  • 8. 
    This hand signal means:
    • A. 

      Stopping or slowing down

    • B. 

      Right turn

    • C. 

      Left turn

  • 9. 
    Why is double parking prohibited?
    • A. 

      Because the car at the curb cannot get out

    • B. 

      Because it blocks traffic and causes accidents

    • C. 

      Your car may roll away since there is no curb

  • 10. 
    When making right turns, you must:
    • A. 

      Yield to pedestrians in crosswalks

    • B. 

      Be alert for vehicles ahead that are also turning right

    • C. 

      Yield to bicyclists traveling between you and the right side of the road

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 11. 
    While obtaining your DC driver license, you may:
    • A. 

      Register for Selective Service

    • B. 

      Choose to become an organ and tissue donor

    • C. 

      Register to vote

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 12. 
    If you maintain a valid DC driver license for a full calendar year without obtaining pointable moving violations, you may be eligible to receive a Good Point on your driving record.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
    If stopped by law enforcement while driving a motor vehicle in the District of Columbia, you will be responsible for providing your valid driver license, vehicle registration and proof of insurance.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    The District of Columbia law requires that the driver and _____________ wear seat belts.
    • A. 

      All passengers

    • B. 

      Front seat passenger

    • C. 

      Passengers under the age of 18

  • 15. 
    If a traffic signal light is green and a police officer signals you to stop, you should:
    • A. 

      Obey the traffic officer

    • B. 

      Obey the traffic signal

    • C. 

      Do what the vehicle in front of you does

  • 16. 
    The best way to tell if you are permitted to pass other vehicles is to see if:
    • A. 

      There is a green flashing light

    • B. 

      The road ahead is straight

    • C. 

      The vehicle ahead signals that it is OK to pass

    • D. 

      There are solid or broken lane markings

  • 17. 
    When on a short entrance to an interstate where there is no merge area or lane:
    • A. 

      Enter the far right traffic lane and speed up to the flow of traffic

    • B. 

      Use the shoulder of the main road to get up to the speed of the traffic

    • C. 

      Speed up on the entrance only after you have found a gap in traffic

  • 18. 
    Distracted driving may be caused by:
    • A. 

      Eating, drinking beverages or smoking

    • B. 

      Using cellular phones and/or texting

    • C. 

      Changing the radio, CD, or tape

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 19. 
    If you become drowsy while driving, you should:
    • A. 

      Try to fight it

    • B. 

      Take a break

    • C. 

      Take some “stay-awake” drugs

  • 20. 
    Road rage and aggressive driving may be caused by:
    • A. 

      Tailgating

    • B. 

      Unsafe lane changing

    • C. 

      Speeding

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 21. 
    In the District of Columbia, when traveling on a one way street and you want to make a left turn onto another one way street, it is illegal to make a left turn on a red traffic signal.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 22. 
    Highways and roads freeze before ramps and bridges:
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 23. 
    When driving on wet roadways, you should remember:
    • A. 

      Pavement is slick immediately after rainfall

    • B. 

      Driving on wet roadways can cause hydroplaning

    • C. 

      You should give yourself additional time to stop

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 24. 
    You should signal your intention to turn at least
    • A. 

      200 feet

    • B. 

      150 feet

    • C. 

      100 feet

    • D. 

      50 feet

  • 25. 
    To get your vehicle out of a skid, you should first
    • A. 

      Steer straight ahead

    • B. 

      Steer in the opposite direction of the skid

    • C. 

      Steer in the direction of the skid

    • D. 

      Apply brakes hard