Washington State Driving Permit Knowledge Test

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Washington State Driving Permit Knowledge Test

In Washington State, there are a number of different requirements and subsequent responsibilities that come with applying for and using a driver’s permit. How much can you tell us about it? Let’s find out today.


Questions and Answers
  • 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. 
    You must have an automobile liability policy  or bond from a state-approved insurance or surety company that provides all of the following except:
    • 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

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