District of Columbia DMV Driving Test

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1. What does this sign mean?
2. You must use the ____ rule to maintain an adequate distance between your vehicle and the one in front of you.
3. Seatbelts properly worn will:
4. What should you do if an oncoming car at night approaches with its high-beams on?
5. If you are driving and you find that nothing seems to help you stay awake, you should:
6. Driving faster than traffic and continually passing other cars:
7. Which of the following is not considered an important item to check before leaving on a trip?
8. A vehicle suddenly 'cuts' in front of you creating a hazard. which of these actions should you take first
9. Look to the left and right before entering any intersection on a green light because:
10. When changing lanes you should not
11. When you leave your vehicle unattended, you must:
12. Which of the following describes the thinking of a defensive driver?
13. Studies show that when worn, seat belts:
14. Which of the following is true regarding safety belts?
15. When driving on an interstate
16. If you have a BAC of .10%, you are ____ times more likely to cause an accident than if you were sober.
17. Allow extra space in front of your vehicle when following a:
18. Where should you start making a u-turn when driving on a divided street with multiple lanes in your direction?
19. When driving in the far right lane of a freeway, you:
20. Stress can affect your driving by:
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To operate a motorcycle in the District of Columbia (DC), you must have a motorcycle (M) endorsement on your driver's license. Licensing services are handled through the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). An M endorsement on your license allows you to operate motorcycles, motorbikes, mopeds, scooters, and three-wheeled motorcycles on public roads. You must be at least 18 to apply for an M endorsement.

To receive an M endorsement, you must hold a valid DC license, complete an application, pay the fees, and pass the motorcycle knowledge test. Additionally, you must either pass the motorcycle skills test or submit a certificate of completion from a motorcycle demonstration course. If you choose to take the course, you must visit the Brentwood Road Test facility to obtain your driver's license with an M endorsement. The tests are scheduled through a DMV service center. You can schedule the motorcycle skills test by phone or online.

The knowledge test contains 25 questions about motorcycle safety and driving practices that are covered in the DC Motorcycle Operator Manual. You must answer 20 of the questions correctly to pass. If you fail, you can retake the test after three days. The motorcycle skills test covers basic vehicle control and crash-avoidance skills. You should know your motorcycle well and how to operate it safely before taking this test.