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District Of Columbia Driver's License Practice Test 2

Take our FREE DC Driver's License Practice Test now! It's an online quiz with 25 unique questions, in-depth explanations, and instant test results. Be totally prepared for the District Of Columbia DMV Driver's License test in no time!
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D.C. Driver’s License Practice Test

The open roads of the District are calling, and you’ll be ready to answer with this FREE online D.C. driver’s license practice test! This online practice exam is state-specific to D.C. traffic laws, using the most up-to-date information straight from the D.C. DMV. Take this test as many times as you need to feel completely prepared—it’s free and available to you 24/7!

Our traffic law experts designed this practice test to maximize your learning in a minimum amount of time. Why slog through hours of memorizing the driver’s handbook, when you can learn quickly and efficiently through engaging, interactive questions pulled from the exact same material? Instead, you can quiz yourself over 25 multiple-choice questions and answers that mimic the structure of the actual DMV license exam. Each correct answer includes a comprehensive explanation with directions on where to find more information to study further. If you miss any questions, you can review them all when you’re finished and figure out where you need to direct more study time.

Washington, D.C. Driver’s License Practice Test FAQs:

What should I expect on the Washington, D.C. driver’s license test?

The D.C. written knowledge exam includes questions on D.C. vehicle laws and driving regulations that you can find in the driver’s handbook. You’ll have 60 minutes to complete your test. If you fail, you’ll need to wait at least 3 days before you can test again, and you can test up to 6 times within a 1-year period before you’d need to wait a full year before retesting.

Is this D.C. practice test accurate?

Yes! Our free District of Columbia driver’s license practice test is written using the most recent version of the D.C. DMV’s driver’s handbook and the latest traffic statutes in the District. It’s reviewed regularly to make sure that any law updates are reflected on the test.

How do I earn my Washington, D.C. driver’s license?

To earn your D.C. driver’s license, you must be at least 17 years old. All drivers under 21 years old must also first acquire a learner’s permit—available once you’re at least 16 years old—and hold it for at least 6 months while you practice driving, accumulating at least 40 hours of supervised practice hours. Then you can take your road test and earn your provisional license. After holding your provisional license for at least 6 months, you can graduate to a full D.C. driver’s license.

If you’re 21 years old or older, a learner’s permit is optional to obtain your license, but it’s required if you plan to practice driving on D.C. roads in any way. You must be fully prepared to pass both the written knowledge exam and the behind-the-wheel road test.


A person is guilty of what when he drives with a willful disregard for people or property?
  • The crime of reckless driving.
  • The crime of speeding.
  • The crime of vehicular man.
  • The crime of passion.
Arrow panels perform what function?
  • Giving advance warning of needing to move into another lane, at night only.
  • Giving delayed warning of needing to move into another lane.
  • Giving advance warning of needing to move into another lane, during the day only.
  • Giving advance warning of needing to move into another lane, day or night.
Except in an extreme circumstance to avoid a traffic conflict, where is it NOT permissible to stop your vehicle?
  • On any bridge or within a highway tunnel.
  • In a direction that is the exact opposite of traffic flow.
  • Inside an intersection or crosswalk.
  • In front of and blocking any public driveway.
  • All of the answers listed.
How can a driver notify others of what they are going to do?
  • Using hand signals and turn signals.
  • Flashing your headlights.
  • By the position of the vehicle.
  • Using the brake lights.
  • All of the answers listed.
If approaching a railroad crossing that does not have any warning system, what should you do?
  • Proceed normally as if it were any other roadway assuming there is no train in sight.
  • Slow down as you approach, watch and listen for any hint of an oncoming train. If there is one, stop before the tracks.
  • Do not cross the railroad crossing, no matter what. Find another way around. It is illegal for a motor vehicle to cross a railroad crossing: they are for maintenance workers.
  • None of the listed answers.