District of Columbia DMV Driving Test

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1. What effect does drinking alcohol and taking a prescription drug or over the counter medicine have
2. You may legally park in front of a driveway:
3. Yellow pavement markings on the road indicate
4. Your ____ keeps your head and chest from striking the dashboard or windshield in a collision.
5. Which of these statements is true about drugs and driving is true
6. What does this octagonal (eight-sided) sign indicate?
7. What is the basic speed law?
8. Which of the following should you do as you prepare to make a turn?
9. If you are being tailgated, you should:
10. What should you do if a tire blows out while you are driving?
11. A rectangular-shaped sign is:
12. Which of the following should you do before every trip to ensure your safety?
13. When driving on a slippery surface such as snow or ice:
14. A steady green light at an intersection means that you:
15. Collisions can happen more often when:
16. Which of these statements is true about large trucks:
17. If you miss your exit from an interstate expressway:
18. A smart driver sizes up the situation, and decides to take the action involving ____.
19. Which of the following must you obey over the other three
20. If a traffic light is broken or not functioning you should:
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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.