STUDY QUESTIONS FOR THE WASHINGTON DRIVERíS GUIDE
NAME ______________________________ (Revised to the new Washington Driver Guide on 04/14/04)
DATE _________________ Lesson #13
Directions: On the line beside each number, write the page number of the Washington Driver Guide on which you found the source for your answer. Then write the answer including an explanation or list in the space below each question. It is suggested that you underline or highlight each answer in the Washington Driver Guide to use while studying prior to taking your exam to get your license. NP = no page reference._____ 1. A driverís license is a privilege, not a right. Is this correct?
_____ 2. When is it unlawful to permit another person to drive your vehicle?
_____ 3. How old do you have to be to obtain a driverís license?
_NP_ 4. Where are you required to carry your driverís license or permit?
_____ 5. a.) May a person learn to drive on public roadways without a driverís license or permit?
b.) May a person learn to drive on their private property without a driversí license or permit?
_____ 6. Does your driverís license allow you to drive a motorcycle?
_____ 7. What are the conditions that a beginning driver may learn to drive
on public streets or highways prior
_____ 8. Is it legal for a minor to drive without a license when he/she is accompanied by a parent or guardian?
_____ 9. Under what conditions can the Director of Licensing refuse to issue a driverís license?
_____10. May a person with impaired hearing or eyesight be permitted to drive?
_____11. Is it legal to loan a driverís license to someone else?
_____12. What is the most fundamental rule of driving on a two-lane, two-way road?
_____13. When does a slow-moving vehicle have to let traffic pass?
_____14. Is it against the law to drive at very low speeds?
_____15. What is the requirement about what lanes to use on a multiple-lane highway?
_____16. When driving on a road where the speed limit is posted at 55 MPH and
your wish to
drive 35 MPH, what should you do? Diagram #1:
_____17. Is driver A required or advised to travel at 35 MPH in diagram #1?
_____18. When is it legal for you to exceed the speed limit?
_____19. Under what conditions can you pass a vehicle on the right?
NP 20. a) Define driving beyond conditions.
b) When may a driver be charged with reckless driving?
_____21. What lane is used for passing?
_____22. List five situations when you should not pass.
_____23. How far behind should you remain when following another vehicle?
_____24. a) What is the correct hand signal for a left turn?
b) What is the correct hand signal for a right turn?
c) What is the correct hand signal for stopping or decreasing speed?
_____25. Can you legally exceed the speed limit when you are driving an injured person to the hospital?
_____26. Which lane of traffic should you use when planning to make a right turn?
NP 27. You arrive at a stop sign and intend to make a right hand turn.
Your vehicle is in the inside lane and
there are other cars in the outside line. What should you do?
_____28. When you are approaching an intersection and you intend to turn
left, do you have the right-of-way
over on-coming vehicles?
_____29. You arrive at red light and intend to turn right. What should you do?
_____30. When you are making a left turn onto a multiple lane street, you
should make your
turn into which lane?
Diagram #2: Diagram #3: Diagram #4: Diagram #5:
_____31. Is car A required to wait until car B passes in diagram #2?
_____32. a) Who must yield in diagram #3?
b) What is the rule of the road which defines who must yield in this situation?
_____33. Who must yield the right of way in diagram #4?
_____34. a) In diagram #5, can car A make a left turn without waiting for the light to turn green?
b) What is the rule of the road that defines whether car A can do this or not?
_____35. A car is coming from your right at an uncontrolled intersection. Who must yield the right-of-way?
_____36. If you hear a siren, what should you do?
_____37. When turning left from a one-way street, what lane must you turn from?
_____38. What can happen to you if you drive over a fire hose at a fire?
_____39. a) What should you do at an uncontrolled intersection if a vehicle is coming from your left at a
b) Should you assume, if you are the vehicle on the right, that you have the right-of-way when you
arrive at an uncontrolled intersection at the same time as a vehicle on your left?
_____40. What should you do when you are backing up from a driveway onto the street?
_____41. What is the proper procedure to follow when you are planning to make a right turn?
_____42. Where do pedestrians (persons walking) have the right-of-way over vehicles?
_____43. Is it necessary to stop before driving out of an alley ort private driveway?
_____44. Must you yield to all other traffic when entering from a parked position?
_____45. Do you have to yield to pedestrians on a right turn when you have a green light?
_____46. When you approach a marked crosswalk in which a pedestrian is walking, who has the right-of-way?
Diagram #6: Diagram #7: Diagram #8: Diagram #9
_____47. If you were the driver of car A in diagram #6, what would you be required to do?
_____48. If you were the driver of car A in diagram #7, what would you be required to do?
_____49. a) In diagram #8, is vehicle A required to stop?
b) What is the rule of the road that defines whether you are required to stop in this situation?
_____50. a) In diagram #9, is vehicle A required to stop?
b) What is the rule of the road that defines whether you are required to stop in this situation?
_____51. What is the meaning of a flashing red light?
_____52. What should you do when you see a pedestrian with a white cane?
_____53. What does a steady yellow light mean?
_____54. What is the meaning of a flashing yellow light?
_____55. What is the meaning of a solid yellow line in your lane just to the right of the centerline?
_____56. What does a red "X" mean when driving on a road with reversible lanes?
_____57. What are the different meanings of white and yellow pavement markings?
_____58. a) Who must yield in diagram #10?
b) What is the rule of the road that defines who must yield in this situation?
_____59. a) Who must yield in diagram #11?b) What is the rule of the road that defines who must yield in this situation?
_____60. What type of traffic sign is an eight-sided traffic sign?
_____61. When approaching an intersection posted with a yield-right-of-way sign, what should you do?
_____62. Several cars ahead of you have stopped for a stop sign. What is the proper procedure to follow?
_____63. Driving over a mountain pass, you observe that signs have been posted requiring chains.
What should you do? Or?
_____64. What shape and color are regulatory signs?
_____65. What shape and color is a handicapped parking sign?
_____66. What is the meaning of a pennant-shaped sign?
_____67. What color and shape are pavement-width transition signs?
_____68. What type of traffic sign is a diamond-shaped sign?
_____69. What is the usual shape and color of construction and maintenance signs?
_____70. When entering the freeway by way of an on-ramp, should you slow or stop?
_____71. Driving on a freeway, you observe a "merging traffic" sign ahead. What should you do?
_____72. According to the law, when must you have your headlights on?
_____73. Can you make a U-turn on the freeway?
_____74. When may you park on a freeway?
_____75. Is it legal to back up on a freeway if you miss your exit?
_____76. Why should you decrease your speed when driving at night?
_____77. Why is driving at night more dangerous than driving during daylight?
_____78. When you become sleepy of drowsy while driving, what should you do?
_____79. Driving on a freeway or highway, when may you turn across the median?
_____80. An average person driving a vehicle at 50 MPH will travel how many feet until the brakes can be
applied once he/she has identified a need to stop quickly?
_____81. What kind of marker is required on farm equipment traveling less that 25 MPH?
_____82. Under what conditions must you stop for a school bus?
_____83. When is it not necessary to stop for a school bus when loading or unloading passengers?
_____84. Under each of the following school bus situations check whether the driver of car A must stop?
Situation a: ___yes ___no Situation b: ___yes ___no Situation c: __yes ___no
Situation d: ___yes ___no Situation e: ___ yes ___ no Situation f: ___yes ___no
Explain your answer for each of situations a-e on the previous page:
_____85. Which way should you turn your wheels in a skid?
_____86. Which way do you turn your wheels when parking on a downhill grade?
_____87. a) How should you leave your vehicle when leaving it parked on an incline (upgrade) with a curb?
b) Without a curb?
_____88. Is it legal to park your car on the sidewalk or parking strip?
_____89. Where is it illegal to hitchhike?
_____90. Is it lawful to leave anyone alone in a parked vehicle with the motor running?
_____91. What distance must you park from a railroad crossing?
NP 92. Are muffler cut-outs, by-passes, or similar devices illegal? Why?
_____93. What brakes are required on all vehicles?
_____94. How many people may occupy the front seat of a motor vehicle?
NP 95. The law specifically requires certain equipment on a vehicle that
is operated on a public highway.
Name 10 items that are required.
1. __________________ 2. __________________ 3. __________________
4. __________________ 5. __________________ 6. __________________
7. __________________ 8. __________________ 9. __________________
_____96. Is it necessary to have a light on a bicycle when ridden after dark? Why?
_____97. Can your driverís license be suspended or revoked for drunken driving?
NP __98. What equipment is needed on a trailer in Washington?
_____99. What does the "Implied Consent" law mean?
_____100. When may the Director of the Department of Licensing suspend an operatorís driverís license?
_____101. Under what three conditions are you required to report an accident
in the State of Washington?
_____102. Can you lose your driverís license for not being able to file
evidence of financial responsibility
_____103. How long do you have to file an accident report after an accident
involving property damage of
more that $700 or where someone is injured or killed?
_____104. You hit and damage a parked unoccupied car. The damage is slight. What are you required to do?
_____105. Do license tabs have to be displayed on both the front and back license plates? Explain.
_____106. Unless otherwise posted, what are the speed limits in/on the following zones/roads:
School Zones __________ In cities or towns ________
County Roads __________ State Highways _________
_____107. There are many areas where you cannot park. List 10.
1. ________________________________________ 6. ___________________________________
2. ________________________________________ 7. ___________________________________
3. ________________________________________ 8. ___________________________________
4. ________________________________________ 9. ___________________________________
5. ________________________________________ 10. ___________________________________