We know what you want! A free learners permit study guide with real permit test answers, and this is exactly what you get with the official DMV booklet! The 2020 Washington DC drivers manual was developed by the state to help first time drivers license applicants learn everything they will be tested on at the DMV: rules of the road, road signs and safe driving tactics! There is a reason why many choose to refer to the drivers manual as to the "DMV permit book" - the entire knowledge test is based on the information you can find in the manual! Download your copy of the drivers handbook now and read on to find out what chapters of the book are truly important for the written test!
Now that you have a copy of the drivers manual, let's see how you can save yourself some valuable time by not spending it on studying things that will not be on the test. One of the biggest issues with DMV manuals across the country (and the DC learners permit test study guide is not an exception to this rule) is the fact that the DMV often treats the book as a "one size fits all" solution and crams it full of answers to all possible driving-related questions. Most of this information is of little use to first time learner's permit applicants who are just studying for the DMV written test. For instance, there is no point in reading up on cheap car insurance in DC if you don't even have a car or a drivers license yet. Same goes for DUI lawyers and offenses - the only thing you need to know about the DUI at this stage is that you should not have one. Registering a new vehicle, transferring a drivers license from a different state, obtaining a liquor license - all this information needs to be transferred to the DMV website and the DMV drivers manual should be kept strictly as a permit test study guide.
Keeping this in mind, those who are just studying for the learners permit test can skip the first 15 pages of the DC drivers manual and start with the Chapter titled "Important things to know". This chapter discusses a variety of subjects, such as being stopped by a police officer, the point system, change of address. While these things may seem unimportant to you now, you must keep in mind that they will be on the permit test and so you should at least glance through them. Don't worry, though, it will get more exciting as you move on to traffic rules, sharing the road with others, driving maneuvers and other fun things (well, they are fun compared to the point system, aren't they?). The DC DMV driving manual ends with a list of road signs you need to learn for the knowledge exam, those can be easily printed out so you don't have to study them off the screen.
There is one thing the Washington DC drivers manual is missing and that is a good DMV practice test to help you understand what the real test is like and how well you are prepared for the exam. Technically, there is a learners permit practice test in the book - but this test has only three questions and that is hardly enough, considering that the real exam uses a database a few hundred questions strong. Don't worry, though, as we have plenty of sample learners permit tests for you to work on! If you don't have much prior exposure to practice quizzes, start with the very first DC DMV practice test for beginners and work your way up through the chain of exams all the way to the permit test Simulator, an exam that is built just like the real test! You can also cross reference all questions with the official 2020 DC drivers manual, this will help you learn faster and ensure that you don't miss anything.
Enjoy reading the drivers handbook and good luck at the DMV!