California DMV Motorcycle Test

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1. The best type of clothing to help with visibility when riding a motorcycle is ____ clothing.
2. When parking along the roadside, you should park
3. In motorcycle riding, what does the acronym see stand for?
4. Both brakes on your motorcycle should be used
5. When riding, your clothing should be protective and
6. To give yourself enough time to react to hazards, you should scan the road ____ ahead.
7. As you approach an obstacle, you should
8. When you see a car on an entrance ramp that is about to merge into your lane, you should
9. If you are carrying a lot of cargo, you may need to adjust your
10. If your throttle is stuck and twisting it does not release it, you should
11. When scanning the road for hazards, how far ahead should you be looking?
12. You are in danger of hitting an object and need to swerve to avoid it. what is the best way to initiate the swerve?
13. In which of the following places are motorcycle collisions most frequent?
14. To stop as quickly as possible, you should
15. If your front tire fails while you are riding, you should
16. When parked beside a curb, your motorcycle must
17. The class m1/m2 permit includes the following restrictions
18. If you must carry a load it should be:
19. If you are riding in a group and you need to pass the vehicle in front of you
20. In slow, tight turns:
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About Motorcycle Permit Practice Tests

To operate a motorcycle in California, you must have a Class M license. Licenses are issued through the Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV). The state offers a motorcycle instruction permit and two license levels. An M1 license includes any type of motorcycle, and an M2 license is specifically for motorbikes, mopeds, or scooters. You must be at least 15 ½ to apply for a Class M1 or M2 permit. At age 16, you can apply for an M1 or M2 license if you have held a permit for at least 6 months.

To receive a Class M1 or M2 permit or license, you must submit your documentation, pass the vision screening, pass the driver and motorcycle knowledge tests, complete a Form DL44 application, and pay the fees. Anyone under the age of 21 must also complete the California Highway Patrol California Motorcyclist Safety Program (CHP CMSP) and submit the certification. Applicants who are over 21 are encouraged to take the CHP CMSP course as well, and the motorcycle skills test is waived for those who complete the course.

Tests are scheduled through your local DMV. The written exam contains 25 questions about signaling, crossing, changing lanes and other safe driving practices. You must answer 20 of the questions correctly to pass. The motorcycle skills test examines how well you handle and operate your motorcycle. If you fail a test, you must wait one day to retake it.