California DMV Motorcycle Test

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1. Which of the following types of vehicles are permitted to use high-occupancy vehicle (hov) lanes?
2. To execute a turn safely a motorcycle rider should always:
3. When preparing to pass a vehicle ahead of you, you should ride in ____ lane position.
4. If you must carry a load it should be:
5. When choosing a lane position, the best position
6. How can you make your brake light more noticeable to others?
7. Usually, ____ lane position should be avoided.
8. It is dangerous to ride beside a line of parked cars because
9. When carrying cargo or a passenger
10. Why is maintaining a space cushion important?
11. In hot weather, what type of clothing should you wear while riding your motorcycle?
12. The greatest chance of a collision with another vehicle is
13. Signal lights should be used
14. If a vehicle enters your path, you should
15. When scanning the road for hazards, how far ahead should you be looking?
16. If your motorcycle was built before 1978, you must remember to
17. When riding in a group, motorcyclists should communicate by
18. Your motorcycle fits you if
19. You are in danger of hitting an object and need to swerve to avoid it. what is the best way to initiate a swerve?
20. When preparing to merge into the middle lane of a three-lane road, what should you check?
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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.