District of Columbia DMV Motorcycle Test

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1. Which of the following roads are the most hazardous for a motorcycle to ride on?
2. When you wish to carry cargo in saddlebags, you should
3. You are considered intoxicated if you have a blood alcohol concentration (bac) of ____ or higher.
4. Compared with cars, motorcycles usually need
5. In which of the following places are motorcycle collisions most frequent?
6. When you ride at night, which of the following does not increase your safety?
7. What does choosing the best lane position mean?
8. Increase your safety at night by
9. To help keep the motorcycle steady through a turn, you should
10. Adjust your side mirrors so that you will be able to see
11. When riding in traffic, you must not share the same lane with cars or other 4-wheeled vehicles because
12. When riding through an area of potential hazards, what should you do?
13. When carrying a load, you should
14. Where are the clutch lever and brake lever on a motorcycle?
15. In a lane of traffic, how many lane positions are available to you?
16. To keep cars from trying to share your lane, what should you do?
17. In locations where there is oil and grease buildup, the best lane position is
18. Choose the answer that applies best to carrying passengers.
19. What is the correct hand signal for a left turn?
20. What is the most efficient way to know what is going on behind you?
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About Motorcycle Permit Practice Tests

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.