District of Columbia DMV Motorcycle Test

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1. To give yourself enough time to react to hazards, you should scan the road ____ ahead.
2. What does the right foot pedal control?
3. For stopping or slowing down, the most effective method is to use
4. A ____ following distance is the minimum space cushion for safe riding.
5. When parking against a curb, you should park at a ____ angle.
6. In which of these situations is a car driver most likely to try to share your lane?
7. It is safest to approach unavoidable obstacles at a ____ angle.
8. Motorcycles usually need
9. While riding your motorcycle, you approach a crosswalk that a pedestrian has just entered. what should you do?
10. Before making an emergency stop on the side of the road, you should
11. ____ can cause your motorcycle to wobble.
12. When looking where you want to turn, you should
13. When pulling over to the side of the road, you should check
14. When following a vehicle, you should leave at least ____ seconds of space between yourself and the vehicle.
15. When stopped at a stop sign, the motorcycle should
16. Choose the answer that applies best to carrying passengers.
17. While gripping the handlebars, your arms should be positioned
18. At minimum, a street-legal motorcycle should have which of the following equipment?
19. Slippery surfaces can be even more dangerous if you are
20. In which of the following situations is it important to change your lane position?
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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.