District of Columbia DMV Motorcycle Test

Pass the District of Columbia Motorcycle Permit test the first time with FREE District of Columbia DMV Practice Tests. Study real motorcycle permit questions from the DMV handbook!.


1. Because riding a motorcycle is more tiring than driving a car, you should
2. When parking against a curb, you should park at a ____ angle.
3. In slow turns, how can you help balance the motorcycle?
4. How will carrying a passenger affect your motorcycle?
5. When riding on the road, you should create more space and minimize harm from hazards by
6. In which of the following situations is it important to change your lane position?
7. When preparing to slow down, you should check
8. If you need to brake and swerve, you should
9. Motorcycles are permitted to operate ____ abreast in a single lane.
10. What does choosing the best lane position mean?
11. Which of the following provide(s) the best traction for motorcycles?
12. You should roll on the throttle in which of the following situations?
13. It is important to maintain a space cushion behind the vehicle in front of you
14. When you park, which wheel(s) should be touching the curb?
15. Convex side mirrors on motorcycles make cars seem
16. A passenger should
17. When driving beside a line of parked cars, why is it important to ride in the left lane position?
18. Most of your motorcycle's stopping power is provided by
19. After consuming alcohol, you can ensure you will not be driving under the influence if you
20. When a passenger is riding with you, they should
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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.