District of Columbia DMV Motorcycle Test

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1. When making a routine stop at a stop sign, you should
2. How will carrying a passenger affect your motorcycle?
3. If you are carrying a lot of cargo, you may need to adjust your
4. You should roll on the throttle in which of the following situations?
5. When you park, which wheel(s) should be touching the curb?
6. When stopped at a stop sign, the motorcycle should
7. If your throttle is stuck and twisting it does not release it, you should
8. If either of your motorcycle tires goes flat while riding, you should
9. You shift gears by engaging the clutch lever and using the
10. You should not ride your motorcycle alongside a car because
11. Ride more safely at night by
12. As a motorcycle rider, how many positions do you have available in a single traffic lane?
13. In a turn, maintaining or increasing your speed
14. Because cars merging onto the highway may not see you, you should
15. When making a normal turn, should the motorcycle rider lean?
16. If you are riding in a staggered formation, when you should switch to riding in pairs?
17. If you think your throttle is sticking, you should immediately
18. Which of the following increases safety when riding at night?
19. How can you use your clothing to help prevent collisions?
20. It may be important to change your lane position if you are
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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.