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. Passengers should
2. When riding in a group, you must not
3. When following a vehicle, you should leave at least ____ seconds of space between yourself and the vehicle.
4. When riding in traffic, you must not share the same lane with cars or other 4-wheeled vehicles because
5. Which of the following is true about carrying cargo on your motorcycle?
6. Which color(s) of clothing will increase your visibility to other vehicle operators?
7. When passing a large, heavy vehicle, it is important to avoid
8. When is it most important to check your mirrors?
9. When riding with a passenger you should ride ____ around curves.
10. Your passenger should
11. For stopping or slowing down, the most effective method is to use
12. To help stabilize your motorcycle in a turn, you should
13. Why are curves a common place for motorcycle crashes?
14. When riding through a turn, your lane position should
15. When riding in a group, group members should communicate by
16. Because a motorcycle brake light is not as visible as the brake light on a car, you should
17. How can you increase your chances of being seen?
18. Before pulling off the road, you should check
19. When evaluating potential hazards, you should be thinking about
20. When you are being passed by another vehicle, which hazards must you watch for?
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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.