District of Columbia DMV Motorcycle Test

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1. Maximum straight-line braking is achieved by
2. You should rise off your seat slightly
3. To help absorb the shock of riding over large obstacles, you should
4. The brake hydraulic fluid and coolant levels should be checked
5. What is the proper way to swerve?
6. You must not ____ when riding downhill.
7. When should you pull the engine kill switch?
8. The positions within a lane that are available to a motorcycle are
9. Tinted eye protection
10. When you are about to stop, you should flash your brake light if you are
11. To lessen your chances of a crash, you should scan your path of travel ____ ahead.
12. The best protection against flying objects while you are riding is
13. Which lane position will make you most visible to the driver of the vehicle ahead of you?
14. Adjust your side mirrors so that you will be able to see
15. When riding your motorcycle, your feet should be positioned
16. Which of the following surfaces provide poor traction for motorcycles?
17. Which type of group formation should be used when riding on curves?
18. The staggered formation is the best choice when you are
19. Increase your safety at night by
20. If your motorcycle was built before 1978, you must remember to
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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.