Illinois DMV Motorcycle Test

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1. Which of the following is acceptable to wear on a motorcycle as protective clothing?
2. When passing a row of parked cars, you must be alert because of
3. What is the best way to deal with tailgaters?
4. Motorcycles require ____ lane width to operate safely.
5. If there are hazards on your left, what lane position should you ride in?
6. When sitting properly on a motorcycle, your arms are used mostly for
7. It may be important to change your lane position if you are
8. Weaving when riding over a metal grating
9. Motorcycles should share lanes with cars when
10. When riding in a group, motorcyclists should ride
11. If you think your throttle is sticking, you should immediately
12. The best way to protect your eyes is with
13. If the rear wheel locks, you should
14. When starting off on your motorcycle, you should start with your right wrist
15. Before each ride, you should adjust
16. Your body can be affected by alcohol after as little as ____ drink(s).
17. The motorcycle and rider should lean at the same angle when in
18. For an adequate space cushion, maintain a following distance of at least ____ seconds
19. Most motorcycle crashes occur
20. Which of the following surfaces provides poor traction for motorcycles?
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About Motorcycle Permit Practice Tests

To operate a motorcycle in Illinois, you must have a valid Class M or Class L license. You can receive a license from a Secretary of State (SOS) facility. A Class L license permits you to drive motorcycles, motorbikes, mopeds, and scooters that are 150cc or less. A Class M license allows to you operate any type of motorcycle. Minors can apply for a 24-month motorcycle instruction permit to operate motorbikes that are 150cc or less. If you are 18 or older, you may apply for a 12-month instruction permit for any type of motorcycle.

To receive a motorcycle instruction permit, you must apply, submit your documentation, pass the motorcycle knowledge test, and pay the fees. Minors must also successfully complete a driver's education course. To receive a Class L or M license, you must apply, submit your documentation, pass the motorcycle skills test, and pay the fees. Additionally, anyone under the age of 18 must complete an approved motorcycle training course. Applicants who are over the age of 18 may complete the state's Motorcycle Rider Education Course in lieu of the written and driving exams.

The written exam can be taken at your local SOS office. The test contains 25 questions about how to safely operate a motorcycle. You must answer 20 questions correctly to pass. The motorcycle skills test assesses your on-cycle abilities. If you fail either test, you must wait seven days to retest.