Maryland DMV Motorcycle Test

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


1. If you are riding over an obstacle on the road, the best way to absorb shock is to
2. What are two ways to avoid obstacles in your path?
3. An approved helmet can save a motorcycle rider from ____ in most collision situations.
4. You should make a special point of checking your mirrors ____.
5. Who can share a lane with motorcycles?
6. Which of the following is most likely to occur when your chain slips while you are riding?
7. In maryland, you are required to wear a helmet if you are
8. When riding through a turn, you should turn
9. When making turns on the road, a motorcycle rider must ____ before entering a turn.
10. On a highway, you see other vehicles about to merge into your lane from an entrance ramp. what should you do?
11. To avoid lurching while downshifting, what should you do?
12. When you ride in a group
13. Rising off the seat slightly
14. There are ____ primary types of dot approved helmets.
15. You can maintain an adequate space cushion by
16. When preparing to merge into the middle lane of a three-lane road, what should you check?
17. What is one thing you do not need to do when riding with a passenger?
18. Where should you keep your knees when driving?
19. How does carrying a passenger change your motorcycle?
20. What percentage of riders killed in motorcycle crashes had been drinking alcohol prior to riding?
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About Motorcycle Permit Practice Tests

To operate a motorcycle in Maryland, you must have a Class M license or a motorcycle endorsement on your driver's license. Licenses are issued by the Motor Vehicle Administration (MVA). At age 15 years and nine months, you can apply for a motorcycle learner's permit. At age 16 ½, you can apply for a Class M license or endorsement. A motorcycle permit or license allows you to operate a motorcycle, motorbike, scooter, or moped on public roads.

To receive a motorcycle learner's permit, you must apply, submit your documentation, pass the vision screening and the motorcycle knowledge exam, and pay the fees. If you are a new driver under the age of 18, you must complete a driver's education course. New drivers, regardless of age, must also pass the Class C Maryland knowledge exam. To receive a Class M license or motorcycle endorsement on your driver's license, you must apply, submit your documentation, pass the driving test, and pay the fees. Applicants under the age of 18 must also complete a motorcycle driver safety course. The knowledge and driving tests are waived for drivers over the age of 18 who complete the course.

The tests are taken at your local MVA. The motorcycle knowledge exam contains 25 questions on motorcycle safety and driving skills. You must answer 22 of the questions correctly to pass. The motorcycle skills exam is a demonstration of the skills needed to operate a motorcycle. If you fail a test, you must wait one day to retake it.