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. Grabbing the front brake could result in
2. The staggered formation is the best choice when
3. If you have a passenger, which of the following equipment is mandatory?
4. When should you be ready to use your horn?
5. When riding, your clothing should be protective and
6. The best way to discourage another driver from trying to share the lane with you is to
7. A ____-second following distance gives you a minimum amount of space to stop or swerve, if the driver ahead stops suddenly.
8. If the rear wheel locks, you should
9. The tires on your motorcycle should be checked
10. Which is not a proper way to deal with merging traffic that doesn't see your bike?
11. A motorcycle is the right size for you if
12. Which of the following is not an effective step to take to minimize risks while driving?
13. When carrying cargo or a passenger
14. Choose the answer that applies best to carrying passengers.
15. When someone is merging into your lane from an off-ramp, the best strategy is to
16. What color of clothing increases riders' visibility to other drivers?
17. Which of the following should you not do if you are carrying a passenger?
18. Most of your motorcycle's stopping power is provided by
19. A motorcycle can be ridden between lanes of traffic
20. If there is a hazard on the left side of the road, which lane position should you ride in?
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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.