North Carolina DMV Motorcycle Test

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1. You shift gears by engaging the clutch lever and using the
2. When passing another vehicle
3. Which of the following is required in order to have a passenger on your motorcycle?
4. Which brake is most powerful?
5. If your front tire fails while riding, you should ease off the throttle and
6. Which of the following is a way to reduce your reaction time?
7. If the rear tire goes flat while riding
8. If you are approaching a turn and you need to shift gears, you should change gears
9. After consuming alcohol, you can ensure you will not be riding under the influence if
10. It is important to keep at least a ____ second following distance from the vehicle in front of you.
11. When riding behind a car, which lane position will keep you the most visible to the driver?
12. Alcohol can enter the bloodstream within ____ of consumption.
13. It is important to ____ to the other drivers before leaving the road for any reason.
14. If you are riding in a group and you need to pass the vehicle in front of you
15. Which of the following should you do if you are struck by a flying object?
16. Skilled riders must do which of the following while riding?
17. While riding your motorcycle, you approach a crosswalk that a pedestrian has just entered. what should you do?
18. When starting on an uphill slope, you should first use ____ brake to hold the motorcycle while starting the engine and shifting into first gear.
19. Which of the following is important for riding safely on slippery surfaces?
20. Most riders are driving slower than ____ mph when a crash happens.

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About Motorcycle Permit Practice Tests

To operate a motorcycle in North Carolina, you must have an endorsement on your current driver's license or a motorcycle learner's permit. Licenses are issued by the Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV). You can apply for a learner's permit at age 16. You can apply for a motorcycle endorsement if you currently have a full provisional, regular, or commercial driver's license. A motorcycle permit or endorsement allows you to operate a motorcycle, motorbike, scooter, or moped on public roads.

To receive a motorcycle learner's permit, you must apply, submit the required documentation, pay the fees, and pass the vision screening, the motorcycle knowledge exam, and the traffic signs test. Minors will also need to successfully complete a motorcycle safety course. To receive a motorcycle endorsement on your license, you must apply, submit your documentation, pay the fees, and pass the vision screening, the knowledge exam, the traffic signs test, and the motorcycle rider skills test.

Tests are scheduled through the DMV. The motorcycle knowledge test contains 25 questions on traffic laws and safe driving practices. You must answer 20 of the questions correctly to pass. The traffic signs test examines your ability to identify signs by shape, color, and meaning. You must score at least 80 percent to pass. The motorcycle rider skills test assesses your ability to handle normal and hazardous traffic situations. If you fail a test, you may have to wait between one and five days to retest.