North Carolina DMV Motorcycle Test

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1. When crossing railroad tracks, you should cross at a 90-degree angle
2. Accelerating in a curve
3. How can you initiate a swerve while riding a motorcycle?
4. It is important to ____ to the other drivers before leaving the road for any reason.
5. When loading saddlebags, it is important to
6. When starting your motorcycle, your right wrist should be positioned
7. Motorcyclists may find it challenging to maintain safe control on surfaces with poor traction such as
8. When it is raining, what is the best lane position for a motorcycle?
9. In addition to reflective clothing, the best colors for being seen are
10. If railroad tracks run parallel to your lane, and you need to cross them, you should
11. A motorcycle can be ridden between lanes of traffic
12. If a dog begins to chase you while you are riding, you should
13. In any collision, you have a far better chance of avoiding serious injury when you wear
14. The best face protection is
15. Riding in the center of the lane position is best for
16. Studies have shown that around ____ of all riders killed in motorcycle accidents had been drinking.
17. When preparing to merge into the middle lane of a three-lane road, what should you check?
18. When parked along the roadside, you should park
19. If you are riding on an interstate highway, your engine should be at least ____ cc.
20. It is important to check your mirrors when
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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.