North Carolina DMV Motorcycle Test

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1. A person over the age of ____ can operate a motorcycle without a helmet.
2. It is important to ____ to the other drivers before leaving the road for any reason.
3. When is it important to use your side mirrors?
4. It is important that motorcycles have ____ equipped for passengers riding on board.
5. Some form of injuries occur in over ____ of motorcycle crashes that involve either alcohol or drugs.
6. You can be charged with riding under the influence of alcohol if
7. When riding long distances, how often should you stop and stretch?
8. It is important to use ____ brakes for every stop.
9. Grabbing the front brake could result in
10. If you are riding on an interstate highway, your engine should be at least ____ cc.
11. If your front tire fails while riding, you should ease off the throttle and
12. When carrying a load, you should
13. Most accidents occur with riders travelling under ____ miles per hour.
14. If you suspect the driver ahead of you does not know you are behind his or her vehicle, you should
15. Before changing lanes on a multi-lane road, you should check
16. When preparing to pass the vehicle in front of you, you can increase your line of sight by
17. For beginner riders, a ____ motorcycle is usually better for riding.
18. In addition to reflective clothing, the best colors for being seen are
19. Where is the engine cut-off switch located?
20. What is the maximum BAC level a person under the age of 21 may have and still drive?
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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.