North Carolina DMV Motorcycle Test

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1. Changing your lane position can
2. When riding long distances, how often should you stop and stretch?
3. If you are riding with a group of motorcycles, is it safe to share a lane?
4. The x-marked rr sign warns that
5. When crossing an obstacle, you should cross it at an angle of at least ____ degrees.
6. Heavy steering may be a symptom of what mechanical problem?
7. It is important to check your mirrors when
8. When riding in a group, riders should ride in a ____ formation, and never side by side.
9. Intersections are especially dangerous to motorcycles because
10. Which of the following is not true?
11. In addition to downshifting when you slow or stop, you should also downshift
12. It is important to use ____ brakes for every stop.
13. Which of the following is not required for a motorcycle passenger?
14. While gripping the handlebars, your arms should be positioned
15. When does alcohol start lowering abilities to ride?
16. A motorcycle has no more than ____ wheels on the ground.
17. What is the maximum BAC level a person under the age of 21 may have and still drive?
18. Most riders are driving slower than ____ mph when a crash happens.
19. When preparing to pass the vehicle in front of you, you can increase your line of sight by
20. You must maintain a space cushion between your motorcycle and other vehicles ahead of you because it gives you
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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.