North Carolina DMV Motorcycle Test

Pass the North Carolina Motorcycle Permit test the first time with FREE North Carolina DMV Practice Tests. Study real motorcycle permit questions from the DMV handbook!.

1. The best way to protect your eyes is with
2. How is maximum straight line braking achieved?
3. You can initiate a swerve by
4. When parked along the roadside, you should park
5. The greatest chance of a collision with another vehicle is
6. You shift gears by engaging the clutch lever and using the
7. Because cars merging onto the highway may not see you, you should
8. A person over the age of ____ can operate a motorcycle without a helmet.
9. In a single lane of traffic, there are ____ lane positions for a motorcycle.
10. If you need to get off of the roadway, which of the following should you do?
11. How can you make your brake light more noticeable to others?
12. When is the center of the lane position the best choice?
13. If a vehicle enters your path, you should
14. When slowing down when others may not expect it, you should
15. A surface that provides little traction for a motorcycle
16. In addition to downshifting when you slow or stop, you should also downshift
17. Which of the following is important for riding safely on slippery surfaces?
18. Motorcycle passengers should
19. When it comes to tinted eye protection, it
20. Which of the following is true about starting while on an upward hill?

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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.