New Mexico DMV Motorcycle Test

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1. You are in danger of hitting an object and need to swerve to avoid it. what is the best way to initiate a swerve?
2. When slowing down when others may not expect it, you should
3. When should you take your feet off the footpegs and skim them on the surface of the road?
4. You can help stabilize your motorcycle during a turn by
5. When starting a motorcycle facing uphill, you should change to ____ to hold the cycle while operating the throttle with the right hand.
6. Rules of riding in a group include the following:
7. When should your motorcycle side mirrors be adjusted?
8. Why are curves a common place for motorcycle crashes?
9. When traveling behind a car, a motorcycle rider must ride ____ where a driver is most likely to see him/her.
10. What should you do in the event of brake failure?
11. What is the most important thing you can do in case of a collision?
12. If you are under 21, what blood alcohol level will get you arrested?
13. If your front tire fails while riding, you should ease off the throttle and
14. Help other vehicles notice that you are slowing down by
15. Before each ride, you should adjust
16. When should you use both front and rear brakes to stop?
17. Because riding a motorcycle is more tiring than driving a car, you should
18. What should you do if you get in an accident with a parked vehicle, and cannot find the owner?
19. What should you do at an accident scene if involved in the accident?
20. When merging into traffic, at what speed should you try to maintain your vehicle?
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About Motorcycle Permit Practice Tests

To operate a motorcycle in New Mexico, you must have a motorcycle license or a motorcycle endorsement on your driver's license. Licenses are issued by the Motor Vehicles Division (MVD). There are three different levels of licenses depending on your age: Class M 13+, Class M 15+, and a Class M 18+ license. A motorcycle license or endorsement allows you to operate a motorcycle, motorbike, scooter, or moped on public roads. A Class M 13+ license is only valid for motorcycles that are under 100cc.

To receive a Class M 13+ or Class M 15+ license, you must complete a motorcycle safety course, submit an application, the required documentation, and pay the fees. The tests are waived if you successfully complete the required coursework. To receive a Class M 18+ license, you must apply, submit the documentation, pay the fees, and pass the motorcycle written and road tests. If you complete a motorcycle safety course, the required tests will be waived.

Tests are scheduled through the MVD. The written motorcycle test contains 25 questions on safe riding practices and road rules. You must answer 20 of the questions correctly to pass. The motorcycle road test assesses your ability to operate your motorcycle safely. If you fail a test, you must wait a week to retest.