South Carolina DMV Motorcycle Test

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


1. What type of clothing is best for daytime riding?
2. When encountering a curve or turn in a large truck or recreational vehicle, which of the following factors must an operator take special care to be aware of and consider?
3. If you experience a weaving feeling while riding over metal grating, what should you do?
4. As a general rule, which handlebar position is recommended for average driving?
5. Which of the following is not an effect of alcohol?
6. In which of the following situations should you increase your following distance?
7. In slow turns, how can you help balance the motorcycle?
8. When can a motorcycle park in a disabled parking spot?
9. A lighted red arrow means
10. To turn your motorcycle, you should press on the handgrip in the direction of the turn and
11. While riding your motorcycle in high-risk areas, you must cover ____ to reduce the time you need to react.
12. When can you operate a motorcycle between lanes of traffic?
13. What do the regulations of mopeds govern?
14. Which brake provides the most stopping power?
15. To handle slippery surfaces, you need to
16. Which of the following is true concerning driving too slowly?
17. Children who weigh less than how many lbs must be secured in a rear-facing child safety seat?
18. The tires on your motorcycle should be checked
19. What does the right foot pedal control?
20. Which of the following is required in order to have a passenger on your motorcycle?
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About Motorcycle Permit Practice Tests

To operate a motorcycle in South Carolina, you must have a motorcycle beginner's permit or a Class M license. Licenses are issued by the state's Department of Motor Vehicles (SCDMV). You can apply for a motorcycle beginner's permit at age 15 and a Class M license after holding a permit for 180 days. A motorcycle permit or license allows you to operate a motorcycle, motorbike, scooter, or moped on public roads.

To receive a motorcycle beginner's permit, you must apply, submit the required documentation, pass the vision screening and the motorcycle knowledge exam, and pay the fees. You must hold a permit for 180 days before you can receive a Class M license. Applicants who are 15 or 16 years old will also need to successfully complete a driver's education course. To receive a Class M license, you must apply, submit your documentation, pass the motorcycle rider skills test, and pay the fees.

Tests are scheduled through the SCDMV. The motorcycle knowledge test contains 25 questions about road rules and safe riding. You must answer 20 of the questions correctly to pass. The motorcycle rider skills test assesses your ability to operate your motorcycle safely. If you fail, you may have to wait two weeks before you can retest.