Washington DMV Motorcycle Test

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1. Which of the following can affect your ability to ride a motorcycle?
2. Which of the following should you not do for a driver on an entrance ramp?
3. Before starting your motorcycle engine, your transmission should be in
4. Find a training course at ____.
5. Motorcycles should share lanes with cars when
6. To help combat the effect of fatigue, you should stop to rest every ____ hours or so.
7. When you cross railroad tracks, you should ride your motorcycle ____ within your lane to cross the tracks.
8. Riding alongside a car can be dangerous because
9. If you brake hard on a straightaway and your rear brake locks
10. When approaching a turn, when should you reduce your speed?
11. Your helmet must meet ____ standards.
12. A ____ second following distance is the minimum space cushion for safe riding.
13. Passengers should keep their feet on the footrests
14. On some roadways, some lanes reserved as 'transit' are used for
15. The best way to cross unavoidable obstacles on the road is to
16. When riding with a passenger, how should you adjust your control of the motorcycle?
17. When conducting the evaluate step of the see procedure, what are you looking for?
18. At minimum, a street-legal motorcycle should have which of the following equipment?
19. The best path through a curve
20. You can initiate a swerve by
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About Motorcycle Permit Practice Tests

To operate a motorcycle in Washington, you must have a motorcycle endorsement on your current license or a motorcycle permit. Endorsements and permits are issued by the Department of Licensing (DOL). You can apply for a motorcycle permit or a 2-wheel or 3-wheel motorcycle endorsement at age 16. A motorcycle permit or endorsement allows you to operate a motorcycle, motorbike, scooter, or moped on public roads.

You can receive a 2-wheel or 3-wheel motorcycle endorsement either by applying for a motorcycle permit or by completing an approved motorcycle safety course. To receive your permit, you must apply, submit the required documentation, hold a valid Washington driver's license, pass the motorcycle knowledge exam, and pay the fees. To receive your motorcycle endorsement, you must submit the required documentation, pass the riding skills exam, and pay the fees. Applicants who are under 18 must also complete an approved rider course. You can also receive the motorcycle endorsement if you successfully complete an approved motorcycle safety course, submit the required documentation, and pay the fees. If you complete a motorcycle safety course, the DOL tests will be waived.

Tests are scheduled through the DOL. The motorcycle knowledge test contains 25 questions about safe riding practices and road rules. 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 a test, you must wait one day to retake it.