Washington DMV Motorcycle Test

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1. Over ____ % of motorcycle/car crashes are caused by a driver entering a rider's right-of-way.
2. The best protection from other vehicles is
3. Which of the following is true about starting while on an upward hill?
4. If your motorcycle will take longer to stop, you should
5. When carrying a passenger, instruct them to
6. How can you help balance yourself during motorcycle turns?
7. Your helmet must meet ____ standards.
8. Where should your seat be while operating a motorcycle?
9. When making a normal turn, should the motorcycle rider lean?
10. If your motorcycle starts to wobble, the best way to stop it is to
11. When riding in a group, motorcyclists should ride
12. The best way to discourage other vehicles from trying to share a lane with you is by
13. The best path through a curve
14. What is a 'wobble?'
15. If you are going to use an unfamiliar motorcycle, you must ____ before you start riding.
16. Whether a scooter (or moped) is considered a motorcycle is based on the ____.
17. What is one cause of skidding while turning?
18. After consuming alcohol, you can ensure you will not be driving under the influence if you
19. How many skills are critical to avoiding a crash?
20. Which of the following can affect your ability to ride a motorcycle?
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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.