Iowa DMV Driving Test

Pass the Iowa Permit Test the first time with our FREE Iowa Practice Tests. Study real driving permit test questions from the DMV handbook!.

1. Before backing up, you should:
2. When you drive through a construction zone, you should:
3. What can you do to avoid the need to make emergency (or 'panic') stops while driving in traffic?
4. If you have had several beers before driving, the effects of alcohol will be reduced only by:
5. The safest place for children 12 and under to ride in a vehicle equipped with air bags is:
6. When you want to overtake and pass another vehicle you should
7. Orange is the basic color of signs used in construction work zones to alert drivers.
8. If you see red reflectors facing you in the pavement edge line, this means you are:
9. What civil penalty for victim reparation must you pay when convicted of operating while intoxicated?
10. There are two traffic lanes in your direction. you are driving in the left lane and many vehicles are passing you on the right. if the driver behind you wishes to drive faster, you should:
11. When is it legal for you to read a text message while driving?
12. Which of the following statements is not true in/near school zones?
13. Which of the below are common factors contributing to traffic crashes?
14. At an intersection with a stop sign, you should stop and:
15. You are driving on a two-way street and want to turn left at the corner. give the right-of-way to:
16. A flashing red traffic signal at an intersection has the same requirements as which of the following?
17. To avoid hydroplaning, you should:
18. The correct way to use a freeway exit ramp is:
19. You are going to make a left turn from a dedicated left-turn lane when a yellow arrow appears for your lane. you should:
20. Worn or bald tires
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To operate a motorcycle in Iowa, you must have a Class M license or a motorcycle endorsement on your driver's license. Licenses are issued by the Motor Vehicle Division (MVD). At age 14, you can apply for a motorcycle instruction permit or moped-only license. At age 16, you can apply for a motorcycle endorsement or Class M license. A motorcycle permit or license allows you to operate a motorcycle, motorbike, scooter, or moped on public roads.

To receive a motorcycle instruction permit, or moped-only license, you must apply, submit your documentation, pass the vision screening and motorcycle knowledge exam, and pay the fees. The moped-only license also requires that you pass the operator knowledge test, if you do not already have an instruction permit or license, and complete a moped education course. A driving test may also be required. To receive a Class M license, you must apply, submit your documentation, pay the fees, and pass the vision screening, motorcycle knowledge test, operator knowledge test, and the motorcycle skills test. To receive a motorcycle endorsement on your current license, you must pass the vision screening, motorcycle knowledge test, and motorcycle skills test.

Tests are scheduled through the MVD. The motorcycle knowledge test contains 25 questions covering road rules and safe riding practices. 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 business day to retake it.