North Carolina DMV Driving Test

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


1. You may avoid the risks of alcohol-related crashes by
2. When driving through fog or rain, it is advisable to:
3. Black on orange signs on a highway identify
4. You should use your vehicle's horn when:
5. When driving in the far right lane of a freeway, you:
6. To pass the signs test, you must be able to do what?
7. A driver should be extra alert for motorcyclists, bicycles, and pedestrians because:
8. What is the hand signal for making a left turn?
9. A driver who is taking a non-prescription drug should
10. Rumble strips are intended to alert drowsy or inattentive drivers through vibration and sound that they are
11. You may legally park in front of a driveway:
12. A steady yellow arrow pointing left at an intersection indicates to the driver that
13. This sign is
14. If you see orange construction signs and cones on a freeway, you must:
15. An intersection has a stop sign, crosswalk, but no stop line. you must stop
16. If you are being tailgated, you should:
17. How many inches of fast moving water can sweep a car off the highway during flood conditions?
18. To turn right from a highway with two lanes in your direction, turn from:
19. When in travel lanes on the roadway:
20. When stopped at railroad tracks with no crossing gates, you may cross:
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About Permit Practice Tests

To operate a motorcycle in North Carolina, you must have an endorsement on your current driver's license or a motorcycle learner's permit. Licenses are issued by the Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV). You can apply for a learner's permit at age 16. You can apply for a motorcycle endorsement if you currently have a full provisional, regular, or commercial driver's license. A motorcycle permit or endorsement allows you to operate a motorcycle, motorbike, scooter, or moped on public roads.

To receive a motorcycle learner's permit, you must apply, submit the required documentation, pay the fees, and pass the vision screening, the motorcycle knowledge exam, and the traffic signs test. Minors will also need to successfully complete a motorcycle safety course. To receive a motorcycle endorsement on your license, you must apply, submit your documentation, pay the fees, and pass the vision screening, the knowledge exam, the traffic signs test, and the motorcycle rider skills test.

Tests are scheduled through the DMV. The motorcycle knowledge test contains 25 questions on traffic laws and safe driving practices. You must answer 20 of the questions correctly to pass. The traffic signs test examines your ability to identify signs by shape, color, and meaning. You must score at least 80 percent to pass. The motorcycle rider skills test assesses your ability to handle normal and hazardous traffic situations. If you fail a test, you may have to wait between one and five days to retest.