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. A red light with a green arrow means
2. What does a flashing yellow light mean
3. When you see a solid center line on your side of the road, you must
4. If an emergency vehicle with red flashing lights or using a siren is moving in your lane, you are required to
5. Bicyclists who have their own lane are ____.
6. Unless posted , a u-turn cannot be made in a
7. A yellow and black rr sign indicates that you are approaching a
8. Which of the following must not be done when brakes fail while driving?
9. On some roadways, some lanes reserved as 'transit' are used for
10. Your blind spot is the area of the road:
11. Before pulling out from a right-side parallel parking space, you must
12. Which of the following statements regarding cell phone usage while driving is not true?
13. Driving under the influence of any drug that makes you drive unsafely is permitted:
14. Before turning left, the right-of-way should be given to oncoming cars:
15. When in travel lanes on the roadway:
16. What can you do to avoid the need to make emergency (or 'panic') stops while driving in traffic?
17. A driver may pass on the right of another vehicle in which of these situations?
18. Within ____ prior to the registration expiration, all vehicles must pass a safety and emissions inspection.
19. Which of the following skills are observed and graded during the on-road portion of your driver's license examination?
20. Before backing up, you should:
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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.