North Carolina DMV Driving Test

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1. When passing in rural areas, drivers must pay more attention to
2. When driving on a one-way street with 3 or more lanes of traffic, you must use
3. At an intersection with a stop sign, you should stop and:
4. A red arrow at an intersection indicates that
5. What type of headlight beams should you use when following within 200 feet of another vehicle at night?
6. To avoid sudden last-minute moves, how far ahead should you look when scanning the road for hazards?
7. If you have had 3 beers in the past hour, about how long will it take for all the alcohol to leave your blood stream?
8. What is the only effective way to reduce your blood alcohol content (bac)
9. A yellow and black rr sign indicates that you are approaching a
10. At night bicycle must be equipped with a light on the front visible for how many feet?
11. For better visibility during rain, fog, and snow, you must keep your vehicle's____ on.
12. To avoid being in a truck or bus driver's blind spot and help them see, you should:
13. You may not pass another vehicle except
14. When there is no traffic on both sides of the road, a turn-around maneuver can be performed using
15. To see vehicles in your 'blind spots
16. If you are driving on a road with only one lane in each direction and you want to pass, but a curve ahead blocks your view, you must:
17. What should you do when driving through heavy fog?
18. Drivers operating vehicles on a divided highway must ____ unless directed to do by a sign, traffic control device, or police officer.
19. You are more likely to survive in the event of a car crash if you use ____ together.
20. If you find yourself in a skid while driving, you must
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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.