North Carolina DMV Driving Test

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1. You must yield the right-of-way to an approaching vehicle when you are
2. If you find yourself in a skid while driving, you must
3. You must use high-beam lighting in all of the following situations, except
4. What is the appropriate action to take when approaching a railroad crossing that does not have signals (such as lights or crossing gates)
5. When you park on the roadway, you should:
6. This warning sign indicates
7. ____ are the mobile devices that are often used on some roads to give drivers an advance warning of construction zones.
8. Which of the following statements is not correct?
9. A flashing yellow light means that you should:
10. When making a right turn on a green light, you must:
11. If you always let other drivers go ahead of you at intersections, you are most likely:
12. When it looks like a collision may happen, drivers must take an immediate step to
13. If you become angry or upset, you should:
14. A steady yellow arrow pointing left at an intersection indicates to the driver that
15. Taking drugs along with alcohol:
16. You must not cross a double line to pass another vehicle if the line on your side:
17. When applying for which of the following must the dmv provide notice that it is required to register with the sheriff's office in their county of residence if the applicant is a sex offender:
18. On long trips you can prevent drowsiness by
19. When your license is up for renewal, the dmv will mail you a reminder card to renew it this many days in advance?
20. Rain, snow, and ice impair your ability to see ahead, so you must ____ to stop your vehicle safely.
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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.