Maryland DMV Motorcycle Test

Pass the Maryland Motorcycle Permit test the first time with FREE Maryland DMV Practice Tests. Study real motorcycle permit questions from the DMV handbook!


1. To be effective a eye or face shield must ____.
2. Experienced riders tend to ride no more than ____ hours per day.
3. When should you have your headlight on?
4. Which of the following should you not do if you are being tailgated?
5. You are being closely followed, and as you approach an intersection, the light turns yellow. what should you do?
6. Which of the following can affect a motorcycle rider?
7. In good conditions, what space, in seconds, should you keep from the vehicle in front?
8. When stopping, the front brake provides up to ____ % of your braking power.
9. Riding with both legs on the same side of the motorcycle is
10. If you make eye contact with a driver at an intersection
11. If you lock the rear brake on a surface with good traction
12. You can be sure another driver will yield to you when
13. Before every ride, you should check your motorcycle's
14. Which of the following is true about braking?
15. Increase your visibility at an intersection by
16. When scanning road conditions, you should be looking for
17. When stopping in a curve, what should you do?
18. If you need to shift gears as you approach a turn
19. If there are two or more motorcycles riding together, they should ride
20. When using saddlebags, it is important to
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About Motorcycle Permit Practice Tests

To operate a motorcycle in Maryland, you must have a Class M license or a motorcycle endorsement on your driver's license. Licenses are issued by the Motor Vehicle Administration (MVA). At age 15 years and nine months, you can apply for a motorcycle learner's permit. At age 16 ½, you can apply for a Class M license or endorsement. A motorcycle permit or license allows you to operate a motorcycle, motorbike, scooter, or moped on public roads.

To receive a motorcycle learner's permit, you must apply, submit your documentation, pass the vision screening and the motorcycle knowledge exam, and pay the fees. If you are a new driver under the age of 18, you must complete a driver's education course. New drivers, regardless of age, must also pass the Class C Maryland knowledge exam. To receive a Class M license or motorcycle endorsement on your driver's license, you must apply, submit your documentation, pass the driving test, and pay the fees. Applicants under the age of 18 must also complete a motorcycle driver safety course. The knowledge and driving tests are waived for drivers over the age of 18 who complete the course.

The tests are taken at your local MVA. The motorcycle knowledge exam contains 25 questions on motorcycle safety and driving skills. You must answer 22 of the questions correctly to pass. The motorcycle skills exam is a demonstration of the skills needed to operate a motorcycle. If you fail a test, you must wait one day to retake it.