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. Which of the following is not a true statement regarding railroad crossings?
2. If you are parked parallel to the curb, you may get out of the car on the traffic side
3. This red octagonal image in the sign with an arrow means that
4. What is the hand signal for making a left turn?
5. Do not make a u-turn on a curve or near the top of a hill if you cannot be seen by
6. How many points will a person receive on their license for passing a stopped school bus?
7. Don't follow other cars too closely because:
8. Yellow lines separate:
9. You are at a red traffic signal. the traffic light turns green, but there are still other vehicles in the intersection. you should:
10. If you see orange construction signs and cones on a freeway, you must:
11. When driving on a slippery surface such as snow or ice:
12. Passing farm equipment in a no passing zone is what?
13. If there are double solid yellow lines in the center of the roadway, you:
14. This sign with a red circle means
15. The amount of alcohol in the blood is referred to as:
16. What type of sign is rectangular in shape and comes in green, brown or blue?
17. All of the following are tips to remember when you travel through a work zone except
18. If you begin to feel tired while driving, the best thing to do is:
19. What effect might alcohol and another drug have when combined in your blood
20. Which of the following hand signals would a driver use to indicate that s/he is turning left?
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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.