Connecticut DMV Motorcycle Permit Practice Test 2024

There are 16 questions on the Connecticut DMV motorcycle test, and you will need to answer at least 12 correctly to get a passing score (75%). The questions in our sample tests are nearly identical to those on the official CT MC test.

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When you lean the motorcycle, it will take _____ to stop.

When you lean the morocycle in a turn or corner, some of the traction is used for cornering which results in less traction available for stopping.

You are riding at night. Use your high beams:

High beams help light up the road further than low beams. Riders need all the light they can get and should use high beams whenever they are not following or approaching another vehicle.

Your body is about _____ the visible surface area of the motorcycle unit.

Your body is about half the visible surface area of the entire motorcycle unit, so your clothing will greatly affect if others spot you or not. Any help you can give to other drivers is good. In some cases, drivers just quickly glance in their rear-view mirror or side mirrors before changing lanes and they may not spot a motorcycle rider in black clothing.

You arrive at a traffic light intersection. A law enforcement officer signals for you to proceed through the intersection against a red light. What should you do?

When a law enforcement officer is directing traffic, you must obey the officer irrespective of other signs/signals.

What does a green traffic light arrow mean?

A green arrow indicates you can make a ‘protected’ turn in the direction of the arrow. All traffic in the lane subject to the arrow may proceed only in the direction of the arrow.

A ‘protected’ turn means oncoming traffic going straight ahead will face a red light.

Just before passing another vehicle, should you ride closely behind the vehicle?

When riding closely behind another vehicle, you won’t be able to see as much of the road ahead and you won’t have as much time to react in case the other vehicle suddenly brakes.

You’re driving in extreme fog, and the visibility is so low that you are unable to see more than a couple of feet ahead. What should you do?

Remember that you must never stop on the road in extreme fog - if you decide to stop, do so COMPLETELY away from traffic.

Does the stopping distance increase in wet conditions?

The stopping distance increases significantly in wet conditions, regardless of the road. Always adjust your speed in wet conditions to ensure that you have enough time to stop if necessary.

If you need to carry loads on a motorcycle, you should NOT:

Motorcycles are not designed to carry lots of cargo, but they can carry small loads that are properly positioned and fastened. You want to (1) keep the load low to lower the center of gravity, (2) keep the load forward of the rear axle so you don't affect how the motorcycle turns and brakes, (3) distriute the load evenly to avoid drift to one side, and (4) secure the load so the load does not shift or fall.

What will happen if try to brake out of a wobble?

Don't try to brake or accelerate out of a wobble. It will only make the motorcycle more unstable and make the wobble worse. The best way to handle a wobble is to not fight the wobble. Roll off the throttle gradually to slow down without applying the brakes, move your weight as far forward and down as you can, and grip the handlebars firmly.

Is there a "best lane position" that motorcyclists should always be in?

There is no best lane position that works for all situations. You have to position yourself in the lane position that works best for the conditions you are in and change your lane postion as traffic situations change. Try to maximize your space cusion while being visible to others. For example; the center portion of the lane is usually best to be seen in the rearview mirror of a passenger vehicle, but not when following a truck. A truck driver won't have a rearview mirror so you must place yourself where you can be seen.

If you ride for long periods of time in cold weather, it can cause:

Riding is taxing on the body, especially in cold weather. You need to be alert for signs of severe chill, dehydration, or fatigue. All of these can make it difficult to properly control the motorcycle. Dress to stay warm and comfortable, especially during long rides.

If you apply too much brake, you may cause the motorcycle to:

The purpose of applying the brakes is to reduce the speed, but if you apply too much brake you may cause the motorcycle to skid.

Most motorcycle collision occur:

Most of the collisions involving motorcycle riders occur in broad daylight. This makes it extra important that you wear brightly-colored or reflective clothing to maximize your chances of being seen.

If you are group riding, the lead and tail rider should be:

Assign an experience lead and tail rider with plenty of experience with group riding. They will keep the group together, so don't assign someone inexperienced as lead or tail. However, inexperiened riders should be placed up front behind the leader so they can be monitored by the more experienced riders at the back.

Why is it important that motorcycle riders approach turns and curves with caution?

The two major causes of rider crashes in turns/curves are caused by (1) taking the turn/curve too fast so the rider ends up crossing into another lane or going off the road, and (2) braking too hard causing a skid and loss of control. Slow down and downshift before the turn, not in the turn.

Frequent mirror checks should:

Motorcycle riders must bve aware of what is going on around them to make safe decisions. Do not just focus on what is happening ahead, but also on what is happening behind and around you. Traffic conditions can change quickly.

You see a hazard ahead. What should you use your mirrors?

Anytime you see a hazard ahead, you need to know how traffic behind you is acting so you can determine a proper response to the hazard. For example; if traffic behind you is coming at full speed and driving close to you it may be safer to swerve around the hazard rather than to use your brakes to come to a full stop.

Which of the following is true?

Alcohol will affect each rider in a different way, but in general you will begin to feel affected almost immediately. Alcohol affects your coordination, judgment, reflexes, and much more. It will make you an unsafe rider within minutes of consumption. Do NOT ride if you have been drinking - even if you are below the legal BAC limit.

Which of the following is true?

It can be more dangerous if something is wrong with your motorcycle than if something is wrong with your car. A small problem with a motorcycle can result in an accident. Motorcycles require more frequent attention than a car to ensure everything from tires, fluids, lights, etc. to the chain or belt is in a good condition.

Is the Connecticut Motorcycle Written Test Hard?

Like any test, that depends on how you prepare for it. Zutobi’s material is specially designed to be easy to learn. With bite-sized pieces of information broken up by useful visuals, each lesson is easy to understand and, ultimately, easy to remember.

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  • All the answers, along with explanations, are provided for our practice questions so you can learn from your mistakes.
  • Our easy-to-learn and easy-to-remember material teaches you everything you need to know in order to keep you safe on the roads and help you pass your permit test in one try.

How Do I Get My Motorcycle License in Connecticut?

Once you have passed the motorcycle permit test and vision test you will receive your Connecticut motorcycle permit. Here are your next steps to receive your motorcycle license:

  • You must already have a valid Connecticut driver’s license, meaning you must be at least 16 years old to apply for a motorcycle endorsement.
  • If you are under 18, you will need to provide a notarized Certificate of Parental Consent.
  • In order to receive a motorcycle endorsement (M) on your license, you will need to pass a novice motorcycle training course that is approved by the Connecticut DMV.
  • Once you have your license, there are specific rules based on age that you must follow. If you’re 18 or older you cannot transport passengers within the first 90 days of having your license. If you’re 16-17, you must wait 6 months before transporting passengers.
  • You can also apply for a M3 endorsement which allows you to operate three-wheel motorcycles on public roads. Applying for this endorsement follows the same process.
  • When you’re ready, in order to remove the “3” restriction you must pass a separate approved motorcycle training course on a two-wheeled motorcycle.

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