Delaware DMV Motorcycle Permit Practice Test 2022

There are 25 questions on the Delaware DMV motorcycle test, and you will need to answer at least 20 correctly to get a passing score (80%). The questions in our sample tests are nearly identical to those on the official DE MC test.

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What to expect on the official DE motorcycle permit test
Number of questions:
25
Correct answers needed to pass:
20
Passing score:
80%
Minimum age to apply:
17years
practice test
Questions

The BAC limit for motorcyclists is:

ALower than for car drivers
The same as for car drivers
CHigher than for car drivers

The BAC limit also applies to motorcyclist riders. The BAC limit is 0.08 for drivers 21 years old or older, but you may be affected at a much lower BAC and be an unsafe rider after as little as one alcoholic beverage.

Riding with under-inflated tires will ______ the risk of tire blowout.

Increase
BDecrease
CWon't affect

Riding with under-inflated tires will increase the risk of tire blowout. Remember to check your tires air pressure and the tire tread depth regularly.

Which statement is true regarding motorcyclists?

AThey are more reckless
They are hard to spot and more easily injured
CThey aren’t at more risk in traffic compared to other drivers

Motorcyclists are harder to spot compared to cars and relatively unprotected in case of a crash. As a rider, you should keep that in mind as you select clothing.

As you slow down to stop,:

ADo not shift down through the gears until stopped
Shift down through the gears
CDo nothing

By shifting down as you slow down or stop, you will be in a correct gear for your speed. As you come to a stop, you should remain in first gear so you can move out quickly if needed.

You want to pass the vehicle in front of you, but you’re approaching a curve with limited visibility. What should you do?

ABegin passing immediately and try to complete the maneuver before reaching the curve
Wait until after the curve before you attempt to pass
CPass, but be prepared to fall back into the right lane if you spot oncoming traffic

Don’t pass near any curve, crest or hill with limited visibility! Even if you think the road is clear, there may be oncoming traffic hiding just behind the curve. You can pass after the curve if the road is clear.

Who is required to yield the right-of-way at uncontrolled T-intersections?

AThe driver on the through road
The driver on the terminating road

At uncontrolled T-intersections, traffic on the terminating road must yield to traffic on the through road.

You're turning right at an intersection. What should you especially watch out for?

Pedestrians
BAnimals
CParked cars
DRoad signs

When turning at an intersection, be aware that you may cross paths with pedestrians on the road you're turning into.

When approaching the intersection, check if there are pedestrians nearby and check once more before turning. Remember to yield to them if needed.

When leaving the freeway you should:

APrepare in advance by positioning yourself in the correct lane
BSignal your intentions to exit
CAdjust your speed so you can exit safely
All of the above

You must prepare to exit well in advance by positioning yourself in the correct lane, adjusting your speed, and signaling. Be aware that it can be difficult to judge your speed once you slow down or move off the freeway.

You have poured too much engine oil into the tank. What should you do?

ALet it be, too much oil is not a problem
Remove the excess oil

Excess oil in the engine can be problematic as it will create excess crankcase pressure. This can damage seals and cause leaks.

How should you position your motorcycle in the lane before passing?

In the left portion of your lane
BIn the center portion of your lane
CIn the right portion of your lane

To increase your line of sign and make you more visible before passing another vehicle, you can position yourself in the left portion of your lane. After checking the mirrors and blind spot, signal and move into the left lane, accelerate, and overtake the vehicle. Drive as quickly as you can through the blind spot. Signal again and look in your mirrors before returning to your original lane.

What should you always do before leaving your motorcycle parked?

AActivate the parking lights
Activate the steering lock
CCheck the lights

While there are situations when you should activate the parking lights and/or check the lights, you don't have to do it each time. However, you should always use the steering lock! Consider using additional locking devices to prevent theft.

What should you do after passing or being passed by a large vehicle?

AImmediately speed up or slow down to create a following distance of 5-6 seconds
Make sure that you can see potential hazards and that others can see you

The most important thing to do after passing or being passed by a larger vehicle is to ensure you are able to see hazards and that others can see you. Create a space cushion around your motorcycle immediately after passing or being passed.

You're turning right at an intersection. Do you have to yield to pedestrians crossing the street?

ANo, you have the right-of-way
BNo, but you can if you want to
Yes

When turning, look for pedestrians on the road you're turning into and be prepared to yield if they are crossing the street.

You should always try to yield to pedestrians regardless if they are right or wrong as they are much more vulnerable than other road users except bicylists.

Everything appears _____ in the convex "bugeye/fisheye" mirrors used on some motorcycles

Smaller
BLarger
CThe same size

Some motorcycles use convex mirrors to provide a wider view of the road behind the motorcycle than flat mirrors. Convex mirrors make everything appear smaller and farther away than they really are.

Upon looking in your rear-view mirror, you notice that another driver is tailgating you. Which statement is true?

ASpeed up to increase the gap between yourself and the tailgater
Allow for the tailgater to pass by slowing down, changing lanes to the right or by pulling over
CBrake hard to show the tailgater that you don’t tolerate such behavior

If you are being tailgated, you should allow for the tailgater to pass by slowing down and/or changing lanes. Lightly tap your brakes a couple of times to warn the tailgater that you are about to slow down.

Consider pulling over to let the tailgater pass if you’re riding on a two-lane road where passing is prohibited.

Which lane must you use to turn left? The ____ or any lane permitting a left turn.

Left-most lane
BMiddle lane
CRight-most lane
DIt doesn’t matter which lane you turn from

It’s very dangerous to turn from the wrong lane. Make sure to position yourself in the correct lane well in advance. In this case, you should begin the turn from the left-most lane or any lane permitting a left turn.

You have to communicate to your passenger to tighten his or her hold when:

AApproaching surface problems
BYou are about to start from a stationary position
CYou are about to make a sudden move
All of the above

There are many situations you must warn your passenger to tighten his or her hold, such as the ones described here. Describe these situations for your passenger before the trip so he or she will know what to look for and to listen for your instructions as you ride. The passenger may not hear you during the trip so a lot of responsibility is on the passenger to hold tight in the right situations.

On wet roads, how can you tell if your tires are losing their grip on the road surface?

AThe steering will feel very heavy
BThe engine noise will increase
The steering will feel very light

If your steering suddenly feels very light in wet conditions, the tires may have lifted off the surface of the road and "surf" on top of the water. In case of hydroplaning, stop accelerating but don’t brake until your steering returns to normal.

There’s a stopped car with its brake lights activated on the road shoulder ahead. What should you keep in mind when passing the car?

ANothing, maintain your speed and drive past
BBe alert, increase your speed and drive past
Be alert, reduce your speed and if possible move into the left position of your lane

As the driver hasn’t turned off the ignition, he/she may attempt to enter traffic suddenly. In most cases, the driver will look for approaching traffic before pulling out into traffic, but that isn’t always the case.

Always look for an indication that a driver may pull out, such as a turning movement in the front wheels.

You are riding on a wet road. Which brake(s) should you use to stop?

AThe front brake
BThe rear brake
Both brakes

Use both brakes for maximum stability and braking pressure when stopping on wet roads. Also, increase the following distance to account for the increase in braking distance. Plan ahead so you can break in good time.

Is the Delaware Motorcycle Written Test Hard?

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How Can I Get My Motorcycle License in Delaware?

After you’ve earned your motorcycle permit, here's how to receive your license:

  • Your motorcycle permit is valid for 6 months and you must adhere to the permit restrictions while operating a motorcycle.
  • If you are over the age of 18, you will need to pass a written knowledge test and a skills test in order to receive your motorcycle license.
  • Your DMV skills test may be waived if you enroll in and complete an approved motorcycle rider education program.
  • If you are under the age of 18, the motorcycle rider education program is a requirement in order to receive your motorcycle license.
  • You will also need to provide parental consent at the time of your license application if you are under 18 years old.

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