Idaho DMV Motorcycle Permit Practice Test 2024

There are 25 questions on the Idaho 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 ID MC test.

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How can you calculate the following distance?

Increase the following distance if too close. Maintaining a sufficient following distance is vital to prevent unnecessary accidents as it’ll give you more time to stop if you have to.

Eco driving means that you're trying to drive or ride in an eco-friendly way. Which of the following would count as 'eco driving'?

Generally speaking, higher gears = less fuel consumption. The first gear is by far the worst, so try to shift into a higher gear as soon as possible. All that being said, you must remember that traffic safety is always the first priority. If you need to brake hard in order to stop for a red traffic light or pedestrian, you should never worry about engine braking or riding/driving eco-friendly.

You’re approaching a curve with poor visibility. Which statement is true?

Your view will be limited when approaching the curve. Maintain a safe speed and keep to the right to avoid a crash with an oncoming vehicle that suddenly “appears”.

Always be extra careful and adapt your driving at any place where your view is limited such as crests and curves.

How can you tell if a tire has gone flat on your motorcycle?

Do not expect that you will hear when a tire goes flat. Instead, you will notice how your motorcycle begins to handle differently. If the front tire goes falt, the steering will feel heavy. If the rear tire goes flat, the back of the motorcycle may begin to sway or jerk from side to side.

You are riding at night. What should you do?

At night, you need to reduce your speed until you have enough time to react and swerve if you notice objects on the road.

What should you do in case of heavy bleeding?

Find the source of the bleeding. Make a pad using some kind of available clean cloth, and apply firm pressure. Raise the injured area if possible - it may reduce the bleeding.

Which of the following is true in regards to the lane position in curves?

There are many factors which will influence how you should be positioned in a curve, such as traffic and road conditions, and the shape of the curve. For example; you may want to move to the inside of the curve as you enter the curve, and then to the outside as you exit the curve. It all depends on the conditions of the curve.

Motorcycle jackets, pants, and boots are designed to _____, even when it is warm outside.

Motorcycle clothes are designed to protect without causing you to overheat, even when it is warm outside. During cold days, you may want to stack several layers to keep warm.

Why should you be careful when driving close to parked vehicles?

Riding near parked vehicles is especially dangerous for motorcycles as they may not be spottted even if the driver looks. In general, try to maximize the space around you by remaining in the center portion of the lane so you can avoid the more common accidents like doors opening, vehicles pulling out from the curb, or people that step out from between vehicles.

Signaling too early:

Signaling too early can be very dangerous if other drivers may interpret your signal to mean that you are turning into a road before your intended turning point. Other drivers may drive directly across your path as they expect you to make a turn earlier than you intend to.

You have just fitted new tires on your motorcycle. How should you ride it?

New tires are fitted with an outer shiny texture. The tire won't have maximum tire grip until the shiny texture has worn off, so ride with care until it has worn off.

How will becoming cold affect you while riding a motorcycle?

Staying warm while riding a motorcycle can be difficult, especially during a long journey. Use quality motorcycle-clothing so you stay warm and have some protection in case of a crash. If you become cold while riding, it will affect your concentration.

Which lane(s) should you use to turn right at an intersection?

It’s important that you plan ahead and position your vehicle correctly when turning.

How can you signal to drivers behind to let them know that you will be slowing down or stopping?

Drivers behind may not expect you to slow down, so you want to give some sort of warning before coming to a stop. By gently tapping the brakes a few times you will activate the brake lights and give a queue to drivers behind that you intend to slow down. Do not forcefully slow down as that will only increase the risk of an accident.

How can you recognize bad pavement?

It’s important to know if you’re driving on good or bad pavement. For example, it may be best to slow down and avoid passing on roads with bad pavement. Further indications of bad pavement are potholes and/or cracks.

You will ride with a passenger. To whom do you need to provide complete instructions before you start?

Provide instructions about how the passenger should behave to all passenger, even if your passenger is a motorcycle rider. The instructions should include; get on after you have started the engine, keep both feet on the footrests (even when stopped), sit as far forward as possible without hindering your movement, hold on firmly, lean as you lean in curves and look over your shoulder in the direction of the turn, etc.

Why is it important to make eye contact with other road users?

Making eye contact with another driver will let you know that the other driver is aware of your presence and minimize the risk of a collision. This is especially important at intersections and crosswalks.

Which of the following affects the stopping distance?

Having proper tires is essential! The stopping distance is affected by over and under-inflated tires as they have less contact with the road compared to properly-inflated tires. Having old and worn tires is more dangerous in bad weather conditions as a low tread depth increases the chance of skidding and/or hydroplaning.

Why will some motorcycles apply both the front and rear brakes when you apply the rear brake pedal?

Integrated braking systems are used on many motorcycles to link the front and rear brakes together when applying the rear brake. Note: not all motorcycles use this.

What can you do in high-risk areas to reduce your reaction time?

To reduce your reaction time, you can cover the clutch and both brake levers in high-risk areas where you may have to act quickly. These areas includes chools, construction zones, parking lots, and intersections. Increasing the following distance and slowing down is also a good idea, but they will only give you more time to react, not reduce your reaction time.

Is the Idaho Motorcycle Written Test Hard?

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How Can I Get My Motorcycle License in Idaho?

Receiving your motorcycle license in Idaho requires several steps beyond the written test. Here is some more information:

  • Everyone seeking a “M” (motorcycle) endorsement on their Idaho driver’s license must take and pass the written knowledge test.
  • You will also be required to pass a skills test taken at the DMV upon your application.
  • If you are under the age of 21, you will be required to take and pass a motorcycle safety training course.
  • If you are under the age of 17, you will also need to complete a driver education course before you can enroll in a motorcycle course.
  • If you are 21 or over, you have two choices. You can schedule and take the skills test at the DMV;
  • Or, you can enroll in and pass a motorcycle course in order to have your DMV skills test waived.

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