Idaho DMV Motorcycle Permit Practice Test 2022

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?

APick a moving object and count the seconds until you pass the same object
BYour following distance is sufficient when you can’t read the number plate of the vehicle in front
Pick a stationary object and count the seconds until you pass the same object

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'?

Using higher gears whenever possible
BUsing lower gears as often as possible
CBraking and accelerating frequently
DTrying to avoid engine braking

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?

AMaintain a safe speed and keep to the left
BDrive near the middle of the road to see more of the road ahead
Maintain a safe speed and keep to the right

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?

AYou will hear it
You can tell from the way the motorcycle reacts

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?

ADrive at the posted speed limit as its designed to be the perfect speed for day or night
Decrease your speed so you can react in time to objects on the road
CDecrease your following distance to the vehicle in front so you can use its lights to see farther up the road

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?

AApply light pressure to the wound
Apply firm pressure to the wound
CLower the injured area if possible

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?

AMotorcyclists should remain in the same lane position thoughout each curve
Motorcyclists should adjust their lane position throughout each curve

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.

Protect without making you overheat
BProtect at the cost of making you overheat
CProtect, at the cost of reducing your movement

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?

AParked vehicles can suddenly pull out without checking for traffic
BDrivers can open doors or get out of vehicles without checking for traffic
CPeople can step out from between vehicles
All of the above

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:

AIs always positive
Can be more dangerous than not signaling in the first place
CNone of the above

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?

AJust as normal
B5-10 mph faster than normal as your new tires can handle higher speeds
With care until the outmost shiny texture has worn off

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?

AYou will have improve reaction times
You will lose concentration
CYou will be more alert

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?

AThe left-most lane or from any lane permitting right turns
BThe middle lane
The right-most lane or from any lane permitting right turns

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?

AForcefully press the brakes to slow down by 20-30 mph so drivers behind understand they too have to slow down
Gently tap the brakes a few times so the brake lights activate
CActivate your emergency flashers

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?

AThe pavement looks smooth
The pavement has many different patterns

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?

AFirst-time passengers
BAll passengers except if your passenger is a motorcycle rider
All passengers

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?

It will ease your coordination with other road users
BIt will help you warn other road users of speed cameras and enforcement stops
CIt will help you greet oncoming drivers at intersections

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?

ATire pressure & tire tread depth
BThe tire quality
CThe overall condition of your tires
All of the above

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?

ATo prevent wear on the rear brakes
To provide superior brake performance
CTo help with the brake performance on slippery surfaces only

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?

ASlow down to a crawl
BIncrease the following distance
Cover the clutch and both brake levers

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.

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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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