Maine DMV Motorcycle Permit Practice Test 2024

There are 25 questions on the Maine 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 ME MC test.

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Which brake provides the most stopping power?

The front brake provides more stopping power than the rear brake. It stands for about 75% of your total stopping power. Be careful so you don't grab at the front brake and cause your brakes to lock.

You're sharing the road with a motorcylist when you notice that the rider looks over his/her left shoulder. What's the most likely reason for this?

The motorcyclist is most likely checking his/her blind spot before turning/changing lanes. By looking for indications like this, you’ll get an early clue of their intention. The same applies to cyclists.

Generally; Left shoulder = manouvre to the left; right shoulder = manovure to the right.

Does slowing down before a curve reduce the chance of skidding?

Braking in a curve may cause your motorcycle to skid. This can be avoided by slowing down beforehand.

How could your motorcycle be affected by a very loose chain?

Drive chains must be frequently adjusted and maintained to ensure they are in good condition and with the correct tension. The drive chain must be regularly oiled to reduce wear (a dry chain will experience much quicker wear). The tension should also be checked regularly as slack can lead to the chain jumping off the socket and locking the rear wheel.

You have several bags that you need to carry on your motorcycle. How should you distribute the load?

Uneven loads can cause the motorcycle to drift toward one side and make it much harder to control. Try to distribute the load evenly.

Which of the following is true about clothing for motorcycle riders?

Consider the right clothing as a necessary part of riding. Motorcycle clothes will help protect you in a collision, make riding more comfortable, and keep you warm.

What helmet must child passenger use?

Children must wear a full-faced U.S. DOT compliant properly-fitted motorcycle safety helmet. Do not use a half-shell, three-quarters or modular helmet on children. Make sure the helmet is fitted properly so it does not come off in an accident.

Will the road condition and road surface affect the stopping distance?

The condition and surface of the road you are driving on will affect the stopping distance. On dirt, gravel or wet roads, your stopping distance is greatly increased. Try to slow down before reaching a bend or curve on these types of road surfaces to prevent a disaster.

Why is it especially important that motorcycle riders signal properly?

It is extremely important that motorcycle riders signal properly as they are already vulnerable in traffic and more likely to be in an accident compared to car drivers. Signaling reduces confusion, will help traffic know of your intentions, and will make you easier to see. Use them anytime you plan to change lanes or turn.

If you double your speed, the braking distance will:

The braking distance increases quickly, especially when driving at high speeds. It’s important that you keep a sufficient following distance so that you have enough time to safely stop if anything happens.

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.

The front brake provides the most stopping power. How should you use it?

Never "grab" the front brake as it may cause your motorcycle to tip over or skid. A skid will occur if you apply too much brake. Using the front brake on a slippery surface may be hazardous.

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

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

What does it mean to ‘over drive’ your headlights?

To ‘over drive’ your headlights means that you won’t be able to stop within the area lighted up by your headlights. This is a problem for all drivers, but motorcyclists may be more susceptible to objects on the road etc.

For example, if you’re driving faster than 25 mph with low-beam headlights at night, it may be too late to stop without hitting an object by the time you see it.

What is the BAC limit for motorcycle riders 21 or older?

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. The BAC limit for motorcyclists is the same as for car drivers.

In which situation will your reaction time be slower?

While some of these alternatives affect the stopping distance, they will not affect your reaction time (how long it takes for you to hit the brakes).

Fatigue can have the same effects as alcohol, and can be just as dangerous. Fatigue slows down your reaction and response time, while also affecting your judgement and vision.

Upon looking in your rear-view mirror, you notice an ambulance approaching with its flashing lights on. What must you do?

Emergency vehicles with flashing lights and/or sirens on have the right-of-way in all situations. Ride to the right side of the road and stop until the emergency vehicle has passed you.

When approaching a railroad crossing, you should always:

Railroad crossings are dangerous, which means you need to be careful om approach. Slow down on approach and be prepared to stop - look in both directions for approaching trains even if the lights are not flashing. Remember that lights/signals can and do malfunction.

Motorcyclists often refer to _____ as the 'lifesaver'?

By doing a final shoulder check before changing direction, you will be aware of what's happening behind and alongside you. Time the shoulder check so you have time to postpone the maneuver if it isn't safe.

You are riding at night. Which of the following is true about your lane position?

At night, riders should be flexible about lane position. Change lanes to whatever lane position helps you see, be seen, and to maintain a proper space cushion.

Is the Maine Motorcycle Written Test Hard?

Unlike the manual, Zutobi’s information is broken down into bite-sized pieces that are easy to understand and remember. We are pretty confident that we’ve created the best study tool, so if you use the materials offered in our driving course, the written exam can be easier than you think.

Pass Your 2024 Maine BMV Motorcycle Test with Zutobi

Aside from our unique approach, Zutobi offers other materials to help you prepare for your permit test. Here are a few of the features you will get when you sign up:

  • State-specific motorcycle permit practice tests that are designed to look like the real Maine written exam.
  • Answers and explanations are provided for all of our practice questions so you can check your work and learn from your mistakes.
  • From traffic laws to road signs, you will learn everything you need to know to pass your permit test and stay safe on the road.
  • Our fun learning levels will keep you engaged throughout the entire process with the opportunity to earn points and level-up.

How Can I Get My Motorcycle License in Maine?

Once you’ve taken and passed, your motorcycle permit test, here is how to get your license:

  • All new motorcycle riders must take the 15-hour Basic Rider Course.
  • If you are less than 18 years of age but at least 16 years old, you must also complete a basic driver education course.
  • After you’ve completed the basic rider course, a written and driving skills test will be administered. If you pass both exams, you will receive a road test waiver and a motorcycle endorsement on your Maine driver’s license.
  • If you do not qualify for the road test waiver, you will receive a motorcycle permit and you must schedule a separate skills test to receive your license.
  • Your Maine motorcycle permit is valid for two years, and if you do not pass the road

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