Michigan DOS Motorcycle Permit Practice Test 2022

There are 20 questions on the Michigan DOS motorcycle test, and you will need to answer at least 16 correctly to get a passing score (80%). The questions in our sample tests are nearly identical to those on the official MI MC test.

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What to expect on the official MI motorcycle permit test
Number of questions:
20
Correct answers needed to pass:
16
Passing score:
80%
Minimum age to apply:
16years
practice test
Questions

Which of the following are examples of safe and responsible riding?

ATrying to maintain your speed and avoid jerky driving
BUsing higher gears whenever possible
CSlowing down when approaching an intersection
All of the above

“Jerky” riding leads to higher fuel consumption as you will have to break and accelerate more. It also increases the probability of a collision as your behavior will be unpredictable for other drivers.

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

AMalfunction
Skid
CLose all speed

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.

Which of the following is true?

A motorcycle needs more frequent attention and maintenance than a car
BA car needs more frequent attention and maintenance than a motorcycle

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.

Which of the following motor vehicles are most affected by side winds?

Motorcycles & trucks
BCars and vans
CSchool buses and fire trucks

Large vehicles and motorcycles are more affected by side winds than other vehicles. A strong gust of wind can make a rider swerve, or "lift" a large truck off the road. Be extra careful when driving on viaducts, bridges or open streches of road as they are hot spots for strong winds.

A motorcycle's horn is _____.

ALouder than other vehicles'
BJust as loud as other vehicles'
Not as loud as other vehicles'

A motorcycle's horn won't be as loud as other vehicles', but this also means you can use it more freely. Use it whenever you need to get someone's attention quickly.

Which of the following is true?

Riding much slower than other traffic can be just as dangerous as speeding
BRiding much slower than other traffic is more dangerous than speeding
CNeither

While riding much slower than other traffic doesn’t sound dangerous, it can, in fact, be just as dangerous as speeding. You may cause other vehicles to have to suddenly swerve to avoid your motorcycle, cause a rear-end collision, or block traffic.

Young motorcyclists are more likely to be involved in an accident. Why?

AThey are riding too slowly
They are inexperienced and overconfident
CThey do not check their blind spot as well as experienced riders

It comes down to two things; overconfidence and inexperience. Young motorcyclists often make poor decisions that result in accidents. The right attitude is as important as safe-driving skills.

You are following a large vehicle. Why should you maintain a proper following distance?

AStaying back will help you see more of the road ahead
BThe other driver will be able to see you in the side mirrors
Both of the above

Any time you are following a large vehicle, stay a safe distance behind it. If you follow too closely, the other driver won't be able to see you in his/her mirrors, and the truck will obstruct your view of the road ahead.

To minimize the risk of fatigue while riding a motorcycle, you should:

ARide the entire distance in one go
Take frequent rest breaks
CDrink lots of coffee
DAll of the above

Riding a motorcycle is for most people more tiring than driving a car. To avoid fatigue, you should take frequent rest breaks, limit the distance traveled each day (ride no more than 6 hours per day), and avoid using any stimulants that will lessen your concentration as they wear off.

You're at a crash scene and there is no risk of further collisions. What should you do?

AMove people away from the street
BTake photos of the involved vehicles
Call the emergency services, unless already done

Crash scenes can be chaotic and it can be hard to remember exactly what to do. One of the most imporant things to remember is calling for help as soon as possible as it can save lives.

At a crash scene, what can you do to help a person who’s unconscious?

ATake photos of the scene
Check that the person is breathing normally
CSplash water on his/her face

If you notice that a person is unconscious, you need to check that he/she is breathing normally. Look and listen for breathing, look for chest movements, and feel for breath on your cheek.

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.

Passing across double solid yellow center lines is:

APermitted
Prohibited

Double solid yellow center lines indicate that passing is prohibited in either direction.

You have recently changed your motorcycle battery. How should you get rid of the battery?

APlace it in any waste container
BSort the battery as metal waste
CSort the battery as plastic waste
Take it to an appropriate disposal site

Batteries must be disposed of safely as they contain acid that can be harmful to the environment. Take your used battery to an appropriate disposal site.

You're riding late at night with your headlights on high beam. Another vehicle has begun to overtake you. When should you dip your high beams?

AAs soon as the other vehicle signals to overtake
As soon as the other vehicle comes past
CAfter the other vehicle has finished passing you and returned to the proper lane

All vehicles must dip their high beam headlights in certain situations to avoid dazzling other drivers. If you're being overtaken, dip your headlights just as the other vehicle comes past.

What does lane splitting mean?

AWhen motorcyclists zig-zag between lanes in normal traffic conditions
When motorcyclists ride between stopped or slower-moving traffic
CWhen cars position themselves in a way that prevents motorcyclists from going past them

Lane splitting is also known as lane filtering. It refers to when motorcyclists ride between stopped or slower-moving traffic, or to the front of traffic stopped at a traffic light. Lane filtering can be dangerous as drivers won't expect a motorcyclist there and may change lanes suddenly, open a door, or something similar.

Is it always important to maintain enough space on all sides of your motorcycle?

ANo, only in bad conditions
BNo, only if you’re a newly licensed rider
Yes, because you will have time to react and respond to potential hazards

It’s important that you maintain a large-enough space cushion around your motorcycle - the space cushion provides valuable time to react and respond to potential dangers. You should have a space cushion regardless of the conditions, weather, and how long you have held your license. However, newly licensed riders may need additional space.

Riding a motorcycle is ____ tiring than driving a car.

More
BLess
CEqually

You need to be careful when driving a motorcycle when tired as fatigue can affect your handling of the motorcycle. If you are tired before the trip even starts, consider taking a nap.

Motorcycles may have to "swerve" to avoid objects on the road. What does that mean?

AThe rider quickly stops using both the front and rear brake
The rider quickly changes direction
CThe rider applies both brakes and quickly changes direction

A swerve is any sudden change in the direction you are traveling. Motorcyclists often have to swerve when they don't have enough room to stop even when both brakes are used at the same time. For example, you may have to swerve to avoid potholes, objects on the road, cars, people, and so on.

The road surface can become soft in very hot weather. This affects:

AThe suspension
BYour fuel consumption
The tire grip

Be extra careful when braking or cornering in very hot weather as your tires won't be able to grip a soft surface as well as they can a firm dry one.

Is the Michigan Written Motorcycle Test Hard?

Like any exam, if you are well prepared it can be easier than you think. At Zutobi, we are pretty confident we’ve created the perfect tool to fully prepare you so you earn a passing score on your first try. Zutobi’s lessons are specifically designed to be easy to learn and, therefore, easy to remember on test day so earning a passing score is a breeze.

Pass Your 2022 Michigan Motorcycle Permit Test with Zutobi

Zutobi is different from other driving courses because of the way we present our material. Bite-sized, easy-to-understand lessons are just a small part of what we offer. Other features include:

  • Michigan motorcycle practice tests that look like the real permit test so you won’t be caught off guard by any surprises when you take the written exam.
  • Answers and explanations to all our practice multiple choice questions so you can check your work and learn from your mistakes.
  • Our fun learning levels will keep you engaged and motivated as you earn points and level-up.
  • From traffic laws to road signs, you will learn everything you need to know to pass your test and stay safe on the Michigan roads.

How Can I Get My Motorcycle License in Michigan?

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

  • There are two ways to obtain your CY license in Michigan:
  • After passing the vision screening and written exam to receive your motorcycle permit, you need to log 180 days of practice riding under the supervision of a motorcyclist with a valid CY endorsement.
  • Then, you can schedule and take your road-skills test at a local Secretary of State branch.
  • Once you’ve taken and passed the driving test, you can apply for a CY endorsement on your Michigan driver’s license.
  • Or, you can complete an approved CY training course and waive your on-road skills test. However, you will still need to pass a vision test when you apply for your endorsement.

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