Missouri DOR Motorcycle Permit Practice Test 2022

There are 25 questions on the Missouri DOR 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 MO MC test.

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Why should a motorcyclist not stay in the left portion of the lane when being passed by other vehicles?

AA small mistake from the other driver could cause a sideswipe
BYou may need to avoid hazards on the road, such as a pothole, and needs room on both sides to maneuver
CLarger vehicles will cause a blast of wind that can affect your control
All of the above

There are many good reasons for not staying to the left of your lane - in fact, riders are recommended to stay in the center of the lane when being passed. By staying in the center, you will have plenty of room to both sides for maneuvers if you need to avoid a pothole or swerve. You will also be less susceptible to mistakes from the passing vehicle, and you will be able to better control the wind blast from a passing vehicle or truck.

What is the best way to stay safe while riding a motorcycle?

ABy never driving in heavy traffic
BBy always riding 10-15 mph below the speed limit
By having an appropriate following distance and looking well ahead

You won't be able to avoid driving in heavy traffic at all times, but you can increase your safety on the roads by having an appropriate following distance to the vehicle in front so you can easily stop if something happens up ahead. Remember that the safest speed in traffic is the speed of the traffic flow so you don't have to brake, stop, or accelerate.

Most motorcycle collision occur:

AAt night
In broad daylight
CDusk and dawn

Most of the collisions involving motorcycle riders occur in broad daylight. This makes it extra important that you wear brightly-colored or reflective clothing to maximize your chances of being seen.

What causes most wobbles?

AImproper loading
BIncorrect tire pressure
Both of the above

A wobble is when the front wheel and handlebars suddenly shake from side to side at any speed. Improper loading or incorrect tire pressure are the most common causes of wobble. If you are carrying a heavy load and experience wobble, lighten or shift the load. Check that the tire pressure, air shocks, damper,s and shock spring preload are at their recommended setting for the weight you are carrying.

What does the "Evaluate" in Search, Evaluate, Execute (SEE) mean?

AEvaluate your possible routes before you begin your trip
Evaluate how hazards can create risks for you and what have a plan in place to reduce risks

SEE is a three-step process that motorcycle riders can use to make appropriate judgments and apply them correcly. It stands for Search, Evaluate, Execute. "Evaluate" is focused on evaluating how a hazard can affect you and have a plan in place to reduce risks. For example; evaluate how traffic traffic control devices will affect traffic up ahead, how you should avoid potholes etc., when other vehicles may move in front of you (near a highway exit, for example).

Which of the following is a good way to handle multiple hazards?

AHandle them all at the same time
Deal with each hazard separately as single hazards

If you come upon two or more hazards, you first need to evaluate which of the hazards is the most immediate and dangerous. Then, adjust your speed so you can deal with one hazard at a time as single hazards. By treating each hazard separately, you will also reduce the complexity of your decision-making.

You pass your exit by mistake. What should you do?

AStop and back up using the emergency lane
BStop and make a U-turn
Keep on riding and take the next appropriate exit

Don’t stop or make any last-minute moves on a freeway. If you miss your exit, remain calm and take the next appropriate exit instead.

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.

Fit is important when you select a motorcycle to drive. Your feet should:

ABarely reach the ground while you are seated
Comfortably reach the ground while you are seated
COnly reach the ground while you are standing, not when sitting

For you to be a safe rider, you need a motorcycle that fits you. In terms of the height of the motorcycle, make sure your feet can comfortably reach the ground while you are seated.

What should drivers be extra cautious for in busy traffic?

APolice guiding traffic
Filtering motorcyclists
CAnimals on the road
DChanging weather conditions

In busy/rush hour/slow-moving traffic, motorcyclists tend to filter through traffic between lanes. Be aware of that when turning or changing lanes as motorcyclists are vulnerable and hard to spot.

Which of the following will make it difficult to park a motorcycle?

ASolid ground
Loose or sloped shoulders
CLevel surfaces

You need to find a placec where you can safely set down the side or center kickstand. Loose or sloped shoulders, soft ground, or sloping surfaces will all make it more difficult.

Last minute moves can be avoided by:

ALooking 3-10 seconds ahead of your vehicle
Looking 10-15 seconds ahead of your vehicle
CLooking 25-30 seconds ahead of your vehicle

Scan the road about 10-15 seconds ahead of your motorcycle so you will have enough time to spot, react to, and avoid most potential hazards.

In slow tight turns, the motorcycle and the rider should lean:

AAt different angles; the rider should lean more than the motorcycle
At different angles; the motorcycle should lean but the rider should remain straight
CAt the same angle

In slow tight turns, the motorcycle should lean but the rider should remain straight. In normal turns, the motorcycle and rider should lean together at the same angle.

What clothes should you wear at night?

AAny bright clothes
BAny clothes
Reflective clothing

In the dark, other drivers won't see your bright clothes but they will spot reflective clothing. It will be especailly difficult for drivers to pick out a motorcycle's headlights or taillights among all other lights at night, so make it easy for them as possible. Don't risk your life by not wearing reflective clothing at night.

Should you combine braking and swerving?

AIf braking is required, yes

Separate braking from swerving - i.e. only brake before or after swerving. If you brake while swerving, you increase the risk of falling over.

What does a green traffic light arrow mean?

ATurning is prohibited in in the direction of the arrow
BTraffic can turn in the direction of the arrow, but must yield to oncoming vehicles
Traffic can make a ‘protected’ turn in the direction the arrow is pointing

A green arrow indicates you can make a ‘protected’ turn in the direction of the arrow. All traffic in the lane subject to the arrow may proceed only in the direction of the arrow.

A ‘protected’ turn means oncoming traffic going straight ahead will face a red light.

You need to be the most careful when riding over which of the following?

AUneven surfaces
Leaves or shaded icy areas
CGrooves and gratings

Uneven surfaces and grooves/gratings are not dangerous by themselves, but you should look for any potholes or bumps that may affect your handling. Leaves or shaded icy areas, however, may be so slippery that you immediately lose control over your motorcycle.

You intend to turn left at a traffic light intersection with a red arrow. What does the red arrow indicate?

AYou may turn in the direction the arrow is pointing
You must stop and wait for a green arrow before turning
CYou must wait unless the road is clear of traffic. If clear, you may turn
DYou may turn after yielding to oncoming traffic

A red arrow indicates that turning is prohibited in the direction of the arrow. You may proceed when the arrow has changed to green.

You’re riding in the far-left lane on a multi-lane freeway and you want to take the next exit. What should you do if you must cross several lanes to exit?

ACross multiple lanes at a time
Cross one lane at a time

If you need to cross several freeway/highway lanes - do so one at a time. The risk of an accident greatly increases if you cross multiple lanes at a time.

You're riding behind a driver who's acting inexperienced. How should you treat the driver?

Have patience and increase the following distance
BOvertake the driver as soon as possible

Be extra patient when riding behind an inexperienced drivers. Learning to drive is a process of practice and experience - allow them more room and keep a safe following distance.

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How Can I Get My Motorcycle License in Missouri?

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

  • You must be at least 18 years old to apply for your Class M license in Missouri.
  • You can opt to take an approved motorcycle rider training course in order to waive your on-bike skills test at the DOR office.
  • Otherwise, you will need to pass both the Class F and Class M written examinations and an on-bike skills test, as well as a vision screening, at a local DOR office.
  • If you are between the ages of 16-18, graduated driver’s license restrictions will apply to your Class M license.
  • This means that for the first six months you may not transport a passenger under the age of 19 who is not a member of your family. You also must adhere to a curfew and cannot drive between the hours of 1 a.m. to 5 a.m.

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