North Dakota DOT Motorcycle Permit Practice Test 2024

There are 25 questions on the North Dakota DOT 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 ND MC test.

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At a railroad crossing with two tracks, should you assume that you can proceed after one train has passed?

Another train may come after the first train. Don’t proceed before you’ve checked for trains in BOTH directions.

When you’re driving on a two-way street with a center turn lane:

Center turn lanes are there to ease left turns for vehicles from both directions. Don’t use it for passing!

If you are group riding, which of the following is NOT an example of when you should move into a single formation?

When group riding, you should never ride directly alongside another rider as there will be no place to go if you spot a hazard on the road. You can either ride in a staggered formation (like a zig-zag line) or a single-file formation. These formations are good for different things, so you may have to shift formation frequently.

Which of the following is true?

You should know that most collisions happen on short trips that are less than five miles long, and most accidents occur at less than 30 mph. So wear a helmet even if you are only traveling a short distance or at a low speed!

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.

Everything appears _____ in the convex "bugeye/fisheye" mirrors used on some motorcycles

Some motorcycles use convex mirrors to provide a wider view of the road behind the motorcycle than flat mirrors. Convex mirrors make everything appear smaller and farther away than they really are.

Which of the following increases the risk of hydroplaning?

The tread depth is worn along with the tire, and less tread depth increases the risk of hydroplaning.

Should you be prepared to yield even if you have a green light?

Other drivers may do something reckless or illegal. Therefore, you should always be ready to stop even if you have the right-of-way.

In collisions with motorcyclists, drivers often say ______?

After collisions with motorcycels, drivers often claim that they did not see the motorcycle at all. This can be explained by the motorcycle's smaller outline that is much harder to spot than a car. In addition, drivers often glance in their mirrors to look for vehicles and may miss the small outline of the motorcycle. Wear bright or reflective clothing to help others see you - or anything else you can do to increase visibility.

If the front tire goes flat, your steering will feel:

A flat front tire will make steering feel heavy. A flat front tire is more dangerous than a flat rear tire as it will affect your steering.

How much braking comes from the front wheel / brakes?

About 3/4 of all braking pressure comes from the front brakes. Remember to use both the front and rear brakes to come to a stop the quickest.

You're taking a medicine that causes drowsiness. You start feeling better, but you still need to take the medicine. Should you ride?

If taking medicine that makes you drowsy, you aren't fit to drive or ride a motorcycle. Check with your doctor if unsure. Never put other road users, your passengers or yourself at risk.

You’re riding relatively slowly in the left-most lane on the expressway with vehicles approaching from behind at a higher speed. What should you do?

The left-most lane is the ‘passing’ lane that should only be used briefly to pass slower-moving vehicles in the other lanes. If vehicles are approaching from behind at a higher speed, change lanes as soon as safe.

Before changing lanes, it’s not enough to check your surrounding using ONLY your mirrors. You also have to:

Before changing lanes, don’t forget to check the blind spot! The blind spot is the area you can’t see by just using your mirrors, so a vehicle may be hidden there.

When should you consider increasing the tire pressure?

There are a number of situations when you may need to increase the tire pressure, such as when carrying a heavy load. Remember that a tire pressure below the proper level will lead to reduced traction when braking and poor performance.

Motorcyclists are allowed to place a transponder or other electronic payment device:

Certain toll highways use transponders or electronic payment devices to detect riders as they pass the toll station. Refer to your local toll highway for instructions on how their toll reader system works.

In general, you may place the payment device in a number of locations as long as the toll reader can detect the device. These locations are: in your pocket; in a storage compartment, on the windshield, on the license plate device, or inside a cycle net draped across the gas tank.

Most motorcycle collisions involve riders who:

The front brake provides about 75% of the braking power. If you underbrake the front tire, and overbrake the rear, it's likely you won't have enough braking power to stop in time. You should use both the front and rear brakes when emergency braking. Just be careful to not slam the front brakes as it may lead to you flying over the motorcycle - practice, practice, practice!

Which lane must you use to turn left? The ____ or any lane permitting a left turn.

It’s very dangerous to turn from the wrong lane. Make sure to position yourself in the correct lane well in advance. In this case, you should begin the turn from the left-most lane or any lane permitting a left turn.

You’re being passed. What should you do?

Don’t increase your speed while being passed. If possible, you should keep to the right and leave space in front of your motorcycle so the other driver can return to the right lane after passing.

Correctly adjusting your mirrors will:

Make sure your mirrors are correctly adjusted and clean. Otherwise, you won’t be able to scan properly. Adjusting your mirrors will not remove your blind spots, but it will minimize them.

Is the North Dakota Motorcycle Written Test Hard?

If you just stick to the manual as your only study tool, it might be a harder test than it needs to be. But we are confident that if you use Zutobi as your study tool, your test will be easier than you expect! Our material is specifically designed to be easy to learn and easy to remember. Zutobi ensures you learn the proper information to earn a passing score on your permit test in a way that is productive and useful.

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  • Our motorcycle permit practice tests simulate the real written exam, so you won’t be surprised by trick questions.
  • We provide answers and explanations to all our practice multiple choice questions so you can check your answers and learn from your mistakes.
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How Can I Get My Motorcycle License in North Dakota?

Once you’ve passed your permit test and are ready to earn your license, here are your next steps:

  • If you are under 16, enrollment and completion of a Basic Rider Course is required in order to apply for a motorcycle permit.
  • If you are 14-15 years old, you must hold a motorcycle permit for two months before applying for a license.
  • License restrictions only allow 14-15-year-old riders to operate a 250cc motorcycle with a proper helmet.
  • If you are 16-18 you can apply for a motorcycle license as soon as you pass your on-road skills test.
  • For all age groups, if a certificate of completion of a basic rider course is presented the skills test can be waived.

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