New Jersey MVC Motorcycle Permit Practice Test 2022

There are 50 questions on the New Jersey MVC motorcycle test, and you will need to answer at least 40 correctly to get a passing score (80%). The questions in our sample tests are nearly identical to those on the official NJ MC test.

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Which position in the lane is usually the best to be seen in the rearview mirrors of the driver in front?

AIn the left portion of your lane
In the center portion of your lane
CIn the right portion of your lane

To be seen in the rearview mirror of the vehicle in front and prevent other drivers from sharing your lane, the center lane position is usually the best.

Riding with under-inflated tires will ______ the risk of tire blowout.

CWon't affect

Riding with under-inflated tires will increase the risk of tire blowout. Remember to check your tires air pressure and the tire tread depth regularly.

Where must you stop at an intersection with a STOP sign and a STOP line?

ABefore the STOP sign
Before the STOP line
CAfter the STOP line, but before entering the intersection

Stop before the STOP line. Always come to a complete stop when facing a STOP sign or line.

Are all motorcycle mirrors the same?


There are both flat and convex mirrors. If you are not used to convex mirrors, you should get familiar with them before you ride. Convex mirrors provide a wider view of the road behind the motorcycle than flat mirrors, but makes everything appear smaller and farther away than they really are.

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.

Correctly adjusting your mirrors will:

ARemove all blind spots
Help you scan the surroundings properly and minimize the blind spots
CImprove the aerodynamic properties of the vehicle

Make sure your mirrors are correctly adjusted and clean so you can scan properly. However, even correctly adjusted mirrors have blind spots that must be checked by doing a shoulder check.

Does the stopping distance increase in wet conditions?

CYes, but only on gravel or dirt roads

The stopping distance increases significantly in wet conditions, regardless of the road. Always adjust your speed in wet conditions to ensure that you have enough time to stop if necessary.

Your vehicle will use more fuel when:

The tires are under-inflated
BThe tires are of different makes and brands
CThe tires are over-inflated

Check your tire pressure frequently. Low tire pressure will increase the rolling resistance and therefore your vehicle will need to work harder to compensate.

A car has just passed you and cut in sharply in front of you. What should you do?

ASound your horn and flash your headlights
BBrake hard
Ease off the accelerator

If another vehicle cuts in sharply, ease off the accelerator and drop back to allow a safe following distance. Avoid overreacting by swerving or braking hard as you can lose control of your motorcycle or cause a crash.

You have to communicate to your passenger to tighten his or her hold when:

AApproaching surface problems
BYou are about to start from a stationary position
CYou are about to make a sudden move
All of the above

There are many situations you must warn your passenger to tighten his or her hold, such as the ones described here. Describe these situations for your passenger before the trip so he or she will know what to look for and to listen for your instructions as you ride. The passenger may not hear you during the trip so a lot of responsibility is on the passenger to hold tight in the right situations.

If you are forced to ride over an object on the road:

Stop and check your tires, drive chain, and rims for damage before continuing
BContinue unless you can see or hear that something is wrong
CPull off the road and hitch a ride home

Motorcyclists must be especially careful if they ride over an object that can damage the tires or get stuck in the drive chain or belt. Always pull off the road and double-check that everything is OK before continuing.

During which hours are you and other drivers most likely to be involved in sleep-related accidents?

AAfter a long day at work
BDuring early morning
CDuring the weekends
At hours when you would normally be sleping

If you’re riding or driving when you would normally be sleeping, you're much more likely to nod off or fall asleep. Avoid fatigue by taking breaks regularly and not riding if you're tired. Every year almost 100,000 crashes are caused by drivers falling asleep across the U.S.

What should you think about when riding with others?

AStay as close together as possible so cars do not enter the space between
Ride in a manner that promotes safety
COnly the lead rider has to stop at a stop sign, the rest can just follow along

Group riding must be done in a way that promotes safety. Keep in mind that each rider has to follow traffic signals and traffic control devices independetly, not just the lead rider.

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

Check the blind spot
BHonk your horn if there are multiple vehicles nearby, as you can’t count on other drivers seeing your signal lights
CGive a hand signal

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 there may be a vehicle hidden from view in the blind spot.

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

ARiding or driving with your headlights on for too long, which makes them overheat
Riding or driving so fast that you can’t stop within the distance lit up by your headlights
CRiding or driving with your high-beam headlights activated when there is oncoming traffic

To ‘over drive’ your headlights means that you won’t be able to stop within the area lighted up by your headlights. For example, if you’re riding 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.

To keep a group together, who should set the pace?

AThe lead rider
The tail rider
CAnyone with experience

The tail rider can monitor all riders in front and set a pace that works. If you keep an eye on the rider behind, the entire group will be able to adjust speed if a rider falls behind.

What does it mean that alcohol is a depressant?

AAlcohol sharpens your senses
BAlcohol doesn’t affect your reaction time
Alcohol makes you tired, overconfident, slows your brain function etc.
DAlcohol increases your hazard perception skills

Alcohol makes you tired and slower in general, hence the name depressant. It negatively affects your riding abilities in many different ways. For example, alcohol reduces your ability to cope with several things simultaneously such as responding to traffic signals or avoiding pedestrians on the road. As little as one alcoholic drink can significantly affect your performance.

From the perspective of a car driver, why should you look carefully for motorcyclists when waiting to turn at an intersection?

AThey usually travel faster than cars
Motorcyclists may be hidden from view
CMotorcyclists have right-of-way

Look carefully for motorcyclists at intersections or whenever entering a road, as they can be difficult to spot. Be extra careful if there are parked vehicles or other obstructions restricting your view.

You want to pass the vehicle in front of you, but you’re approaching a curve with limited visibility. What should you do?

ABegin passing immediately and try to complete the maneuver before reaching the curve
Wait until after the curve before you attempt to pass
CPass, but be prepared to fall back into the right lane if you spot oncoming traffic

Don’t pass near any curve, crest or hill with limited visibility! Even if you think the road is clear, there may be oncoming traffic hiding just behind the curve. You can pass after the curve if the road is clear.

When approaching a curve:

ATake road quality into consideration
BTake the sharpness of the curve into consideration
CPosition your vehicle correctly before reaching the curve
All of the above

You must determine a safe speed for the curve beforehand, and slow down accordingly. Consider the road quality, the sharpness of the curve, and the weather condition on approach. Remember that braking in a curve may cause your motorcycle to skid.

Is the New Jersey Motorcycle Written Test Hard?

With the manual as your only study tool, your permit test might be harder than it needs to be. With Zutobi, however, it can be easier: our material is specially designed to be easy to remember. Our bite-sized pieces of information are less overwhelming than the chunky text blocks in the manual, and our useful visuals break up the language to give you context.

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  • New Jersey practice tests that look like the real motorcycle written test to fully prepare you for exam day.
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  • Answers and explanations to all of our questions to help you learn from your mistakes.
  • Test-relevant material that will help you pass and keep you safe, from traffic laws to road signs.

How Can I Get My Motorcycle License in New Jersey?

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

  • There are three different types of motorcycle licenses you can receive in New Mexico based on your age. They all require applicants to pass an initial written knowledge test.
  • The Class M 13+ license allows those 13-15 with parental consent to ride a motorcycle 100cc or less. Applicants must first pass a Basic Rider Course, and no passengers are allowed at any time.
  • The Class M 15+ allows anyone 15-17 to ride any motor vehicle. A rider safety course is not required, although if taken and passed, the skills test can be waived at the time of application. Parental consent is required.
  • The Class M 18+ license allows anyone 18 or older to operate a motorcycle. Again, a rider course is only required if you wish to waive your DMV skills test.
  • All applicants will also be required to pass a vision test.

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