Virginia DMV Motorcycle Permit Practice Test 2024

There are 25 questions on the Virginia 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 VA MC test.

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You are renting a motorcycle with convex mirrors that you are not familiar with. What should you do?

If you are not used to convex mirrors, you will think vehicles are farther away than they really are. Get familiar with your convex mirrors before you ride anywhere by practicing in a parking lot until you become a good judge of how objects appear in the mirrors.

You are forced to leave the road to check the motorcycle. Where should you stand?

If you need to leave the road to check the motorcycle, get as far off the road as you can. Motorcycles that are stopped by the side of the road can be very hard to see, so you want to give yourself as much space as you can to the road.

When you are being passed from behind by another vehicle:

You should remain in the center portion of your lane when being passed from behind by an oncoming vehicle. If you ride to the left, you will get too close to the vehicle, and riding too far to the right can invite the other drive to move back into your lane too early.

What skill(s) will you be asked to demonstrate on the motorcycle skills test?

The motorcycle skills test is a pass/fail test that requires the rider to demonstrate several skills. The purpose of the motorcycle skills test is to determine your ability to maneuver in normal traffic situations. One skill you will be asked to demonstrate is to do a serpentine ride, i.e. weaving through a row of traffic cones spaced 12 feet apart.

How should you position your motorcycle in the lane before passing?

To increase your line of sign and make you more visible before passing another vehicle, you can position yourself in the left portion of your lane. After checking the mirrors and blind spot, signal and move into the left lane, accelerate, and overtake the vehicle. Drive as quickly as you can through the blind spot. Signal again and look in your mirrors before returning to your original lane.

Why should you be careful when driving close to parked vehicles?

Riding near parked vehicles is especially dangerous for motorcycles as they may not be spottted even if the driver looks. In general, try to maximize the space around you by remaining in the center portion of the lane so you can avoid the more common accidents like doors opening, vehicles pulling out from the curb, or people that step out from between vehicles.

Which statement is true?

It’s not unusual for drivers to forget to signal (even though it is absolutely necessary!) or signal too late when changing lanes.

Try to determine in advance which vehicles may need to change lanes. For example, you can expect a vehicle that has just passed you using the left lane on the highway to soon merge back into your lane.

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.

Frequent mirror checks should:

Motorcycle riders must bve aware of what is going on around them to make safe decisions. Do not just focus on what is happening ahead, but also on what is happening behind and around you. Traffic conditions can change quickly.

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.

You should warn your passenger of which special condition(s)?

All of these special conditions may require the passenger to hold on so they don't fall off. Explain them before you start the trip.

How should you act when nearing an intersection with out-of-order traffic lights?

Treat out-of-order intersections like a 4-Way Stop i.e. like all vehicles approaching the intersection are facing STOP signs This means you must first come to a complete stop, and then apply the ‘right-of-way’ rules.

You're driving on an icy road and you see a sharp curve ahead. How should you use your brakes to slow down?

The big errors riders and drivers make in snow and on ice are; to over-power, to over-brake, or to over-steer. Use your brakes carefully and keep your speed steady and slow.

When riding on an interstate highway:

Interstate highway speeds are fast. As you’re riding fast, you need to look further ahead to give yourself more time to react and respond to potential hazards.

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

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

You arrive at a crash scene where a motorcyclist has been injured. When should you remove the motorcyclist’s helmet?

Don't remove a motorcyclist’s helmet unless it's essential. Removing hte helmet may worsen spinal/neck injuries.

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.

Why should you ride with your headlight on even during the day?

Motorcycles are small and difficult to spot. To increase your chances of being seen, use headlights even during the day.

Which of the following should you be the most careful of when it's cold outside?

Shaded areas tend to hide spots of ice as they freeze first on very cold and wet days. Shaded areas will also remain slippery for longer as the shade keeps ice from melting and moisture from evaporating. Keep in mind that sunny areas can get extremely slippery as well.

In terms of often or seldom used roads, it really depends on the weather. If it has been snowing a lot, roads with heavy traffic can pack the snow into a tight but slippery layer on the road, but snow plows will visit those roads more often than other roads.

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

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.

Is the Virginia Motorcycle Written Test Hard?

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Ace Your 2024 Virginia DMV Motorcycle Permit Test with Zutobi

Our unique teaching approach will ensure you can operate a motorcycle safely, and that you’re fully prepared for your written exam. Here’s how we can help:

  • Our different learning levels will keep you motivated and engaged as you earn points and level-up.
  • Our Virginia motorcycle practice tests simulate the real written test so there will be no surprises.
  • All the answers, along with explanations, are provided for our practice questions so you can learn from your mistakes.
  • From road signs to traffic laws, our material teaches you everything you need to know in order to keep you safe on the roads and help you pass your permit test.

How Can I Get My Motorcycle License in Virginia?

Once you’ve passed your test and earned your permit, here are your next steps to receiving your motorcycle license:

  • There are three different types of classes (Class M, M2, M3) you can add to your license depending on the type of vehicle you intend to operate.
  • If you are 18 or older, you must hold a motorcycle permit for at least 30 days before registering to take your road skills test.
  • You can take the Virginia Rider Training Program and receive a completion card that will act as your permit in conjunction with your driver’s license until you are eligible to apply for your license. With a training program card, your road skills test will be waived.
  • If you are under 18, you must hold a motorcycle permit for 9 months before you can apply for your license.
  • Once you are eligible to apply, you have the same options as above to receive your motorcycle license.

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