West Virginia DMV Motorcycle Permit Practice Test 2022

There are 25 questions on the Virginia DMV motorcycle test, and you will need to answer at least 19 correctly to get a passing score (76%). The questions in our sample tests are nearly identical to those on the official WV MC test.

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What to expect on the official WV motorcycle permit test
Number of questions:
25
Correct answers needed to pass:
19
Passing score:
76%
Minimum age to apply:
16years
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Questions

What is the cause of many crashes in foggy conditions?

ADistracted drivers
Driving too fast
CAnimals on the road

You should be able to stop within the distance that you are able to see. If you can’t, it may be too late to avoid a crash by the time you spot a hazard. Slow down, increase the following distance and put your headlights on low-beam when driving in fog.

The BAC limit for motorcyclists is:

ALower than for car drivers
The same as for car drivers
CHigher than for car drivers

The BAC limit also applies to motorcyclist riders. The BAC limit is 0.08 for drivers 21 years old or older, but you may be affected at a much lower BAC and be an unsafe rider after as little as one alcoholic beverage.

On wet roads, how can you tell if your tires are losing their grip on the road surface?

AThe steering will feel very heavy
BThe engine noise will increase
The steering will feel very light

If your steering suddenly feels very light in wet conditions, the tires may have lifted off the surface of the road and "surf" on top of the water. In case of hydroplaning, stop accelerating but don’t brake until your steering returns to normal.

Who has priority at out-of-order traffic lights?

ATraffic going straight
BTraffic turning left
Nobody

Nobody has priority at out-of-order traffic lights. They should be treated as a ‘4-way stop’.

How can you signal to drivers behind to let them know that you will be slowing down or stopping?

AForcefully press the brakes to slow down by 20-30 mph so drivers behind understand they too have to slow down
Gently tap the brakes a few times so the brake lights activate
CActivate your emergency flashers

Drivers behind may not expect you to slow down, so you want to give some sort of warning before coming to a stop. By gently tapping the brakes a few times you will activate the brake lights and give a queue to drivers behind that you intend to slow down. Do not forcefully slow down as that will only increase the risk of an accident.

Eco driving means that you're trying to drive or ride in an eco-friendly way. Which of the following would count as 'eco driving'?

Using higher gears whenever possible
BUsing lower gears as often as possible
CBraking and accelerating frequently
DTrying to avoid engine braking

Generally speaking, higher gears = less fuel consumption. The first gear is by far the worst, so try to shift into a higher gear as soon as possible. All that being said, you must remember that traffic safety is always the first priority. If you need to brake hard in order to stop for a red traffic light or pedestrian, you should never worry about engine braking or riding/driving eco-friendly.

Will you use the road most efficiently when you pair up (ride alongside another) rider?

AYes
No

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.

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.

Tinted eye protection or tinted face shields:

Should not be used when little light is available
BShould not be used during the day
CShould not be used when it is raining

A motorcyclist needs maximum visibility to avoid hazardous situations such as potholes on the road surface. Do not drive with tinted glasses or a tinted face shield at night or when little light is available.

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.

In which direction should you look first when arriving at an intersection?

Left, because that’s where the most immediate danger is coming from
BIt depends on the direction you’re turning
CIt doesn’t matter

The most immediate danger will come from the left, so you should always look to the left first. Afterward, look right and then left again to see if you missed any vehicles on the first glance. In short, this means that you should look left-right-left before proceeding.

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.

Which of the following is true?

AYour resistance to alcohol becomes stronger the more you drink
You should not ride after drinking any amount of alcohol
CAlcohol heightens your reflexes and improves your judment

Alcohol will affect each rider in a different way, but in general you will begin to feel affected almost immediately. Alcohol affects your coordination, judgment, reflexes, and much more. It will make you an unsafe rider within minutes of consumption. Do NOT ride if you have been drinking - even if you are below the legal BAC limit.

How will your steering be affected if your rear tire goes flat?

ASteering will feel heavy
The rear of the motorcycle will sway or jerk from side-to-side
CThe rear of the motorcycle will be easier to control

If your rear tire gos flat, the back of the motorcycle may sway or jerk from side to side. If the front tire goes flat, your steering will feel heavy.

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.

A law enforcement officer signals for you to proceed through a traffic light intersection against a red light. What should you do?

Follow the officer’s instructions
BWait for the traffic light to change to green before proceeding

When a law enforcement officer is directing traffic, you must obey the officer irrespective of other signs/signals.

You are riding on a wet road. Which brake(s) should you use to stop?

AThe front brake
BThe rear brake
Both brakes

Use both brakes for maximum stability and braking pressure when stopping on wet roads. Also, increase the following distance to account for the increase in braking distance. Plan ahead so you can break in good time.

What should motorcycle passengers do?

AHelp balance the motorcycle by putting down their feet at each stop
BHold on only when specifically asked to by the rider
Sit as far forward as possible without crowding the rider

Passengers must hold on at all times, not just when asked to by the rider, and should keep their feet firmly placed on the foot rests even when stopped. They should be positioned as far forward as possible without crowding the rider.

Before passing another vehicle:

AEstimate how much time and distance the maneuver will require
BLook for oncoming vehicles and check how traffic moves behind you
CLook ahead for hazards
All of the above

Passing is a complicated maneuver requiring both skill and experience. Before passing, look ahead for oncoming vehicles, the road conditions (e.g. cracks or potholes), and estimate if you can complete the maneuver safely. If safe - signal, check the blind spot and begin with the maneuver.

In which of the following places will ice tend to develop faster than other areas?

AOn roads without any shade
BOn bridges, overpasses, or in sunny areas
On bridges, overpasses, or in low or shaded areas

Bridges and shaded areas tend to hide spots of ice as they freeze first on very cold and wet days. Overpasses and bridges aren’t warmed up by the earth (like the rest of the road). Shaded areas will also remain slippery for longer as the shade keeps ice from melting and moisture from evaporating.

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  • Our West Virginia motorcycle practice tests simulate the real DMV written knowledge test to help you prepare completely and confidently for your actual test.
  • We provide answers and explanations to all of our questions so you can learn from your mistakes.
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  • From road signs to traffic laws, you will learn all of the information you need to know to pass your test and stay safe out on the West Virginia country roads (que John Denver).

How Can I Get My Motorcycle License in West Virginia?

After you have taken and passed your permit test, here is what you need to do next to get your motorcycle license:

  • You can apply for a motorcycle endorsement on an existing, valid West Virginia driver’s license, or you can apply for a motorcycle only license that permits you to only operate a motorcycle and no other motorized vehicle.
  • If you are under the age of 18, you must have a valid level II graduated driver’s license before you can obtain a motorcycle permit.
  • Your instructional permit allows for 90 days of practice driving before you apply for your license.
  • Your instructional permit will not expire until 30 days after you turn 18. However, if it does expire, you will have to retake the written test.
  • You can earn your motorcycle license by completing both the written test and a skills test at the DMV. Written tests are offered daily, however, skills tests are only offered on certain days and applicants must schedule their test beforehand.
  • OR, you can pass the written test and elect to take a state approved motorcycle training course. If you complete and pass the course, your skills test will be waived.

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