2023 South Carolina Motorcycle Permit Test
The following questions are from real DMV written motorcycle permit tests. These are some of the actual permit questions you will face in South Carolina when getting your motorcycle learners permit. Each motorcycle theory practice test question has three answer choices. Select one answer for each question and select "grade this section." You can find this button at the bottom of the drivers license quiz. For a complete list of questions and answers for South Carolina please visit https://cheat-sheets.dmv-written-test.com/en/south-carolina/motorcycle.
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1. When it starts to rain, it is usually best to:
Roads become slippery when it first starts raining, especially in the center strip of a lane. When rain starts, it is generally safest to ride in the tire tracks left by other vehicles. The left tire track is often best.
2. Riding directly alongside another vehicle is:
It is not advisable to ride beside passenger vehicles or trucks. Doing so may place you in another vehicle's blind spot and the driver could move into your lane without realizing you are there.
3. A sign that your rear tire has suddenly gone flat is that:
If the rear tire of a motorcycle goes flat, the back of the motorcycle may jerk or sway from side to side. If you experience this movement when riding your motorcycle, you should stop riding and check your tires as soon as possible.
4. When being followed by a tailgater, you should:
If you are being followed by a tailgater, you should ride in a way that encourages them to pass you. Riding at a higher speed may only result in them tailgating you at a higher speed, increasing the danger.
5. The gearshift is located:
The gearshift lever of a motorcycle is located in front of the left footrest and is operated by the rider's left foot.
6. You should operate the engine cut-off switch and pull in the clutch when:
If the throttle becomes stuck and you are unable to free it, immediately operate the engine cut-off switch and pull in the clutch at the same time. This will remove power from the rear wheel until you are able to safely leave the road and stop.
7. When entering a curve, you should always position your motorcycle: