2022 South Carolina Motorcycle Permit Test 11

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.. Read More

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 starting your motorcycle, the engine should be in:

Explanation
Make sure your motorcycle's transmission is in neutral before you start the engine. Most motorcycles have a neutral indicator on the speedometer that lights up when the ignition switch is on and the cycle is in neutral.

2. Your lane position should do all of the following, except:

Explanation
A properly chosen lane position should provide a number of benefits, including an increased ability to see others and to be seen. It should help you avoid wind blasts, other drivers' blind spots, and surface hazards. Your lane position should discourage other drivers from trying to share your lane and provide you with an escape route, should a hazard arise.

3. If your rear wheel locks up while you are stopping on a surface with good traction, you should:

Explanation
If you accidentally lock the rear wheel while stopping on a surface with good traction, you can keep it locked until you have completely stopped. Even with a locked rear wheel, you can control your motorcycle if it is upright and traveling in a straight line.

4. You should pick a lane position that:

Explanation
Position yourself in the portion of the lane where you are most likely to be seen by other road users and where you can maintain a space cushion around your motorcycle. There is no single lane position that is always best and no single lane position that should always be avoided. A responsible rider adjusts their position as conditions change.

5. The helmet of a person who is under the age of 21:

Explanation
In South Carolina, any motorcycle operator or passenger under the age of 21 must wear an approved motorcycle helmet. Helmets must be equipped with either a neck or chin strap and be reflectorized on both sides with at least four square inches of reflectorized material, provided the helmet is not constructed of a reflectorized material.

6. Motorcycles may pass on the right:

Explanation
Motorcyclists may pass on the right if there is unobstructed pavement with a width of at least eight feet to the right of the vehicle being passed. Motorcyclists, and other drivers, should never leave the road to pass another vehicle.

7. As you consume more alcohol, your ability to safely ride:

Explanation
The skills a person needs to ride safely decrease as the amount of alcohol consumed increases. If you have consumed alcohol in any amount, it is safest not to ride your motorcycle.
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