2022 Virginia 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 Virginia 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 Virginia 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 Virginia please visit https://cheat-sheets.dmv-written-test.com/en/virginia/motorcycle.

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1. When approaching an intersection, a motorcyclist should not:

Explanation
As you approach an intersection, select a lane position that will make you the most visible to other drivers and cover the clutch and both brakes to reduce your reaction time. Reduce your speed when approaching an intersection. Avoid changing your speed or position radically as doing so may cause surrounding drivers to misinterpret your intentions.

2. For an operator, a helmet is:

Explanation
In Virginia, motorcycle operators and passengers are required to wear helmets. A proper safety helmet is a rider's best defense against head and neck injuries in the event of an accident.

3. When being passed from behind, which portion of the lane should you ride in?

Explanation
When being passed, the center portion of the lane is generally the safest lane position for a motorcyclist. Riding on the side nearest the passing vehicle increases the risk of colliding with it. Riding on the side farthest from the passing vehicle can also be dangerous because it may prompt the driver to return to your lane before it is safe to do so.

4. The best way to stay out of trouble while riding a motorcycle is to:

Explanation
To avoid running into dangerous situations while riding, you should consistently scan the road well ahead of your motorcycle. Watch the road ahead to identify and react to potential hazards before meeting them.

5. A plastic, shatter-resistant face shield:

Explanation
A plastic, shatter-resistant face shield provides protection for your entire face. A windshield is not an adequate substitute for a good face shield.
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