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To earn your motorcycle license in New York State, you must pass a knowledge test and an on-cycle skills test. The NYS knowledge test questions are based on information from the New York DMV Driver's Manual and the New York Motorcycle Manual. They require that you know and understand road rules, road signs, driving laws and safe riding practices. The New York motorcycle test consists of 20 questions. A score of at least 14 (70%) is required to pass.
1. Drivers often fail to see a motorcycle headed toward them. Why?
It is hard to judge how far away a motorcycle is.
All the other answers are correct.
Motorcycles are hard to see.
It is difficult to judge a motorcycle's speed.
2. Surfaces that provide poor traction include:
multi-lane roads.
roads in residential areas.
pavement after it starts to rain.
exit lanes.
3. When you are being passed from behind, which lane position should you ride in?
4. Wearing a face shield while riding:
is prohibited at night.
is less effective than wearing glasses.
is the best form of face and eye protection.
is a legal requirement for riders under the age of 21.
5. When you check your tires, what are you checking for?
Tire pressure
Tread wear
Cuts and scrapes
All of the above.
6. A motorcycle passenger should:
lean in the opposite direction of the motorcycle.
keep both feet on the pegs, even when the motorcycle is stopped.
hang on to the rider's arms.
avoid using footpegs.
7. The best way to carry cargo on a motorcycle is to:
distribute the load evenly.
keep the load low.
fasten the load securely with elastic cords.
All of the above.
8. When packing your motorcycle, you should pack heavier items:
in the front of the tank bag.
on the sissy bar.
in a backpack.
on a luggage rack behind you.
9. Motorcycle riders should apply both the front and rear brakes:
every time they stop.
when preparing to turn at an intersection.
only in school zones.
10. Which of the following is a common factor in motorcycle collisions?
Seasonal changes
Bad drivers
Traffic signals
Not being seen
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NY DMV Motorcycle Test

Number of questions: 20
Correct answers to pass:14
Passing score:70%
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