How To Get A Delaware Motorcycle License
Delaware law dictates that anyone who drives a motor-driven vehicle that is two or three-wheeled need a motorcycle endorsement. If you are over the age of 18 you must pass both a written examination and road skills test first. Those under 18 can also get their license but they will have to jump through a few more hoops such as completing a Driver Education class, have written permission from a parent or guardian, and complete 12 months of supervised driving experience with a motorcycle permit. A good first step to practicing on a motorcycle is first obtaining your permit. Passing the written portion of the exam is the only part required. Permits are valid for six months and can be extended once for another six. Multiple restrictions are put on these permits such as no passengers, no night driving, and an approved helmet must be worn.
Delaware motorcycle safety classes can help you pass both portions of the motorcycle exam. These range from novice to more experienced, with special classes dedicated to 3-wheel drivers. In these courses, you will go over all the bits of how a motorcycle works, what you need to do as a driver, and some important considerations when driving. You'll learn both in the classroom and out of it. Those who complete this course will get a certificate that can be turned in proving that you passed the examination needed for the motorcycle endorsement. Look over the list of classes to see which one fits you best.
If you just moved to Delaware and already have your motorcycle endorsement from another state you can waive the knowledge and skills portion of Delaware's motorcycle license testing. Contact your local DMV for more information.
Delaware Motorcycle License Test Tips
The Knowledge portion of the exam sets out to make sure you are familiar with all the techniques and skills that go with operating a motorcycle while also testing you on basic traffic guidelines. Using this site will get you familiar with the information on this test so you can quickly pinpoint the correct answer to the questions. Questions range from all portions of the operator’s manual and consist of 25 questions of which 20 need to be answered correctly. These questions are multiple choice, with only one correct answer per.
Once the knowledge portion of the examination has been passed you’ll need to get through the on-cycle skills test. This brief test will team you up with an examiner that will make sure you are capable of doing some of the basic skills of driving a motorcycle like accelerating, breaking, sharp turns, swerving, and so forth. At no point will a testee be asked to do anything illegal or dangerous. All participants must have passed the written exam, bring their own motorcycle, and have the proper safety gear. To sign up for a test and for more information check the motorcycle section of the Delaware DMV.
Information on the Delaware Division of Motor Vehicles
The DMV is responsible for testing student drivers and licensing all drivers. To schedule your licensing examination or get more information contact them via:
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Additional Delaware Motorcycle License Helpful Links
Please use the links below to learn more about helpful topics related to the Delaware motorcycle license test or other motorcycle license related topics.
- Delaware Motorcycle Rider Handbook
- Delaware Drivers License Practice Test
- Delaware CDL Practice Test