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Getting your motorcycle licence
Could you pass?

The rest of this handbook gives you information you will need to pass your tests and keep your driving privileges once you get your motorcycle licence. Here is a sample question that could appear on the written knowledge test:

When a group of motorcyclists is travelling together, the safest way to drive is: (choose one)

  1. Staggered formation
  2. Four side by side
  3. Three side by side
  4. In a group

The knowledge test may also ask you about:

  • Rules of the road
  • Traffic signs
  • Knowledge of motorcycle controls
  • Proper lane position
  • Steering control of a motorcycle
  • Motorcycle equipment requirements
  • Safety helmets
  • Carrying passengers or cargo
  • Handling dangerous surfaces
  • Downshifting of gears
  • Proper maintenance of your motorcycle

The road tests will test how well you use your knowledge. You will be tested on:

  • Starting, stopping and turning
  • Traffic signs and lights
  • Passing vehicles and driving in passing lanes
  • Travelling through controlled and uncontrolled intersections
  • Entering and exiting freeways (not applicable to road tests taken on limited-speed motorcycles, or mopeds)
  • Foreseeing hazardous conditions and being ready for them
  • Other safe driving practices

Make sure you read and understand the information in this handbook and The Official MTO Driver’s Handbook before you take your tests.