12Getting a Motorcycle License Must have a valid motorcycle license or a motorcycle endorsement on an existing NJ basic or commercial licenseQualify for the motorcycle knowledge and driver’s testGDL license holders do not qualify
13How To Add a Motorcycle Endorsement to Your Driver’s License Step OneTake Basic Ridercourse TestRegister with approved motorcycle training providerTake motorcycle training courseStep TwoGet Course Completion Documents100% participation, must pass courseWill receive a stamped waiver form and completion cardStep ThreePass the 6 point ID verificationApply for motorcycle permitAt least 17 years oldPass vision testPay Fee
14Practice Riding and Road Test The MVC recommends that all applicants practice all riding skills. However, emphasis is placed on the following skills:1. Turning & Stopping:Examiner will evaluate an applicant’s ability to stay within the path of the turn without putting a foot downExaminer will evaluate stopping safely in a painted stop box without putting a foot down or skidding the vehicle
15Skills2. Cone Weave (U-Turn): Tests an applicant’s ability to control the motorcycleat low speed while weaving through cones and making a U-Turn in a designated area.The examiner will evaluate an applicant’s ability to stay within the path of travel without touching lines or cones and without putting a foot down.Cones are 12 feet apart with a two-foot offset.
16Skills3. Braking: Tests an applicant’s ability to safely brake quickly. An applicant will be evaluated on stopping distance in relation to speed of travel.4. Obstacle Swerve: Tests an applicant’s ability to swerve the motorcycle quickly to avoid an obstacle.An applicant will be evaluated on the ability to stay within the path of travel and turn quickly without touching a boundary line.
17An approved U.S. Department of Transportation helmet. Helmets are 37% effective at preventing deaths67% effective in preventing brain damage
18Motorcycle CheckTires. Keep tires in good condition. Check the tire pressure using a gauge. A tire may be underinflated without a noticeable change in appearance. Motorcycles do not handle properly if the air pressure is too low or too high. Check the owner’s manual for the right amount of air.Tire Tread. Worn or uneven tread can make the motorcycle hard to handle, particularly on wet pavement.Rims/Spokes. Check for bent, loose or damaged rims and spokes.Damage. Check for cuts or objects stuck to the tread. Also, check the sidewalls for cracks. A blowout on a motorcycle can be extremely dangerous.
19ControlsCables- Check for kinks or broken strands. If a cable breaks while riding, themotorcycle could become difficult to control and a crash could result.LightsTurn SignalTail and Brake Light.HornChain- Make sure the drive chain is properly adjusted and lubricated. Check themotorcycle owner’s manual for information regarding chain adjustment.Mirrors- Clean and adjust both mirrors before riding. It is difficult and dangerous to adjust a mirror while riding. Swing both mirrors far enough outward to show about half the lane behind and as much as possible of the lane to the side.Gas and Oil- Check gas and oil levels before riding. Running out of gas isinconvenient. It can also be dangerous as it makes leaving the road difficult. Lackof oil can seize an engine, causing the rear wheel to lock and loss of control.
21Angle Parking 5-6 feet away from parked cars Signal towards desired spotContinue driving forward until you cansee the center of the parking space you wish to enterSee center of space, turn the wheel sharply,about half a turn, and proceed slowly into the spaceWhen parked, straighten wheels out.
22K-Turn (3 point turnabout) Signal right/Pull overSignal left/Check trafficTurn left/Off brakeStop before curbPre-Cut the wheelSignal right/Check trafficIn reverseSignal left/2 cuts to the leftIn driveCheck traffic/Turn
23Parallel Parking Definition: parking the vehicle parallel to the curb Check your blind spotsSelect a space with ample roomFlash brake lights and signal right turnUse cautionBack slowly as you turn rightAim towards the right rear of the car
24Perpendicular Parking Definition: Parking vehicle at a right angle to the curbPosition vehicle as left as possibleSignal a right turn before parkingUse cautionCheck all blind spots, continue brakingFront bumper passes the rear tail lightStraighten wheels once you’ve entered
25Leaving a Perpendicular Space Look to the rear and sidesBack slowly with foot on the brakesUse cautionBack into the nearest lane and turn rightShift to forward gear and drive off
26What is the signs’ shape and meaning? RoundRailroad CrossingOctagonStopTriangleYieldVertical RectangleRegulatoryHorizontal RectangleGuidePentagonSchool ZonePennantNo PassingDiamondWarning
27What does the signs’ color mean? RedYellowOrangeStop, yield, or prohibitedWarningConstruction or detourBlueGreenBlackGuideRegulatoryMotorist service
28Regulatory Signs Signs that set limits or give commands These signs: Control trafficTell you about a lawIncluded are:Stop signsYield signsSpeed limit signsOthers: direct traffic, control parking and passing
29Warning SignsAlerts you to hazards or changes in the condition of the road aheadBe prepared to slow down or stop
30Warning Signs Continued Pedestrian or School-Zone SignsSchool-Zone sign with only two figures is posted within a block of a schoolSchool-crossing sign has lines that represent a sidewalk is posted near intersections or crossingsRailroad Advance Warning SignSlow down and be prepared to stop; check for trains and flashing red lights or crossing gatesConstruction SignsBe ready to slow, stop or drive around workers and equipment; follow directions from any workerSlow-Moving-Vehicle SignsWarns drivers when vehicle is traveling slower than other traffic
31Guide Signs Guide Signs Mark routes, intersections, service areas and other points of interestRoute Signs: county, state, U.S. and interstateOthers: information on destinations and miles ahead, highway services and recreation areas
32International Signs Convey information by symbols instead of words Drivers can travel from country to country and understand the meaning of these signs