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1 Guam Motorcycle Permit & License Procedure A step by step guide to getting your Motorcycle Permit

2 Table of Contents I. Permit & License Procedures II. Sample Appointment Slip III. Study Guide (4 Pages) IV. Driver s License Results Online V. Sample Permit/License

3 Guam Motorcycle Permit Procedure Visit the Guam Department of Revenue and Taxation (DMV) office in Barrigada Hours of Operation: 8am 5pm Monday-Friday, excluding holidays Bring valid ID and original social security card Fill out application for new license before getting in line Check box for written exam and motorcycle license on application Present IDs and turn in paperwork to schedule the written exam Make sure to request a study guide while at the DMV Exam is offered once a week, on Fridays, at the University of Guam and you must make an appointment at the DMV beforehand. Exam costs $15 cash only Need to bring ID and paper slip saying you are taking the test The exam is difficult; please make sure to study the attached guide You need to arrive early for check in Exam registration is typically in the Professional and International Programs on the 2nd Floor of the Marc/Pip Building The results of the exam are available the following Wednesday at noon. Visit to see if you passed, only the people who passed will be posted for 1 week. Once you pass, go back to the Guam Department of Revenue and Taxation (DMV) office in Barrigada with valid ID, original social security card, and $10. After waiting in line you will receive your Guam Motorcycle Permit which is valid up to 1 year. Additionally, you can schedule your driving exam at this time if you choose. Sample Appointment Slip >>

4 Motorcycle Study Guide 1. Driving a motor vehicle on Guam is a privilege: Granted by the Territory according to the ruling of the courts. 2. Element that causes most motorcycle/motor scooter accident: Human 3. What dictates the speed you may travel: The posted speed limit. The basic speed law. How fast everyone is driving. (All the above) 4. To ensure that your physical condition does not cause you to drive in an unsafe manner, you should: Keep physically fit and have regular physical examinations. Know the effect/s of any medication/s you take. Drive within your physical limitations. (All the above) 5. is a major factor in accidents caused by motorcycles: Following too closely. 6. Most motorcycle crashes occur: At intersections 7. One of the biggest dangers facing motorcycle riders is: An oncoming car that turns left in front of you. 8. Most accidents involving motorcycles are due to: The experience of the motorcyclist. Another vehicle not seeing the motorcycle. (Both) 9. A primary cause of single vehicle motorcycle accidents: Motorcyclist running wide on a curve or turn and colliding with the roadway or a fixed object. 10. Motorists often misjudge the approach speed of motorcycles because: Motorcycles are hard to see. 11. When riding at night you should: Reduce your speed because it is harder to see something lying on the road. 12. When driving on bad roads, a motorcycle rider should take appropriate action by: Adjusting riding speed and techniques to the road conditions. (Only the above) 13. If your motorcycle starts to wander back and forth while riding over metal bridge gratings you should: Relax, stay on course, and ride straight across. 14. When you have to ride over an object, you should: Keep a straight course. 15. For loose roadway surfaces and unexpected debris: Reduce both speed and lean angle. 16. If you cannot avoid riding over a very slippery surface: Keep off the brakes, squeeze the clutch and coast through it. 17. What is the best way to stay out of trouble while riding a motorcycle: To see it coming by looking well ahead. 18. To practice defensive driving you should: Look well ahead of your vehicle and maintain a proper following distance. Be aware of the developing traffic situations around you. Look out for potential problems, children playing, cars coming out of driveways, and blind curves. (All of the above) 19. A motorcycle rider has an advantage over an automobile driver when passing parked vehicles because: A motorcycle rider can avoid the problems of opening doors, trash or objects being thrown out the windows of the parked vehicles, and people stepping out from between vehicles by driving in the left part of the lane. 20. In normal turns, the rider and motorcycle should lean together. In slow, tight turns you should: Lean the motorcycle only and keep your body straight. 21. The key to making an evasive maneuver is to: Get the motorcycle to lean quickly in the direction you wish to turn.

5 Motorcycle Study Guide 22. The key to making a quick turn is: Getting the cycle to lean quickly. 23. Before you change lanes, make sure you: Make a head check by turning your head and looking at traffic to the side. 24. If you plan to pass a vehicle, you should: Always pass to the left. 25. Signaling to make a turn: Is more important than when driving a car. 26. Pedestrians and animals in the road are potentially dangerous because they are: Unpredictable and make short quick moves. 27. If you have a tire Blow Out, you should: Grab the handle bars firmly, steer straight ahead and slow down gradually to a stop. (Shift your weight toward the good tire to relieve stress on the bad tire.) 28. When your motorcycle begins to Wobble, you should: Slow down and stop, get off the road, and check for the cause. (Can begin for many reasons like load imbalance, under or over inflated tires, or mechanical trouble. Be sure to brake fast and hard to stop the problem quickly. The Wobble usually occurs at high speeds.) 29. In the event of a stuck throttle, you should: Operate the engine cut-off system and pull in the clutch. 30. Motorcycling is much more tiring than driving a car. You can keep from getting too tired by: Protecting yourself from the elements, limiting your riding distance, and taking frequent rest breaks. 31. When following a vehicle in front of you: You should stay on the left side or the middle of the lane so that the driver of the car in front of you can see you with his rear view mirror. 32. In which of the following conditions are you not allowed to pass? Posted signs indicating no passing. Hill, curve, or solid line. At an intersection. (All of the above) 33. When approaching an intersection: Reduce your speed, choose a lane position that allows you to be seen by other motorists, cover brakes and clutch and maintain a cushion around in case you need to make an evasive maneuver. (If a vehicle can enter your path, always assume it will. The only eyes you can count on are yours, so do not depend on making eye contact with other motorist/s.) 34. When a driver of a vehicle is passing you, you should: Move to the center lane position. 35. The best way to discourage other motorists from sharing your lane is to: Keep a center-portion position. 36. The best way to help others on the road to see your motorcycle is to: Keep your headlights on at all times. 37. Due to natural force (Centrifugal force) pulling on a motorcycle, the best thing to do when entering a curve: Slow down before entering the curve and accelerate slightly while making the curve. 38. When entering a curve: Look through the curve to control direction. 39. Upshifting or downshifting in a curve: Should ONLY be done if it can be done smoothly. (Ride within your limits.) 40. When parking your motorcycle at a curb, park it at a: 90 degree angle. 41. What is the Two Second rule? The distance you should maintain between you and the vehicle in front of you. 42. To increase speed, you turn the throttle in and to decrease speed, you turn the throttle out: TRUE 43. It is permissible to carry a passenger if: Your rider is wearing a fastened helmet. Your vehicle/motorcycle is equipped to carry a passenger.

6 Motorcycle Study Guide 44. Passengers on motorcycles should: Sit as far forward as possible without crowding the driver. 45. To adjust for the added weight of the passenger you should: Allow greater following distance between vehicles. Operate at a reduced speed. 46. The Passenger on a motorcycle should tense his body when the bike is not turning and lean in the opposite direction of the operator in order not to disturb the balance of the motorcycle? FALSE 47. Best way/ fastest way to stop: Use both brakes at the same time. (NOT: Power-down, then use rear brakes. Front brakes only. Rear brakes only.) 48. Grabbing the front brake or jamming down on the rear brake: Can cause the brakes to lock. 49. It is a good idea to Blink the brake light when slowing down or turning: TRUE 50. The clutch lever is operated with the right hand and the brake lever is operated with the left hand: FALSE 51. When the clutch is squeezed toward the handle bar, the engine is disengaged from the transmission: TRUE 52. The front brakes have more stopping power than the rear brakes? TRUE 53. The front brakes account for: 70% of the motorcycles stopping power. 54. The rear brakes account for: 30% of the motorcycles stopping power. 55. You should use both brakes when you want to slowdown or stop? TRUE 56. The foot brake pedal operates both the front and rear brakes? FALSE 57. A motorcycle is capable of stopping in a shorter distance than other vehicles? TRUE 58. It is important to shift down through all the gears as you slow down or stop: In case you need to speed up quickly. 59. To avoid confusing other drivers you should: Make sure your turn signal turns off after you finish a turn. 60. How often are you supposed to check your bike s BRAKES, THROTTLE, CLUTCH, and TIRES? Daily (*Although mirrors are important and necessary, they are not needed to be checked daily.) 61. When an authorized emergency vehicle (Ambulance, police, fire equipment, etc.) is sounding a siren and/or displaying flashing blue or red lights, you must: Yield the right-of-way and immediately drive to a position parallel to, and as close as possible to, the right-hand edge or curb of the highway clear of any intersection and thereupon stop and remain in such position until such authorized emergency vehicle has passed. 62. Motorcyclists should give bicycles: The same rights and privileges as other motorists. 63. The Staggered Formation is used when riding motorcycles in groups: TRUE 64. When can you use the Staggered Formation? When entering or exiting a highway. 65. When Two vehicles enter an intersection (without a traffic light) from different streets or highways, who has the right of way: The vehicle that was there first. If the vehicles arrive at the same time, the one to the right. (Both) 66. How many mirrors are required: TWO (2)

7 Motorcycle Study Guide 67. The rear-view mirror should reflect a view of: 200 feet 68. What should you see in the rear-view mirror: About half of your lane and part of the next lane 69. A vehicle should never be parked closer to a fire hydrant than: 15 feet 70. How far from a curb should you park: No more than 18 inches. 71. When making a turn, signal at least: 100 ft before the initial turn. 72. What is the fastest speed limit allowed on Guam: 45mph 73. When carrying a load, you should: Keep the load low. Keep the load forward. Distribute the load evenly. (All of the Above) 74. DUI (Driving Under the Influence) is what kind of offense? Misdemeanor 75. Failure or unwilling to submit to a breath or blood test DUI: Suspension of driving privileges or forfeiture of license for six months. (Nowhere in the motorcycle handbook does it mention a dollar amount fine or jail time.) 76. When operation a motorcycle, appropriate protective clothing should be worn: At all times. 77. When operating a motorcycle, a protective helmet of approved manufacturer should be worn: At all times 78. You need to wear eye protection when: ALWAYS 79. When riding a motorcycle, appropriate protective clothing should be worn: ALWAYS 80. You may install strait pipes, open or cut-out mufflers: FALSE (They are illegal.) 81. What is the minimum age for a motorcycle license? To be effective, eye or face protection must: Be free of scratches, shatterproof, well-ventilated and securely fastened. 83. Protective eyewear: Needs to provide a clear view to either side. 84. If you wear glasses you must also wear: A face shield. 85. Yellow light: You should stop your vehicles, if you can do so without endangering other vehicles. 86. What is the correct hand signal for stop or slow down: Left arm at a right angle with your hand pointing toward the ground. 87. If you consume alcohol, even just one beer: The effects may still persist even after one or two hours, so never operate your motorcycle.

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