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.