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Old 08-05-2014, 08:23 PM   #1
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Do you know if the law has been changed that requires you to retake the written DL test & the MC written test in order to get a permit.

The reason I ask is the fellow who I go dirt riding with went to the DMV to get a MC permit and was told that he had to retake the DL written test as well as the MC written test.

It seem a bit strange but I have not been to the DMV in a long time, I got my MC back in 1974 and I just went in and took the written test then went out and did the ride around the loop in the parking lot.

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Old 08-05-2014, 08:44 PM   #2
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I accidentally let my MC license expire and when I went to the DMV I had to redo the car test also. Canot just take the MC test
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Old 08-05-2014, 09:58 PM   #3
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Do you know if the law has been changed that requires you to retake the written DL test & the MC written test in order to get a permit.

The reason I ask is the fellow who I go dirt riding with went to the DMV to get a MC permit and was told that he had to retake the DL written test as well as the MC written test.

It seem a bit strange but I have not been to the DMV in a long time, I got my MC back in 1974 and I just went in and took the written test then went out and did the ride around the loop in the parking lot.

Thanks
I can confirm I went thought the same BS a few years back. Had my DL for 14 years and went to get my permit and they made me retake my DL lic as well as the permit. Thankfully I passed both test, would have been a awkword drive home
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Old 08-06-2014, 06:36 AM   #4
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If the DMV says it needs to be done,they are unlikely to be swayed by ADV inmates thoughts or theorys.
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Old 08-06-2014, 07:54 AM   #5
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When I went to get my MC license, I was surprised that I needed to retake the DL test and failed it for answering too cautiously on a few questions about speed limits in special zones. I took a deep breath, scanned through the DL handbook, and passed it 10 minutes later.

When my wife went last year, she was really worried about losing her DL while trying to get the MC. We researched and found out that you can withdraw your application for MC licence after the second fail, and wait before re-applying, to avoid that. She ended up passing the first time.
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Old 08-06-2014, 11:14 AM   #6
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Thanks for the info.
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Old 08-06-2014, 12:33 PM   #7
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Now you guys got me nervous. I haven't retaken the written or driving test since I got my drivers license at 17. Got M1 lic. at 29. I'm 48.

All I've done is go in two or three times for a new picture. Not even an eye exam, I'll be getting an eyeglasses required endorsement next time they check
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Old 08-06-2014, 04:38 PM   #8
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Had to retake commercial, tank, air brake and haz mat tests in addition to MC and regular tests when I first got the MC endorsement
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Old 08-06-2014, 05:37 PM   #9
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Had to retake commercial, tank, air brake and haz mat tests in addition to MC and regular tests when I first got the MC endorsement
Im guessing because they make money off each test.
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Old 08-06-2014, 05:44 PM   #10
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Old 08-06-2014, 08:59 PM   #11
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Somewhat of a similar situation but I have an out of state license and went in to get a MC license and they told me that I had to take both driver and MC written tests. Luckily I passed both on my first try.

If you are nervous about the MC written test and I know this is unethical but check out youtube for sample written tests.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9MXh9oBORF0
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wlmhZn8jmrM

Here a sample driver written test
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0JrSZG39yes
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Old 08-06-2014, 10:11 PM   #12
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Do you know if the law has been changed that requires you to retake the written DL test & the MC written test in order to get a permit.

The reason I ask is the fellow who I go dirt riding with went to the DMV to get a MC permit and was told that he had to retake the DL written test as well as the MC written test.

It seem a bit strange but I have not been to the DMV in a long time, I got my MC back in 1974 and I just went in and took the written test then went out and did the ride around the loop in the parking lot.

Thanks
Yes you have to do both. I would also suggest actually reading the car manual. They've added a lot of questions about cell phones and other bits of law not necessarily related to driving.
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