Motorcycle Manual in Nebraska

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SUMMARY: Motorcycle Manual in Nebraska

The Nebraska Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) offers the Motorcycle Operator Manual (REV 2011) as a guide to operating a motorcycle. Before getting your Class M license, you must pass a vision screening, written exam, and driving skills test. Study the motorcycle manual to prepare yourself for these tests.

Continue reading for more information about the Nebraska motorcycle manual.

About the NE Motorcycle Operator Manual

The Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF) joined forces with the Nebraska DMV to publish the Motorcycle Operator Manual (REV 2011), which contains information about traffic laws, safely riding practices, and motorcycle licensing.

What's in the Nebraska Motorcycle Manual?

The NE motorcycle operator handbook contains a range of information to help you get on the road with your first motorcycle license, including:

  • Road rules.
  • Safe riding practices.
  • NE motorcycle licensing procedures.
  • Vehicle registration laws in Nebraska.
  • How to inspect your motorcycle.
  • Appropriate protective gear.
  • Defensive driving techniques.

Reviewing the Motorcycle Operator Manual (REV 2011) is one of the best ways to prepare for the written exam you'll need to pass to obtain your motorcycle license. For further study, you can take a DMV motorcycle practice test or purchase a NE DMV study guide.

Nebraska DMV Written Motorcycle Exam

Before the Nebraska DMV will issue you a motorcycle license, you'll need to pass both a written knowledge and riding skills exam.

NOTE: If you successfully complete a “MSF: Basic Rider Course" in Nebraska, the DMV examiner may waive your written and road skills tests.

The Motorcycle Operator Manual (REV 2011) is designed to help you study for the written and driving tests. In fact, all the questions on the NE knowledge test are based on information and safe riding practices found in the motorcycle manual.

You may also want to consider taking an online motorcycle practice test before your exam to make sure you're ready.

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Free Motorcycle Practice Test Questions

Before visiting your local Nebraska DMV office to take a motorcycle knowledge exam to test your knowledge.

For more practice questions, try a full NE DMV motorcycle practice test.

Sample Nebraska Motorcycle Test Question #1

In Nebraska, the best time to flash your brake lights is when:

a) Another driver is following your vehicle too closely.
b) Your left and right turn signals are not functional.
c) You need to slow down abruptly.
d) You see a stop sign ahead.

(Answer: c)

Sample Nebraska Motorcycle Test Question #2

To prevent fatigue while riding your motorcycle in Nebraska, you should:

a) Dress warmly, and protect yourself from inclement weather.
b) Limit your distance.
c) Take frequent rest breaks on long rides.
d) All of the above.

(Answer: d)

Sample Nebraska Motorcycle Test Question #3

More than 50% of all motorcycle/car crashes are caused by:

a) Rainy weather.
b) When a vehicle is driving slower than the flow of traffic.
c) Other drivers entering a rider's right-of-way.
d) Poor tire inflation.

(Answer: c)

For additional practice test questions, see our Nebraska Motorcycle Practice Tests page.

Motorcycle Insurance Requirements

In Nebraska, you must carry liability insurance to help pay for the costs of property damage or bodily injury if you're involved in an at-fault accident. Here are the minimum coverage limits for motorcycles:

  • $25,000 for injury or death to 1 person.
  • $50,000 for injury or death to 2 people or more.
  • $25,000 per accident for property damage.

When you're ready to take the road skills test in Nebraska, you'll need to obtain a motorcycle insurance policy for the motorcycle used. In the Motorcycle Operator Manual (REV 2011), you'll find more details about other motorcycle testing requirements.

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