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Alabama MOTORCYCLE DMV Practice Test 10

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1. When choosing a jacket for protection, you should ensure that it:
Fits loosely and flaps in the wind.
Fits snugly enough that it does not flap in the wind.
Is it not made of leather or another sturdy material.

When riding, you should choose pants and a jacket made of leather or another sturdy material. They should fit you snugly enough that they do not flap in the wind, but also loosely enough that they let you move freely.

2. When buying a motorcycle helmet, you should be most concerned about the helmet's:

Protection should be your first consideration when buying a motorcycle helmet.

3. Alcohol begins to affect the body:
Within minutes of being consumed.
About an hour after being consumed.
About two hours after being consumed.

Alcohol does not need to be digested to enter the bloodstream. It is able to reach the brain and begin to affect the drinker's body within minutes of being consumed.

4. Hearing protection:
Is not needed when the rider is wearing a helmet.
Is only recommended for long trips.
Should be used on all rides.

Exposure to engine and wind noise can damage your hearing, even if you are wearing a helmet. Wearing hearing protection while riding is always a good idea.

5. A person riding a motorcycle:
May carry a small package in one hand.
May carry a package with their hands if it does not obstruct their view.
May not carry a package with their hands.

In Alabama, it is illegal to operate a motorcycle while carrying anything that prevents you from keeping both hands on the handlebars.

6. Motorcycles:
Do not have blind spots since they are so small.
Have blind spots.
Are easily seen by other drivers.

Motorcycles have blind spots just like other vehicles. A rider should always turn their head to check for traffic in their blind spot before changing lanes.

7. Pick a lane position that:
Helps you avoid road hazards.
Hides you from other road users.
Places you directly next to another vehicle.

Choose a lane position that helps you avoid road hazards. Make sure you maintain a safe cushion of space around your motorcycle at all times.

8. Passengers should:
Look over their shoulder when taking a turn or curve.
Never hold onto the rider.
Sit as far back as possible.

Before mounting, you should ask your passenger to look over your shoulder in the direction of any turn or curve that you may take. Doing so will help you and your bike to lean in the appropriate direction.

9. A DOT-compliant helmet:
Severely limits your vision.
Allows you to see as far to the sides as is necessary for safe riding.
Can become a hazard to the rider.

While some people believe that a helmet will limit their vision, this is not the case. Any U.S. Department of Transportation-approved helmet will allow the wearer to see as far as is needed for safe riding.

10. Which lane position is usually best for minimizing the risk of other vehicles sharing your lane?
The left portion of the lane
The center portion of the lane
The right portion of the lane

Riding in the center portion of your lane can discourage other drivers from trying to squeeze into your lane to drive next to you. Additionally, riding in the center portion of your lane when traveling behind a car generally ensures that you will appear in the middle of the vehicle's rearview mirror, where the driver is most likely to notice you.

11. To lessen the chances of a crash occurring, you should:
Not use turn signals.
Use proper lane positions.
Follow other vehicles closely.

To lessen the chances of a crash occurring, you should make yourself visible, communicate your intentions to others, maintain adequate space cushions, search your path of travel at least 12 seconds ahead, identify and separate hazards, and be prepared to react to changing conditions.

12. As you approach a blind intersection, you should:
Move into the part of the lane that allows other drivers to most easily see you.
Move into the part of the lane closest to the traffic control device.
Move into the outside edge of the lane.

When approaching a blind intersection, move into the portion of the lane that will bring you into any other driver's field of vision at the earliest possible moment.

13. When riding a motorcycle, it is important to:
Focus only on what is in front of you.
Focus only on what is behind you.
Know what’s happening both in front of and behind you.

While it is most important to be aware of what is ahead of you on the road, you cannot ignore what is behind you. You can keep track of the situation behind you by checking your mirrors consistently.

14. The key to making a quick turn is to:
Shift your weight quickly.
Turn the handlebars quickly.
Get your motorcycle to lean quickly.

The key to making an evasive maneuver is to get your motorcycle to quickly lean in the direction you wish to turn. The sharper the turn, the more it must lean.

15. Which of the following factors may affect the blood alcohol content (BAC) of a person?
The amount of alcohol consumed
The drinker's height
The temperature outside

The three major factors that can affect a person's blood alcohol content (BAC) are the amount of alcohol they have consumed, how quickly they consumed it, and the drinker's body weight.

16. The right clothing does all of the following, except:
Protect you in a collision.
Protect you from the elements.
Allow you to blend in with other vehicles.

Properly chosen clothing can help protect you in a collision as well as offer routine protection against heat, cold, debris, and the moving parts of your motorcycle. It can also help keep you comfortable and make you more visible to others on the road.

17. How should you brake?
With the front brake only
With the rear brake only
With both brakes

Use both brakes every time you slow or stop.

18. If riding during the day, you should wear:
Clothing with reflective material.
A short-sleeved shirt.
Darkly-colored clothing.

Most motorcycle crashes happen in broad daylight. To maximize your chances of being seen, you should wear clothing with reflective material when riding, even during the day. Always wear clothing that covers your arms and legs.

19. If you are passing a row of parked vehicles to your right and there is no oncoming traffic to your left, you should ride:
In the left portion of your lane.
In the right portion of your lane.
In the center of your lane.

If you are passing a row of parked vehicles to your right and there is no oncoming traffic to your left, you should ride in the left portion of your lane. This will help you avoid hazards, such as car doors that are opening and pedestrians who are stepping out from between vehicles. If there is oncoming traffic, it is best to remain in the center portion of your lane to maximize the amount of space around you.

20. When sitting on a motorcycle, your arms should:
Have a large bend at the elbow when reaching for the handle grips.
Be slightly bent when holding the handle grips.
Be fully extended when reaching for the handle grips.

Your arms should be slightly bent when you are holding the handle grips of a motorcycle. Bending your arms reduces arm fatigue and permits you to press on the handlebars without having to stretch.

21. Before starting a turn, a motorcyclist should change gears to:
Prevent a change in power in the middle of the turn.
Be able to keep both hands on the handle grips during the turn.
Prevent the motorcycle from slowing down.

It is best to change gears before starting a turn. Shifting gears while in the turn can cause a sudden change in power to the rear wheel, causing a skid. If you must change gears while in a turn, change gears smoothly to best prevent skidding.

22. When carrying a passenger, a motorcycle responds to directional changes:
More slowly than usual.
More quickly than usual.

A passenger places extra weight on a motorcycle. Because of the added weight, the motorcycle will respond to the operator's movements more slowly than it would otherwise, taking more time to speed up, slow down, and turn.

23. When riding a motorcycle, your lane position:
Has little impact on whether or not other drivers can see you.
Is very important because it may affect whether or not other drivers can see you.
Cannot protect you from wind blasts from other vehicles.

An appropriate lane position can increase your ability to see and be seen. Being properly positioned in a lane can also help you avoid blasts of wind coming off of surrounding vehicles.

24. When riding at night:
Ride on the shoulder of the road.
Decrease your following distance.
Increase your following distance.

When riding at night, you should increase your following distance. Slow down and be flexible about your lane position.

25. If another driver makes eye contact with you:
You know that they have seen you.
It doesn’t always mean they've actually seen you.
They will properly yield to you.

You should never rely on eye contact as an assurance that a driver has seen you. It is not uncommon for a driver to look directly at a motorcyclist and still fail to actually notice them.

26. When riding during the day, you should:
Wear dark clothes since it is light outside.
Wear bright clothes so other motorists can see you better.
Be comfortable, wearing shorts if it is hot.

Most motorcycle crashes occur in broad daylight. To make yourself more visible to other drivers, you should always wear brightly-colored clothing when riding, even during the day.

27. When preparing to pass a vehicle on the left, you should ride in which portion of the lane?
The left portion
The center portion
The right portion

When preparing to pass a vehicle on the left, you should ride in the left portion of your lane. Doing this will increase your line of vision and help drivers in the next lane anticipate your move.

28. Which of the following statements is true?
The front brake is more powerful than the rear brake.
The rear brake is more powerful than the front brake.
Both the front and rear brakes are equally powerful.

The front brake of a motorcycle is more powerful than the rear brake. It can provide at least 70 percent of a motorcycle's total stopping power.

29. When riding in a group, inexperienced riders should be:
In the front.
Just behind the lead rider.
In the rear.

In a group, less experienced riders should be positioned toward the front, just behind the leader. This will allow more experienced riders to watch them from behind.

30. To help others see your motorcycle, you should:
Use your headlight.
Weave in your lane.
Maintain eye contact with other road users.

Riding with your headlight activated is the best way to help other road users see your motorcycle. Always be sure your headlight works before starting your trip.

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