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1. A passenger should sit:
In front of the operator.
Behind the operator.

Motorcycle passengers should always sit behind the operator and hold firmly and securely onto the operator's waist, hips, or midsection. They may instead choose to hold onto handgrips, provided that the motorcycle is equipped with them. Passengers should never ride sidesaddle.

2. What does an integrated braking system do?
It links the front and rear brakes together when the rear brake is applied.
It knows when to brake automatically by understanding your riding habits.
It is connected to the gears and applies the brake when downshifting.

Some motorcycles have integrated braking systems that link the front and rear brakes together when the rider applies the rear brake pedal. It is important to consult your owner's manual for details on your specific motorcycle's braking system.

3. Passengers should:
Hold onto the rider's hips, waist, or belt.
Never hold onto the rider.
Not lean into any turn.

Before beginning your ride, tell your passenger to maintain a firm grasp on your hips, waist, or belt. If there are secure handholds for your passenger, they may also hold those.

4. If a motorcycle rider takes a turn too fast, they may:
Have increased control of their motorcycle.
Experience a more stable ride.
Unintentionally leave the road.

Taking a turn or curve too fast may cause a rider to lose control of their motorcycle. The motorcycle may cross into another lane of traffic or careen off the road.

5. In general, which position within a lane is the best to ride in?
The left position
The right position
There is no single best lane position.

There is no single lane position that is always best and no single lane position that should always be avoided. A responsible rider adjusts their position as conditions change.

6. Improper braking:
Usually has no consequences.
Is a significant contributing factor to many motorcycle crashes.
Should not be a concern, since the motorcycle has two brakes.

Improper braking is a significant contributing factor to many motorcycle crashes. Using a proper braking technique is an important part of riding safely.

7. When riding with a group of motorcyclists, a staggered formation:
Is recommended at all times.
Should not be used when entering or exiting a highway.
Should be used when riding in curves.

While riding in a staggered formation is generally advisable, a group of motorcyclists should switch to a single-file formation when riding in curves, turning, and entering or leaving a highway.

8. The proper position within a lane should:
Increase your line of sight.
Place you in other drivers’ blind spots.
Encourage others to share your lane.

A properly chosen lane position should provide a number of benefits, including an increased ability to see others and to be seen. It should help you avoid wind blasts, other drivers' blind spots, and surface hazards. Your lane position should discourage other drivers from trying to share your lane and provide you with an escape route, should a hazard arise.

9. Most motorcycle crashes happen:
At speeds over 55 mph.
At speeds below 30 mph.
On long trips.

Most motorcycle crashes happen at speeds below 30 mph and on trips that are shorter than five miles long.

10. When riding at night, you should:
Decrease your following distance.
Avoid using your high beam headlight.
Reduce your speed.

When riding at night, you should reduce your speed and increase your following distance. Use your high beam headlight whenever you are riding where there is no other traffic.

11. When being passed, moving to the part of your lane that is farthest from the passing vehicle:
Is recommended because you will be farther away from the passing vehicle.
Is not recommended because it invites the other driver to move back into your lane too early.
Is not encouraged or discouraged as it has no impact on safety.

When being passed, it is not advisable to move to the part of your lane that is farthest from the passing vehicle. Doing so may prompt the passing driver to move back into your lane too early.

12. A motorized scooter can:
Only be operated during the day.
Be operated without a driver license.
Be operated with any class of driver license.

In California, motorized scooter can be used by anyone possessing any class of driver license.

13. A motorcyclist is usually most easily seen by other drivers when they are riding in which lane position?
The right
The center
The left

If traffic allows, the center lane position is usually the best position for a motorcyclist to take when following a car because the center position will place them in the driver's rearview mirror. A motorcyclist should always be prepared to change positions if traffic or conditions require it.

14. The best footwear for motorcyclists are:
Sturdy boots.

Leather boots provide the greatest degree of foot protection when riding. Boots should be high and sturdy enough to cover and support your ankles.

15. Which of the following materials provides the best protection for motorcycle riders?

Clothing made of leather or sturdy synthetic materials provide the greatest degree of protection for those riding motorcycles.

16. Under normal conditions, a motorcyclist should maintain a following distance of at least:
Two seconds.
Three seconds.
Four seconds.

Motorcyclists should maintain a minimum two-second following distance under normal conditions. Any time conditions are less than perfect, a larger following distance is recommended.

17. Which factor does not play a major role in affecting your blood alcohol content (BAC)?
The amount of alcohol consumed
Body weight

Factors that play an important role in determining a person's blood alcohol content (BAC) include the amount of alcohol consumed, how fast it was consumed, and the person's body weight.

18. When carrying a load, it should be:
Secured as high as possible.
Secured as low as possible.
Secured on a sissy bar.

Loads should be secured low in order to avoid upsetting the motorcycle's balance.

19. What does this sign mean?
Signal ahead
Crossroad ahead
Divided roadway ahead

Warning signs are yellow with black lettering or symbols and provide important information to motorists about upcoming road conditions. This warning sign indicates a divided roadway ahead.

20. A helmet is:
Required only by riders who have had their license for less than two years.
Required for all motorcycle operators and passengers.
Optional, but recommended.

In Alabama, operators and passengers of motorcycles are required to wear approved helmets. Helmets are your best defense against head or neck injuries in the case of an accident.

21. In the center of a traffic lane, there is usually an oily strip. Motorcyclists should:
Avoid riding on the oil and grease buildup.
Not worry about the oil and grease buildup.
Search for the lane with the smallest amount of oil and grease buildup.

Avoid riding on oil and grease buildup. Because the oily strip in the center of a lane is usually no more than two feet wide, it is often possible to stay to the left or right side of the oil and still be in the center portion of the lane.

22. A motorcycle’s horn is ________ a passenger vehicle's horn.
Louder than
Quieter than
About as loud as

A motorcycle's horn is not as loud as the horns of other vehicles. Motorcyclists should use their horns where appropriate but should not rely on their horns to keep them safe.

23. You have an improved chance of avoiding serious injury in a crash if you wear all of the following, except:
A DOT-compliant helmet.
A leather jacket.
A sweatshirt.

Wearing a U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT)-compliant helmet can help protect you against head and neck injuries in the event of a crash. A jacket made of leather or sturdy synthetic material can also protect you against injuries.

24. In areas where dangers could be present, a motorcyclist should:
Maintain their speed.
Assume they will be safe.
Cover the clutch and both brake levers to reduce their reaction time.

In high-risk areas, such as intersections, shopping areas, schools, or construction zones, a motorcyclist should reduce their speed. They should cover the clutch and both brake levers to reduce their reaction time in the case of an emergency.

25. When turning, you should:
Move your knees away from the gas tank.
Turn just your head, not your shoulders, to look through the turn.
Turn your head and shoulders to look through the turn.

When turning, look through the turn to where you want to go. Turn only your head, not your shoulders, and keep your eyes level with the horizon. Turning your shoulders may cause you to steer off course.

26. __________ can be a cause of collisions involving motorcycles.
Inappropriately sounding a horn
Communicating with other drivers

Following too closely, or "tailgating," can be a major factor in collisions caused by motorcycles. When riding behind another vehicle, maintain a safe following distance.

27. Using all three lane positions is:
Not encouraged because then you can never get used to any part of a lane.
Discouraged because it confuses other motorists.
Wise if you are adapting to changing conditions.

There is no single lane position that is always best and no single lane position that should always be avoided. Vary your lane position as road and traffic conditions warrant.

28. The faster you drink alcohol:
The faster the alcohol is removed from your body.
The faster the alcohol accumulates in your body.
The less the alcohol affects your body.

The faster you drink, the faster the alcohol will accumulate in your body. Alcohol leaves a person's system at an average of one drink per hour. If you consume more than one drink in an hour, you will still have alcohol in your body after one hour has passed.

29. Before starting out, you should make sure the fuel valve is:

Before setting out on a ride, you should make sure that your motorcycle's fuel supply valve is open. If the fuel valve is closed, the engine may still start with the fuel that is remaining in the lines from a previous ride, but it will stall once the lines are empty.

30. Since most crashes happen in daylight, you:
Do not need to wear brightly-colored clothing during the day.
Should wear brightly-colored clothing during the day.
Should wear dark clothing during the day.

Most motorcycle crashes happen in broad daylight. To make yourself more noticeable, wear brightly-colored clothing when riding, even during the daytime.

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