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1. A sign that your front tire has gone flat is that your steering suddenly feels:

If steering suddenly feels heavy, it is possible that your front tire has gone flat. Stop riding and check your tires as soon as possible.

2. When riding behind a car, traveling in the center portion of the lane:
Allows you to be seen in its rearview mirror.
Usually makes it difficult for the driver to see you.
Should be avoided.

When following a car, you should ride in a position that allows the driver to see you in their rearview mirror. Usually, that means riding in the center portion of the lane. Because most drivers check their rearview mirrors much more often than they check their side mirrors, being in this lane position increases the chance that they will see you.

3. When being followed by a tailgater, you should:
Change lanes and let them pass or slow down to allow for more space ahead of your motorcycle.
Ignore them.
Increase your speed.

If you are being followed by a tailgater, you should ride in a way that encourages them to pass you. Riding at a higher speed may only result in them tailgating you at a higher speed, increasing the danger.

4. 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.

5. When approaching a blind intersection, riders should:
Stop at the stop line before moving forward to improve their view of cross traffic.
Ignore the stop line and move forward to get a better look.
Stop at the stop line then proceed through the intersection.

When approaching a blind intersection that is controlled by a stop line or stop sign, you must first stop where indicated. You may then edge forward and stop again just short of where the cross traffic lane meets your lane. From that position, lean your body forward and look around buildings, parked cars, or bushes to see if anything is approaching. Make sure your front wheel stays out of the crossroad while you are looking.

6. When riding in a group, the best formation for keeping riders together while maintaining adequate space cushions is generally:
A single-file formation.
Riding in pairs.
A staggered formation.

In general, the best way for a group of motorcyclists to maintain close ranks while still allowing each rider an adequate space cushion is to ride in a staggered formation.

7. To reduce your reaction time, you should:
Ride more slowly than the speed limit.
Shift into neutral when slowing.
Cover the clutch and the brakes.

Ride with extreme caution when approaching an intersection. Cover the clutch and both brakes to reduce your reaction time, if needed.

8. Which of the following is not a method used to maintain control of a motorcycle in a turn?
Accelerate through the turn.
Reduce your speed before turning.
Lean into the turn.

To ensure control when making a turn, you should reduce your speed before entering the turn. Look through the turn in the direction you want to move, press on the handle grip to lean in the appropriate direction, and roll on the throttle through the turn to stabilize suspension.

9. When riding at night, you should:
Move closer to the vehicle in front of you so you can use its lights to see farther down the road.
Keep riding at your normal speed to lower the risk of being struck from behind.
Reduce your speed and increase your following distance.

When riding at night, reduce your speed and increase your following distance. Visibility is lowered at night and you will need the additional time and space to react to upcoming hazards.

10. 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.

11. If your motorcycle begins to weave while you are riding over rain grooves or bridge gratings, you should:
Speed up to get over the surface faster.
Exaggerate the zigzag motion to get the attention of other drivers.
Maintain a steady speed and ride straight across the grooves or gratings.

If your motorcycle begins to weave when riding over grooves or gratings, simply maintain a steady speed and proceed straight across the surface. Trying to compensate for the weave by riding at an angle forces you to zigzag to stay in your lane, which is more dangerous.

12. The safest part of the lane:
Is always the left portion of the lane.
Is always the right portion of the lane.
Changes depending on the situation.

There is no single lane position that is always best and no single lane position that should always be avoided. Adjust your lane position as circumstances warrant.

13. 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.

14. When riding a motorcycle:
The mirrors provide a perfect view.
The mirrors do not show your blind spots.
The mirrors should not be used, except when parking.

As with any other vehicle, the mirrors of a motorcycle have blind spots. Always turn your head to check for traffic in your blind spot before changing lanes.

15. 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.

16. 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.

17. 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.

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. A plastic, shatter-resistant face shield can protect you from:

A plastic, shatter-resistant face shield can protect your face in the event of a crash. It also provides protection against more routine hazards, such as pebbles thrown up from other vehicles, wind, dust, dirt, rain, and insects.

20. Before every ride, you should:
Make sure your bike's brake lights work properly.
Make sure the paint on the bike is not peeling.
Make sure your bike is completely clean.

Perform safety checks before every motorcycle ride. Test your brake controls individually to make sure each one activates the brake lights.

21. Compared to a car, a motorcycle needs _____ attention.
Less frequent
The same amount of
More frequent

Compared to a car, a motorcycle requires more frequent attention. If something is wrong with a motorcycle, it is essential that the operator identify the problem before getting into traffic or operating the bike at freeway speeds.

22. When riding near a truck:
If you cannot see the truck’s mirrors, the driver cannot see you.
You should not be able to see the truck’s mirrors.
You should concentrate on operating your motorcycle and not worry about the truck’s mirrors.

It is important for motorcyclists to avoid lingering in the blind spots of any vehicle, especially in those of large trucks. Remember that if you can't see the truck's mirrors, the driver can't see you.

23. 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.

24. When riding ________, you are facing the greatest potential for conflict between you and other vehicles.
On the expressway
Near an intersection
In a group

Intersections present the greatest potential for conflict between motorcycles and other vehicles. When approaching an intersection, be sure you are riding in a lane position that makes you most visible to other road users.

25. If possible, do not ride directly next to another vehicle because:
Another driver may want to use your lane to pass.
You may be in the vehicle’s blind spot.
You may have access to escape routes.

Riding directly alongside another vehicle is dangerous because you may be in the vehicle's blind spot and the driver will not know you are there. Additionally, the vehicle may block your route of escape if any hazards should arise.

26. 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.

27. One problem with a motorcyclist riding directly next to another vehicle is that:
The other vehicle may block the motorcyclist's escape route.
The motorcyclist can be easily seen by other drivers.
The motorcyclist may not be able to read signs on the side of the road.

Riding alongside another vehicle is dangerous because the vehicle could veer into your lane and sideswipe you. Additionally, the vehicle could block your escape route if a hazard arises.

28. When being passed from behind, which portion of the lane should you ride in?

When being passed, the center portion of the lane is generally the safest lane position for a motorcyclist. Riding on the side nearest the passing vehicle increases the risk of colliding with it. Riding on the side farthest from the passing vehicle can also be dangerous because it may prompt the driver to return to your lane before it is safe to do so.

29. If riding during the day, you should wear:
Brightly-colored clothing to increase your chances of being seen.
Clothing of any color because other drivers can easily see you in daylight.
Darkly-colored clothing to contrast with the bright sunlight.

Most motorcycle crashes take place in broad daylight. You should always wear brightly-colored clothing to increase your visibility while riding, even during the day.

30. If your front wheel locks while you are braking, you should:
Keep the tire locked until your next stop.
Continue squeezing the front brake lever.
Release the front brake and immediately re-apply it.

If the front wheel locks up while you are braking, release the pressure from the front brake. Immediately re-apply pressure to the brake with controlled gradual pressure.

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