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1. A sign that your rear tire has suddenly gone flat is that:
The back of your motorcycle is swaying from side to side.
You heard a loud noise.
A discharge of air can be seen.

If the rear tire of a motorcycle goes flat, the back of the motorcycle may jerk or sway from side to side. If you experience this movement when riding your motorcycle, you should stop riding and check your tires as soon as possible.

2. Mirrors on motorcycles:
Have blind spots, just like cars.
Do not have blind spots because a motorcycle is usually smaller than a car
Are not required.

Motorcycles have blind spots, just like cars. You should always turn your head to check your blind spot before changing lanes.

3. If bright sunlight makes it difficult for drivers to see a motorcycle's mechanical turn signals, the rider should:
Continue to use the mechanical turn signals.
Honk their horn to inform other drivers of any upcoming turns.
Use hand signals.

Use hand signals when bright sunlight makes your mechanical signals difficult for other drivers to see. It is extremely important to clearly communicate with other road users.

4. What does this sign mean?
No right turn
No left turn
No U-turn

Regulatory signs are white signs with red and black markings that inform drivers of specific traffic laws in the indicated area. This sign indicates that U-turns are prohibited.

5. 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.

6. Riding gloves should be made of:
Any soft material.

To provide maximum grip and protection, riding gloves should be made of leather or a similar durable material.

7. When cars are merging from an entrance ramp:
A motorcyclist should assume the entering drivers see them.
A motorcyclist should never assume the entering drivers see them.
A motorcyclist should stop.

Always allow merging cars plenty of space and never assume that the drivers see you. Change lanes away from the entering traffic, if possible. If there is no room for a lane change, adjust your speed to allow for safe merging.

8. When nearing a blind intersection, you should:
Speed up.
Assume that other drivers will properly yield the right-of-way.
Change your lane position to become more visible to other drivers.

When approaching a blind intersection, move into the lane position that makes you the most visible to surrounding drivers.

9. When other vehicles are slowed or stopped:
A motorcyclist should not weave between lanes of traffic.
It is acceptable for a motorcyclist to weave in and out of traffic lanes.
A motorcyclist should ride in a straight line between two lanes.

Riding between rows of stopped or slowly moving vehicles can be dangerous. Vehicles may change lanes, doors may open, or arms may be stuck out of vehicles' windows. Despite their size, motorcycles need the full width of a lane to operate safely.

10. How many alcoholic drinks need to be consumed before the drinker's riding ability is affected?

As little as one alcoholic drink can have a significant effect on your ability to safely operate a motor vehicle. It is never a safe choice to ride after consuming any amount of alcohol.

11. 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.

12. 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.

13. 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.

14. To operate a moped, you must have at least a _____ license.
Class M1
Class M2
Class C

A Class M2 license allows you to operate a motorized bicycle, moped, or motorized scooter. A Class M1 license allows you to operate all of these, as well as any two-wheel motorcycle or motor-driven cycle. A Class C license allows you to operate a motorcycle with a side car attached, a three-wheel motorcycle, or a motorized scooter.

15. To execute a turn safely, a motorcycle rider should always:
Lean in the direction of the curve.
Slow down in the turn.
Turn by using only the handle bars.

When turning, you should always lean in the direction of the turn. Slow down before entering the turn.

16. A person with a minimum blood alcohol content (BAC) of ____ is considered intoxicated.
0.02 percent
0.04 percent
0.08 percent

In Virginia, a person with a blood alcohol content (BAC) of 0.08 percent or higher is considered intoxicated. Any intoxicated person is prohibited from operating a motor vehicle.

17. When riding a motorcycle, you should:
Wear half-fingered gloves.
Wear full-fingered gloves.
Not wear gloves.

Wearing gloves while riding provides an improved grip and help protect your hands. You should use gloves that are full-fingered and made of a durable material.

18. If wearing a jacket for protection while riding in hot weather, you should:
Take frequent breaks to cool off.
Remove the jacket to stay cool while in the sun.
Keep the jacket on to protect you from the heat.

A sturdy riding jacket provides essential protection in the event of a crash, no matter the weather. Jackets also provide an additional benefit in hot weather by protecting the rider against dehydration. Many motorcycling jackets are designed to prevent the wearer from overheating.

19. If you must brake and swerve to avoid danger, you should:
Use only the front brake while swerving.
Brake and swerve at the same time.
Either brake then swerve or swerve then brake.

If a hazard requires you to brake and swerve, you should take these actions separately. Never brake while swerving because doing so can cause your motorcycle to fall over.

20. 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.

21. When looking through a turn, you should:
Turn your head and shoulders.
Turn just your head.
Turn your head, shoulders, and torso.

Look through every turn by turning just your head, not your shoulders, and keeping your eyes level with the horizon.

22. Service signs are:
Orange with black letters.
Blue with white letters.
Green with white letters.

Signs that are blue with white markings indicate the locations of services. These services may include rest areas, gas stations, food options, and hospitals.

23. To minimize the potential for fatigue on a long trip, you should:
Drink coffee.
Limit your riding per day.
Play loud music.

When taking a long trip, be sure to schedule in frequent breaks to rest, even if you do not feel tired. Experienced operators seldom try to ride for longer than six hours a day. Wind, cold, and rain can make you tire quickly, so be sure to dress to protect yourself from the elements.

24. A benefit of keeping a cushion of space between you and surrounding vehicles is that:
You are better able to draft off of other vehicles.
You will be able to stop quickly.
You will have more time to react to the movements of other drivers.

It is important to maintain a cushion of space around your motorcycle at all times. This way, if a hazard arises, you will have more time to respond to the hazard and more space to safely maneuver.

25. To properly control a motorcycle, you should:
Allow your feet to hang off the footrests.
Sit so your arms hold up your body.
Keep your knees against the gas tank.

When riding, you should be positioned so that you are able to easily operate all controls. Sit with your arms slightly bent and use your arms to steer rather than to hold up your body. Keep your knees against the gas tank to help maintain your balance during turns.

26. Reflective clothing:
Should be worn only at night.
Should be worn only during the day.
Should be worn both day and night.

Most motorcycle crashes occur in broad daylight, so wearing brightly-colored, reflective clothing while riding is advised no matter the time of day.

27. Making eye contact with another driver:
Means that they see you.
Doesn’t mean that they will properly yield to you.
Guarantees that they will properly yield to you.

You should never take eye contact with another driver as a guarantee that they will properly yield to you. It is not uncommon for a driver to look directly at a motorcyclist and still fail to notice them.

28. What does this sign mean?
Two-way traffic
Right lane ends

Warning signs are yellow with black lettering or symbols and provide important information to motorists about upcoming road conditions. This sign warns of merging traffic ahead.

29. If a dog is chasing your motorcycle, you should:
Swerve around the dog.
Slow down, let the dog approach, and accelerate away from the animal.
Park and wait for the dog to lose interest.

Motorcycles often seem to attract dogs. If you are being chased by a dog, downshift and approach it slowly. Then, as you approach the dog, accelerate and leave it behind.

30. For motorcycle operators, helmets are:
Not required, but recommended.
Not recommended.

In Georgia, you are required to wear a U.S. Department of Transportation-compliant helmet any time you operate a motorcycle.

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