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1. The proper footwear for riding a motorcycle:
Has long, loose laces.
Has short heels.
Has tall heels.
Is always sneakers.

When riding, you should wear sturdy footwear that is high enough to cover and support your ankles. Short-heeled footwear is best because taller heels may catch on rough surfaces. Laces should be tucked in so that they can't be caught on anything.

2. Riding on the far side of a lane when following another vehicle:
Is recommended because you will be seen easily.
Is not recommended because drivers seldom use their side mirrors and may not see you.
Is recommended because a passenger in the vehicle may tell the driver that you are there.
Is illegal because you have to ride in the center portion of the lane.

Most drivers do not look at their side mirrors as often as they look at their rearview mirror. Therefore, when following a car, it is generally best to ride in the center portion of the lane where you are most likely to be visible in the driver's rearview mirror.

3. A proper lane position should do all of the following, except:
Allow you to set up for turns.
Allow an escape route.
Allow you to avoid wind blasts from other vehicles.
Allow you to be in another vehicle’s blind spot.

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.

4. When riding near stopped or slow-moving cars, a motorcyclist should:
Pull over and wait until traffic begins to move.
Ride on the shoulder to get through the area as quickly as possible.
Weave between the cars to get through the area as quickly as possible.
Not weave between the cars.

Riding between slowed or parked cars can leave you vulnerable to unexpected hazards, such as opening car doors or cars suddenly pulling into traffic. If a hazard arises, you will not have room to safely maneuver. Never travel on the shoulder of a road because other drivers will never expect you to be there.

5. Most motorcycles:
Have only a front brake.
Have only a rear brake.
Have brakes in both the front and rear.
Have three brakes: one in the front, one in the rear, and an emergency brake.

Motorcycles generally have two brakes, one for the front wheel and one for the rear wheel.

6. Which of the following types of footwear is best for a motorcycle operator?
Sturdy boots
Tennis shoes
Shoes with loose laces

Sturdy boots or shoes that are high enough to support the ankles can provide the best protection for motorcyclists. Laced up boots are best, but high-top boots or heavy shoes are fine. If a motorcyclist wears shoes that have long laces, they should be sure to securely tuck the laces away before riding.

7. When adjusting your mirrors, you should focus on:
The road behind and to the side of your motorcycle.
Your arms.
The road in front of your motorcycle.
The side of the motorcycle.

Adjust your mirrors so you can see the lane behind you and as much as possible of the lane next to you. When properly adjusted, a mirror may show the edge of your arm or shoulder, but it’s the road behind you and to the side of you that is most important.

8. A proper lane position can help you do all of the following, except:
Avoid other drivers' blindspots.
Increase your ability to see and be seen.
Go faster.
Set up for turns.

Your lane position affects a number of factors that are important to your safety on the road. Among other things, your position should help you increase your ability to see and be seen, avoid other drivers' blind spots, and set you up for any turns you plan to make.

9. When looking through a turn, you should:
Turn both your head and your shoulders to get a better look.
Turn just your head, not your shoulders.
Use only your mirrors.
Only move your eyes, not your head.

When turning, look through the turn to where you want to go. Turn just your head, not your shoulders, and keep your eyes level with the horizon.

10. Of the following, which is not considered protective clothing?
A leather jacket
Full-fingered gloves
Long pants made of denim
Athletic shoes

In the event of a fall, a motorcyclist can receive protection from a leather jacket, long pants made of heavy denim, and full-fingered gloves. It is best for a motorcyclist to wear lace-up boots, high-top boots, or heavy shoes that support their ankles.

11. If a friend has been drinking and wants to ride their motorcycle, you should:
Let them.
Encourage them to take less-crowded roads.
Push their bike over.
Encourage friends to talk them out of riding.

Never let someone ride if they have had too much to drink. Do whatever you can to prevent them from riding. It can be helpful to recruit a group of friends to intervene and apply peer pressure to the person.

12. Most crashes happen:
Far from home.
On short trips.
On long rides.
Several hours into the ride.

Most crashes happen on trips that are shorter than five miles, just a few minutes after the rider starts out.

13. When changing lanes, riders should:
Rely only on their mirrors to identify other vehicles.
Turn their head to look for traffic behind them.
Not worry about other traffic.
Slam on the brakes to allow any vehicles in their blind spot to pass.

A motorcycle has blind spots just like any other vehicle. A rider must always turn their head to check for traffic before changing lanes.

14. Engine braking:
Is illegal.
Is slowing down by turning the engine off.
Is slowing down by downshifting.
Is not encouraged because of the damage it does to the engine.

Shifting to a lower gear produces an effect similar to applying the brakes. This is known as engine braking.

15. When riding in a group, inexperienced riders should be placed:
In the front of the group.
Just behind the lead rider.
At the back of the group.
Anywhere within the group.

Inexperienced riders should ride near the front of a group, just behind the leader, so more experienced riders can keep an eye on them from behind.

16. Motorcycle riders should not rely on their mirrors to see what’s going on around them because:
Motorcycle mirrors are smaller than the mirrors on other vehicles, so you can't see as much.
Motorcycles, like cars, have blind spots.
Mirrors are never accurate.
Mirrors take your eyes off the road in front of you and they should not be used.

Motorcycles, like any other vehicle, have blind spots. Therefore, you cannot rely only on your mirrors to know what is happening behind you. Frequent head checks should be part of your normal routine.

17. Rain suits:
Should not be used.
Should not balloon when riding.
Are not needed since motorcycles shouldn't be operated in the rain.
Should tear easily.

High-quality rain suits designed for motorcycle riding will resist tearing and ballooning when a rider travels at high speeds.

18. A skidding rear tire:
Is not serious.
Eliminates your ability to change direction.
Will usually correct itself.
Is only a concern if the front tire is also skidding.

A skidding rear tire is a dangerous condition that can result in a violent crash and serious injury or death. Too much rear brake pressure can cause the rear wheel to lock. As soon as the rear wheel locks, your ability to change direction is lost. To regain control, the brake must be released.

19. When riding with a passenger, you should do all of the following, except:
Ride more slowly than you would normally.
Start slowing earlier than you would normally.
Increase your following distance.
Not communicate with the passenger while riding.

Because of a passenger's additional weight, a motorcycle will respond more slowly with a passenger on board than with just one occupant. With a passenger, you should travel a bit more slowly than you normally would, start slowing sooner than you normally would, and increase your following distance. Always warn your passenger of any special conditions ahead.

20. Reflective clothing should:
Be worn only at night.
Be worn only during the day.
Not be worn.
Be worn day and night.

Brightly-colored and/or reflective clothing will increase your chances of being seen under any conditions. Remember that most motorcycle crashes happen in broad daylight so it is still best to wear bright clothing during the day.

21. When making normal stops, you should:
Use only the rear brake.
Use only the front brake.
Use both the front and rear brakes.
Alternate between the front and rear brakes.

Make it a habit to always use both brakes when slowing or stopping, even for normal, non-emergency stops.

22. When riding a motorcycle, you should:
Not wear a jacket if it's warm out.
Always wear a jacket, even if it’s warm out.
Wear shorts in warm weather.
Not be concerned about long shoelaces.

For your protection, you should always wear a long-sleeved jacket made of appropriate material when riding. This is true even in warm weather because wearing a jacket is important to help prevent dehydration. You should also always wear long pants, and tuck in the laces of your footwear to prevent them from catching on the motorcycle.

23. If you are unable to avoid hitting an object in the roadway, you should:
Speed up before contact.
Slow down before contact.
Lean the motorcycle.
Stay seated on the motorcycle.

If you cannot avoid hitting an obstacle in the roadway, you should try to hit it at as close to a 90-degree angle as possible. Slow down as much as you can before contact, keep your motorcycle upright, rise slightly off of your seat, and roll the throttle slightly to lighten the front end just before impact.

24. Your street-legal motorcycle must have all of the following, except:
Front and rear brakes.
One mirror.
Turn signals.
A horn.

At minimum, a street-legal motorcycle must have a headlight, taillight, and brake light; front and rear brakes; turn signals; a horn; and two mirrors.

25. A potential danger of braking too hard is:
Losing traction on one or both wheels.
Coming to a complete stop before you expect to.
Popping a tire.
Taking too long to stop.

If you over-apply your brakes, you may lose traction on one or both wheels and crash.

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