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1. 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.

2. When riding a motorcycle, clothing:
Should be loose enough to flap in the wind.
Should not cover your arms or legs completely.
Should not include a jacket if the weather is warm.
Can provide protection in the event of a crash.

The right clothing can provide vital protection if you are involved in a collision. Always wear a jacket and pants that fully cover your arms and legs, even in warm weather. Clothing should fit snugly enough that it does not flap in the wind but should also be loose enough that your movement is not restricted.

3. Of the crashes involving both a motorcycle and a car, how many are caused by the driver failing to properly yield the right-of-way to the rider?
About 10 percent
About 25 percent
Over 50 percent
About 90 percent

Of the crashes involving both a motorcycle and a car, more than half are caused by the driver failing to properly yield right-of-way to the rider.

4. If you think stopping your motorcycle will take longer than usual, you should:
Lengthen your following distance.
Shorten your following distance.
Leave the road.
Speed up.

Lengthen your following distance when traveling on a slippery surface. If it will take longer than usual for your motorcycle to stop, open up to a longer following distance.

5. If operating a three-wheeled motorcycle or riding with a sidecar, do not ride too far to the right of your lane because:
Other drivers may not see you.
You will not be able to pass other vehicles as easily.
Other drivers may try to share your lane.
You may run off the road.

Because a sidecar sits on the right side of a motorcycle, riding too far to the right side of your lane risks the sidecar running off the road. Similarly, on a three-wheeled motorcycle, the rear right wheel may leave the road if you get too close to the right edge.

6. The primary source of information about your motorcycle should come from:
The motorcycle's former owner.
The owner’s manual.
A library book about motorcycles.
A motorcycle enthusiast.

The owner's manual should be your primary source of information about your specific type of motorcycle. Be sure to read the manual before operating your motorcycle for the first time.

7. If you are riding in traffic when a small animal enters your lane, you should:
Do whatever you can, including swerving into other lanes, to avoid hitting the animal.
Switch lanes as quickly as possible.
Stay in your lane.
Flash your lights to try to scare the animal.

Do everything you safely can to avoid hitting an animal in the road. If you are in traffic, however, you should remain in your lane. Swerving into another lane of traffic to avoid hitting an animal can cause you to collide with another driver. Hitting something small is less dangerous than hitting something big.

8. When downshifting, you should:
Shift through multiple gears at a time.
Shift through one gear at a time.
Always shift all the way down to neutral first.

When shifting into a lower gear, shift down one gear at a time and ease out the clutch through the friction zone between each downshift.

9. If you find yourself riding alongside another vehicle, you should:
Speed up or slow down.
Wave at the other driver.
Stay alongside the vehicle until the next exit and then exit.
Let the other driver worry about it.

Riding directly next to another vehicle is dangerous because you could be riding in the vehicle's blind spot. Additionally, the vehicle may block your route of escape if another hazard arises. If you find yourself riding directly alongside another vehicle, either speed up or drop back.

10. A face shield:
Provides protection for the eyes and face.
Is not recommended.
Is required.
Does not protect the face as well as goggles.

A plastic, impact-resistant face shield provides the greatest degree of protection for a wearer's eyes and face. Eyeglasses or sunglasses are not an adequate substitute. In Vermont, you are not legally required to wear eye or face protection if your motorcycle has a windshield, though it is recommended.

11. The proper clothing for riding a motorcycle should:
Cover your arms and legs completely.
Cover your arms completely, but leave your legs exposed.
Cover your legs completely, but leave your arms exposed.
Be whatever makes you most comfortable, regardless of safety.

To be adequately protected while riding, you should wear a jacket and pants that completely cover your arms and legs.

12. Use a turn signal:
When you’re planning to increase your speed.
Only when there is a lot of traffic.
Any time you plan on changing lanes.
Only if it is dark outside.

You should use a turn signal every time you plan to turn or change lanes, even if you think no one else is around to see it.

13. When it is likely that other drivers may attempt to squeeze into your lane, you should:
Allow lane sharing.
Ride in the center portion of the lane.
Ride in the right portion of the lane.
Ride on the shoulder.

Riding in the center portion of your lane when traveling in heavy traffic can discourage other drivers from trying to squeeze into your lane next to you. Lane sharing is unsafe and is prohibited by law in Maryland.

14. Lane sharing is:
Encouraged, but only when the roadway is congested.
Allowed if you are carrying a passenger.

Motorcycles require the width of a full lane to operate safely. Lane sharing is prohibited by law in Maryland.

15. When entering a curve, a group should:
Ride in a single-file formation.
Ride in a staggered formation.
Ride in pairs.
Ride on the shoulder.

While riding in a staggered formation is usually best, a group should switch into a single-file formation when turning, taking curves, or entering or exiting a highway.

16. When slowing or stopping, you should use both brakes:
Only if the pavement is wet.
Only when riding in the city.
Every time.

You can achieve maximum stopping power by using both the front and rear brakes. You should use both brakes every time you slow or stop.

17. What can help reduce the risk of a head or neck injury in the event of a crash?
Riding on the shoulder
Riding under the speed limit
Wearing a helmet
Not allowing a passenger on the motorcycle

Wearing a helmet is the single most effective thing you can do to reduce the risk of head or neck injuries in the event of a crash.

18. All of the following will lessen your chances of being involved in an accident, except:
Remaining alert.
Identifying hazards and prioritizing risks.
Riding without a headlight.
Maintaining a space cushion.

To reduce your risk of being involved in a crash, you should remain alert and ready to react to any hazard. Identify hazards and decide the order in which you need to address the hazards. Always use your headlight to make yourself more visible and maintain an adequate space cushion around your motorcycle at all times.

19. An adequate cushion of space between your motorcycle and other vehicles:
Allows you time to react if another driver makes a mistake.
Keeps you in a single area of the lane, limiting your movement.
Allows you to rely on others to identify hazards.
Requires you go faster to stay with traffic.

Maintaining a cushion of space on all sides of your motorcycle helps to ensure that you have time and space to react if another road user makes a mistake.

20. Generally, the body eliminates how many alcoholic drinks per hour?

On average, a person's body can eliminate the alcohol content of about one drink per hour. The amount of time required to lower a person's blood alcohol content (BAC) can vary, so it is safest not to operate any motor vehicle after consuming any amount of alcohol.

21. How can you discourage another vehicle from sharing your lane?
Ride in the middle of your lane.
Ride in the left portion of your lane.
Ride in the right portion of your lane.
Swerve from side to side in your lane.

To discourage automobile drivers from trying to share your lane, ride in the center portion of the lane.

22. Who should set the pace in a group of riders?
The leader
The riders just behind the leader
The rider in back
The oldest rider

The last rider in a group of motorcyclists should set the pace of travel. Having the last rider set the pace will ensure that no riders are left behind.

23. A plastic, shatter-resistant face shield:
Is not necessary if you have a windshield.
Only protects your eyes.
Helps protect your whole face.
Does not protect your face as well as goggles.

A plastic, shatter-resistant face shield can help protect your whole face in a crash. While goggles can protect your eyes, they won't protect the rest of your face. A windshield is not a substitute for a face shield or goggles.

24. Fatigue can be increased by:
Stopping frequently.
Riding in cool weather.
Being comfortable during your ride.
Starting a ride late in the day.

To reduce the danger of fatigue when riding, dress to protect yourself against tiring weather conditions, such as wind and rain. Limit yourself to no more than about six hours of riding per day and stop for a break at least once every two hours. Avoid taking artificial stimulants since you may experience extreme fatigue when they start to wear off.

25. If you must brake and swerve to avoid a hazard, you should:
Do one, then the other.
Do both at the same time.
Always apply the brakes first, then swerve.
Try instead to use only the brakes.

If you must brake and swerve to avoid a hazard, you should perform both actions separately. Brake then swerve, or swerve then brake. Do not do both at the same time.

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