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Maryland MOTORCYCLE DMV Practice Test 9

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1. The best way to stop quickly is to:
Use the front brake only.
Use the front brake first.
Throttle down and use the front brake.
Use both brakes at the same time.

If you need to stop quickly, apply both the front and rear brakes at the same time.

2. When riding at night, you should travel:
More slowly than you would during the day under similar conditions.
At the speed you would travel during the day under similar conditions.
Faster than you would during the day under similar conditions.
On the shoulder of the road so other vehicles can see you.

When riding at night, travel at a slower speed than you would during the day under similar weather and traffic conditions. It can be difficult to see potential hazards in the dark, so slowing down can increase your chances of avoiding any hazards.

3. If your motorcycle starts to wobble, you should:
Gradually brake.
Grip the handlebars firmly and close the throttle gradually.

Do not try to accelerate out of a wobble because doing so will only make the motorcycle more unstable. Instead, grip the handlebars firmly, slow down by gradually closing the throttle, move your weight as far forward and downward as possible, and pull off the road as soon as you can. Avoid applying the brakes, as this may also worsen the wobble.

4. When preparing to pass another vehicle, you should ride in the left portion of your lane because:
It increases your line of sight.
It decreases your line of sight.
It makes it difficult to see beyond the vehicle.
It allows the other driver to speed up.

When preparing to pass on the left, you should ride in the left portion of your lane, both to increase your line of sight and to make yourself more visible to drivers already in the passing lane.

5. Waiting for one hour to ride after having one drink:
Guarantees that you cannot be arrested for drinking and riding.
Guarantees that your riding skills will not be affected.
Should be fine as long as you ride slowly.
May not entirely remove the effects of alcohol from your body.

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 a motor vehicle after consuming any amount of alcohol.

6. When planning a long group ride, which of the following ideas should not be implemented?
The lengths of travel segments should be based on the least experienced rider.
Breaks should be minimized so the riders can get to their destination as soon as possible.
Inexperienced riders should be placed behind the leaders.
The group should maintain a staggered riding formation.

When riding in a group, the length of a route and the lengths of segments of travel should be based on the skill level of the least experienced rider. Groups of riders should take regular breaks to reduce fatigue. Inexperienced riders should be placed behind the leader so more experienced riders can keep an eye on them from behind. It is generally best to ride in a staggered formation.

7. When crossing railroad tracks that are parallel to the road, you should:
Cross the tracks at a 90-degree angle.
Avoid crossing the tracks for any reason.
Try to cross the tracks at a 45-degree angle.
Slowly inch across the tracks.

To safely cross railroad tracks, trolley tracks, or pavement seams running parallel to your lane, move to a lane position that will allow you to cross them at an angle of at least 45 degrees. Then, make a quick, sharp turn. If you try to edge across, the tracks or seam could catch your tires and throw you off balance.

8. During the day, your headlight should:
Not be used.
Be used on its high beam setting.
Be used on its low beam setting.
Alternate between high beam and low beam settings.

Using your high beam headlight during the day increases the likelihood that other drivers will see you. Use your high beam headlight any time you are not riding behind or approaching other vehicles.

9. To control your motorcycle well, you should:
Sit with your arms propping you up rather than steering.
Keep your knees against the gas tank for balance.
Allow your feet to hang off the footrests.
Sit so far back that you must stretch to reach the handgrips.

When riding, keep your knees against the gas tank to help maintain your balance in turns. Sit so that you can use your arms to steer rather than to prop yourself up. Sit far enough forward that your arms are slightly bent when you hold the handgrips, and keep your feet firmly on the footrests.

10. If a tire goes flat while you are riding and you must stop, you should:
Use both brakes and stop quickly.
Shift your weight toward the good tire.
Brake on the good tire and steer to the side of the road.
Relax on the handgrips.

If either of your tires go flat while you are riding, hold the handgrips firmly, ease off the throttle, and maintain a straight course. If you need to brake, gradually apply the brake to the tire that is not flat. As you slow down, edge to the side of the road, squeeze the clutch, and stop.

11. To increase your line of sight when preparing to pass another vehicle on its left, you should:
Ride in the left portion of your lane.
Ride in the right portion of your lane.
Ride in the center portion of your lane.
Try to stand up on your motorcycle.

When preparing to pass another vehicle on its left, you should ride in the left portion of your lane. This will increase your line of sight and make you more visible to oncoming traffic.

12. It is important to flash your brake light when:
Approaching a police officer.
Someone is following too closely.
There is a stop sign ahead.
Your signals are not working.

It is a good idea to flash your brake light before slowing if someone is following you too closely. The other driver may be focused on you and be unaware of the upcoming hazard that is causing you to slow down. It is also important to flash your brake light if you are about to slow down in a place where other drivers might not expect you to do so.

13. Low-speed crashes:
Can be fatal.
Are never serious.
Rarely cause injuries.
Happen frequently, so there is no need to worry about them.

Most motorcycle crashes occur at speeds lower than 30 miles per hour. Even low-speed crashes can be fatal.

14. What should a motorcyclist do to prevent possible injury when riding on a slippery surface?
Increase their speed.
Reduce their speed.
Make sudden moves.
Ride on the shoulder.

When riding on a slippery surface, it is safest to decrease your speed. Making sudden moves on a slippery surface could cause your motorcycle to skid. Do not travel on the shoulder to escape a slippery road.

15. When selecting a helmet, it is important that all of the following are true, except:
The helmet is DOT-compliant.
The helmet looks nice.
The helmet fits snugly.
The helmet does not have any defects.

To ensure that you have a helmet that will provide the best possible protection, you should choose one that meets U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) standards. It should fit snugly all the way around and have no obvious defects, such as cracks, loose padding, or frayed straps.

16. The best way to handle tailgaters is to:
Change lanes and let them pass.
Use your horn and make obscene gestures.
Speed up to put distance between you and the tailgater.
Come to a complete stop.

If possible, change lanes and let a tailgater pass your vehicle. Speeding up may result in the driver continuing to tailgate you at a higher speed, thereby increasing the danger.

17. Which of the following is not a factor in determining blood alcohol content (BAC)?
The amount of alcohol consumed
How fast the alcohol is consumed
The drinker's body weight
How often the drinker consumes alcohol

The three major factors that affect a person's blood alcohol content (BAC) are the amount of alcohol consumed, how fast the alcohol was consumed, and the drinker's body weight. It is illegal and dangerous to operate a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol.

18. When riding in a group, inexperienced riders should position themselves:
Just behind the leader.
In front of the group.
At the rear of the group.
Beside the leader.

In a group of motorcyclists, riders with less experience should be positioned toward the front of the group, just behind the leader. This will allow more experienced riders behind them to keep an eye on them.

19. 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.

20. An advantage to keeping the size of a group of riders small is:
A small group is less easily separated in traffic than a larger group.
A small group can disregard traffic laws to stay together.
Riders will always be trying to catch up to the group.
It will be difficult to keep track of where everyone is.

There are several advantages to keeping groups of riders small. In comparison to a large group, a small group is easier for other vehicles to pass safely, is less likely to get separated by traffic or stop lights, and creates less need for slower riders to hurry to catch up to the rest of the group.

21. If you are not traveling slowly enough when shifting into a lower gear, the:
Motorcycle could lurch and the rear tire could skid.
Motorcycle could accelerate too quickly.
Front tire will likely skid.
Engine will make a loud noise.

If you are not riding slowly enough when shifting into a lower gear, the motorcycle will lurch and the rear wheel may skid.

22. More than half of all crashes:
Occur at speeds greater than 35 mph.
Happen at night.
Are caused by worn tires.
Involve riders who have operated the involved motorcycle for less than six months.

More than half of all motorcycle crashes involve riders with less than six months of experience on the motorcycle being used.

23. Most crashes occur in broad daylight. To be more visible, you should:
Wear brightly-colored clothing.
Wear darkly-clothing.
Ride without your headlight.
Ride in a weaving pattern.

Because most crashes happen in broad daylight, you should always wear brightly-colored clothing while riding, even during the day.

24. If you are riding when it starts to rain, it is a good idea to:
Ride down the center of the lane.
Increase your speed.
Ride in the tire tracks left by cars.
Pull onto the shoulder of the road.

Because of the presence of oil deposits, the center strip of a lane can be hazardous when wet. When rain starts to fall, it is best to ride in the tire tracks left by cars. It is advisable to reduce your speed on wet surfaces.

25. When changing lanes, you should:
Signal, use your mirrors, and turn your head.
Signal and use your mirrors.
Turn your head and change lanes.
Signal and change lanes.

Always use the proper turn signal before a turn or lane change. Use your mirrors and perform head checks before changing lanes to check for traffic surrounding your vehicle.

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