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1. In which of the following situations should you increase your following distance?
Traffic is light.
Traffic is heavy.
You are able to see the roadway through vehicles in front of you.
There is pleasant and clear weather.

While a two-second following distance is generally adequate, you should increase your following distance any time conditions would require a longer stopping distance, such as when the pavement is slippery due to poor weather conditions. Additionally, you should increase your following distance at night, if you cannot see through the vehicle ahead, and when traffic is heavy.

2. A person with a minimum blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of ______ is considered legally intoxicated.
0.02 percent
0.04 percent
0.08 percent
0.1 percent

In the state of Kentucky, a person with a minimum blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of 0.08 percent is considered legally intoxicated. It is both illegal and dangerous to operate a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol.

3. As an operator, you should prepare a passenger to ride by instructing them to do each of the following, except:
Get on the motorcycle after the engine has been started.
Sit as far forward as possible.
Maintain a large space between themselves and you.
Keep their legs away from the muffler and chains.

Before beginning a ride, you should ask your passenger to mount the motorcycle only after the engine has been started. They should sit as far forward as they can without crowding you and hold onto the motorcycle's passenger handholds or onto your waist, hips, or belt. They should keep their legs away from the muffler, chains, and other moving parts.

4. Small vehicles can appear ______ and seem to be traveling ______ than they actually are.
Farther away, more slowly
Farther away, faster
Closer, more slowly
Closer, faster

Small vehicles, like motorcycles, can visually seem to be farther away and moving more slowly than they actually are. This phenomenon can make it difficult for others on the road to accurately judge the location and speed of a smaller vehicle.

5. Riders who do not wear helmets while riding are ________ to die in a crash than riders who do wear helmets.
Half as likely
Twice as likely
Three times as likely
Just as likely

No matter the speed, riders who are not wearing helmets are three times more likely to die from head injuries than riders who are wearing helmets at the time of a crash.

6. When being passed, all of the following are potential hazards, except:
Extended mirrors.
Objects being thrown from other vehicles.
Blasts of wind.

When being passed, motorcyclists should be careful not to be hit by any part of the passing vehicle, including its mirrors. In addition to the vehicle itself, motorcyclists should be aware of wind gusts coming from the passing vehicle and potential objects being thrown by a passenger in the vehicle who may not be paying attention to the road.

7. A face shield should:
Allow a clear view to both sides.
Prevent air from passing through it.
Be tight enough to prevent glasses from fitting underneath it.
Should not fasten too tightly.

To be effective, a face shield must be free of scratches; be resistant to penetration; allow clear views to both sides; fasten securely; permit air to pass through; and permit enough room for eyeglasses or sunglasses, if needed.

8. 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 effectively as goggles.

A plastic, shatter-resistant face shield protects your entire face in a crash. Goggles protect your eyes, but not the rest of your face. A windshield is not an adequate substitute for a face shield or goggles.

9. Which vest or jacket color would best help you to be seen?

Wearing brightly-colored clothing while riding will increase your chances of being seen. Bright oranges, yellows, reds, or greens are best and are preferable to drab or dark colors.

10. How often should a motorcycle operator check their mirrors?
More often than the amount time spent looking ahead

It is recommended that you frequently check your mirrors to be aware of potential hazards behind you.

11. 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.

12. 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.

13. When choosing a helmet, you will get the most protection by using a helmet that:
Fits loosely.
Meets U.S. DOT standards.
Has survived a previous crash.
Provides hearing protection.

To ensure that you are getting as much protection as possible, choose a helmet that meets U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) and state standards. Helmets should fit snugly all the way around.

14. A motorcyclist can discourage other vehicles from lane sharing by:
Riding in the left portion of a lane.
Riding in the center portion of a lane.
Giving dirty looks if another driver moves into their lane.
Riding in a zigzag pattern to fill up a lane.

Any time a driver may be tempted to try to squeeze into your lane next to you, ride in the center portion of the lane to discourage them from doing so.

15. Generally, the body eliminates one alcoholic drink per hour. If a person consumed eight alcoholic drinks four hours ago, how many drinks likely remain in their body?

The minimum number of drinks left in a person's system can be estimated by subtracting the number of hours since the last drink from the total number of drinks consumed. In this case, the alcohol content of about four drinks would remain.

16. 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.

17. Do not change gears on railroad tracks because:
Your motorcycle may stall.
You might go too fast.
Other drivers may not be expecting you to change gears.
The uneven surface may make it more difficult to switch gears.

It is best not to shift gears when crossing railroad tracks. There is a chance your motorcycle might stall while you are on the tracks.

18. Just like cars, motorcycles have blind spots. When switching lanes, you should:
Turn your head and check your blind spot.
Look only at your mirrors.
Rely on your peripheral vision.
Slow down so any vehicle in your blind spot can pass you.

Blind spots, by definition, are areas that you cannot see by just looking in your mirrors. Turn your head to the side and check over your shoulder for vehicles in your blind spot before you change lanes.

19. How can you regain control if your rear tire locks up?
Release the rear brake.
Continue using the rear brake.
Swerve the bike in the direction with the fewest hazards.
With the brake engaged, try to accelerate.

To regain control of a locked rear wheel, the brake must be released. However, if you accidentally lock the rear brake on a good traction surface, you can keep it locked until you have completely stopped.

20. A flashing yellow traffic light means:
Stop, then go.
Slow down and proceed with caution.

A flashing yellow traffic light means motorists should slow down and proceed with caution.

21. When loading cargo onto a motorcycle, you should:
Pack heavier items in front of the tank bag.
Pack lighter items near the front.
Try to not place items over the rear axle.
Place items behind the rear axle.

Heavier items should be loaded in front of the tank bag. You should try to place the load over or in front of the rear axle. Putting the load behind the rear axle may affect your control.

22. If you are hit by a wind blast caused by a passing vehicle, you will have the most room for error if you are riding:
In the left portion of the lane.
In the center portion of the lane.
In the right portion of the lane.
On the shoulder.

If you are in the middle portion of your lane, you will have the greatest room for error if your control is disrupted by a wind blast from a passing vehicle.

23. A motorcycle needs:
Less frequent attention than a car.
More frequent attention than a car.
To have pre-ride checks performed only by a mechanic.
To be serviced only at a dealer.

Because a small technical fault can have more serious consequences on a motorcycle than on a car, motorcycles need to be checked more frequently. Complete a thorough check before every ride.

24. When passing another vehicle:
You may ride on the shoulder.
You may complete the pass in a no passing zone.
You must start and complete the pass within a passing zone.
You should sound your horn to get the other driver to slow down.

All passing maneuvers must be completed within the posted speed limits and only in areas where passing is safe and legal.

25. It is most important to flash your brake light when:
Switching into a neutral gear.
You will be slowing suddenly.
There is a stop sign ahead.
Your signals are not working.

If a tailgater is following you too closely, it is advisable to flash your brake light before you begin to decelerate. The tailgater may be concentrating on you and may not be aware of hazards farther down the road that you are slowing to avoid.

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