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1. When following another vehicle as a beginning rider, you should:
Maintain a minimum four-second following distance.
Get as close to the other vehicle as possible.
Never be concerned about your following distance.
Always ride in the left portion of the lane so the driver can easily see you.

A following distance of at least four seconds is recommended for beginning riders. Increase your following distance any time conditions are less than perfect.

2. Which type of sign is yellow with black lettering or symbols?
Speed limit

Warning signs are yellow with black lettering or symbols and provide important information to motorists about upcoming road conditions.

3. If attempting to brake in a curve, you should:
Brake more gradually than you would on a straightaway.
Brake as hard as you would on a straightaway.
Wait until you are not in the curve to brake.
Only use the rear brake.

Because tires have less traction when a motorcycle is leaning than when it is upright, always try to position your motorcycle in an upright position before braking. If you must brake while in a curve, apply the brakes more smoothly and gradually than if your motorcycle was traveling on a straightaway.

4. If another driver is following you too closely, it is best to:
Not worry about them.
Change lanes and let them pass.
Speed up.
Get off the roadway.

The best way to deal with a tailgater is to get them in front of you. If you can do so safely, change lanes and let them pass. Increasing your speed may only encourage the driver to tailgate you at a higher speed.

5. If carrying a load in a sidecar, the motorcycle's stopping distance:
May be increased.
May be decreased.
Is not a concern.
Will be similar to the stopping distance of a two-wheeled motorcycle.

Because adding a load to a motorcycle increases its weight, the vehicle's inertia may increase, causing its stopping distance to increase. Begin slowing and stopping earlier when riding a motorcycle with a load or passenger in its sidecar.

6. When riding at night you should:
Increase your speed.
Decrease your following distance.
Use the vehicle in front of you to help see.
Wear tinted glasses.

To reduce the risk of a collision when riding at night, be sure to reduce your speed and increase your following distance. Use the headlights of vehicles ahead of you to see farther down the road. You should always be flexible about your lane position, especially when riding at night.

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. Studies show that nearly ______ of riders killed in motorcycle crashes had been drinking.
20 percent
40 percent
60 percent
80 percent

Alcohol is a major contributor to motorcycle crashes, particularly fatal crashes. Studies show that nearly 40 percent of all riders killed in motorcycle accidents had been drinking.

9. The only way to rid your body of alcohol is through:
Drinking coffee.
Taking a cold shower.

The only way to remove the alcoholic content of a drink from your body is to allow your body time to eliminate it. There are no shortcuts to sobering up.

10. When operating a motorcycle on a slippery surface, you should:
Ride faster than usual.
Use only the front brake.
Reduce your speed.
Use only the rear brake.

When riding on slippery surfaces, you should reduce your speed. Make certain to use both brakes when braking and avoid making sudden moves.

11. Successful motorcyclists know they are safest when they are:
Seen by other motorists.
Faster than other vehicles.
On the side of the road.
In the left side of the lane.

Successful motorcyclists know that they are safest when they are clearly seen by other road users. Use your headlight, brake light, signals, and lane position to maximize your visibility.

12. When being passed, you should not move to the portion of the lane farthest from the passing driver because it:
Discourages the passing driver from cutting into your lane too early.
Encourages the passing driver to cut into your lane too early.
Encourages the passing driver to complete the pass as quickly as possible.
Encourages other drivers to pass you.

Moving into the portion of your lane farthest from a passing vehicle is potentially dangerous because it could encourage the driver to return to your lane before it is safe to do so. It is safest to stay in the center of a lane when being passed.

13. Which of the following does not offer protection to a motorcycle rider?
A leather jacket
Boots that go over the ankle
A baseball cap that fits snugly

To protect yourself against injury, you should wear a DOT-compliant helmet; face or eye protection; a jacket and long pants made of sturdy material; boots or shoes that are high and sturdy enough to cover and support your ankles; and gloves made of durable material.

14. A proper lane position should do all of the following, except:
Increase your ability to see and be seen.
Help you avoid surface hazards.
Help you avoid traffic signals.
Communicate your intentions to other road users.

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.

15. A motorcyclist's cushion of space:
Should always stay the same.
Should vary according to riding conditions.
Is not necessary in most situations.
Should be avoided to keep traffic moving safely.

An expanded cushion of space is needed if your motorcycle will take longer than normal to stop. If the pavement is slippery, if you cannot see through the vehicle ahead of you, or if traffic is heavy and another driver may try to squeeze in front of you, open up your following distance.

16. 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.

17. Which of the following does not need to be checked regularly?
The brakes
The fasteners
The tires
The paint

Before every ride, you should check your motorcycle's tires, controls, chains, sprockets, shock absorbers, fasteners, and brakes. A small mechanical issue on a motorcycle can be extremely dangerous in traffic.

18. Passing and being passed when riding a motorcycle is not much different than when driving a car. However:
A motorcycle's visibility is more critical than that of a car.
A motorcycle's visibility is not as important as that of a car.
Passing should be done on the shoulder instead of on the main roadway.
It is critical to make eye contact with the other driver when riding a motorcycle.

While the basic techniques for safely passing and being passed are the same as when driving a car, visibility is more critical when riding a motorcycle. The smaller size of a motorcycle makes it easier for you to disappear into another vehicle's blind spot, or for the driver to fail to notice you even if they are able to see you.

19. A rectangular sign may be a:
School crossing sign.
Railroad crossing sign.
Stop sign.
Speed limit sign.

Signs informing road users of road regulations, such as speed limits, are normally rectangular and colored white with black lettering or symbols. Riders must follow the rules posted on these regulatory signs.

20. Which of the following is not a good way for a rider to increase their visibility?
Wearing proper clothing
Using their headlight at all times
Using their turn signals
Waving at other drivers

To make yourself visible to other road users, you should wear brightly-colored clothing with reflective materials, use your headlight at all times, and use your signals and brake light properly.

21. 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.

22. 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.

23. 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.

24. 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.

25. When riding on a slippery surface, you should not:
Reduce your speed.
Avoid sudden moves.
Use both brakes.
Brake quickly.

To safely ride on a slippery surface, you should reduce your speed, avoid making sudden movements, and use both brakes if you need to brake.

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