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1. When choosing a helmet, you should ensure that it:
Has no cracks or defects.
Looks nice.
Fits loosely.

To get the best possible protection, choose a helmet that meets U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) and state standards. It should fit snugly all the way around and be free of obvious defects, like cracks, loose padding, and frayed straps.

2. The best way to stay out of trouble while riding a motorcycle is to:
Look well ahead of your motorcycle.
Avoid high-density traffic areas.
Ride at speeds faster than the speed limit.

To avoid running into dangerous situations while riding, you should consistently scan the road well ahead of your motorcycle. Watch the road ahead to identify and react to potential hazards before meeting them.

3. What can remove alcohol from a person's system?

The only way to sober up after drinking is to give your body the time it needs to remove the alcohol. There are no techniques that will speed up this process.

4. When being passed from behind, which portion of the lane should you ride in?

When being passed, the center portion of the lane is generally the safest lane position for a motorcyclist. Riding on the side nearest the passing vehicle increases the risk of colliding with it. Riding on the side farthest from the passing vehicle can also be dangerous because it may prompt the driver to return to your lane before it is safe to do so.

5. A pre-ride inspection:
Takes only minutes.
Takes about an hour.
Should only be done by a certified mechanic.

You should do a pre-ride inspection of your motorcycle before every ride. This will usually take only a few minutes.

6. When changing lanes:
Your mirrors can adequately show you your surroundings.
Do a head check in addition to using your mirrors.
Activate your turn signal and immediately move to the right or left.

Like any vehicle, motorcycles have blind spots. In addition to using your mirrors, you must always turn your head to check your blind spot before changing lanes.

7. When sitting on a motorcycle, you should:
Use your arms to hold up your body.
Sit at an angle so your arms can support your weight.
Sit so you can use your arms to control the motorcycle.

Sit with a posture that allows you to use your arms to control your motorcycle. You should not be positioned in a way that requires your arms to prop up your body and support your weight.

8. Lanes of traffic moving in the same direction are separated by:
White lines.
Yellow lines.
Road signs.

White lines are used to separate traffic moving in the same direction. Solid lines indicate that drivers are not permitted to pass, whereas dashed lines indicate that drivers are permitted to pass, if it is safe to do so.

9. _________ of all collisions involving a motorcycle and a passenger vehicle are caused by the driver failing to yield the right-of-way to the motorcyclist.
More than half

More than one-half of collisions involving motorcycles and passenger vehicles are caused by drivers failing to properly yield the right-of-way to motorcyclists. Motorcyclists should never assume that drivers of larger vehicles will yield the right-of-way, even if they are legally required to do so.

10. Hearing protection:
Is not needed when the rider is wearing a helmet.
Is only recommended for long trips.
Should be used on all rides.

Exposure to engine and wind noise can damage your hearing, even if you are wearing a helmet. Wearing hearing protection while riding is always a good idea.

11. The front brake:
Should only be used when you need to stop quickly.
Should be used only under slippery conditions.
Is not as effective as the rear brake.
Is safe to use, if used properly.

Always use both brakes any time you slow or stop. It is safe to use the front brake, which is more powerful than the rear brake, as long as you use it properly.

12. You approach an emergency vehicle that is stopped on the side of the road while using its flashing lights. You should:
Stop on the roadway behind the emergency vehicle.
Stop and wait until the emergency vehicle begins moving again.
Merge into a lane away from the emergency vehicle.

If you approach an emergency vehicle, tow truck, or roadside assistance vehicle that is stopped with its lights flashing, you must change lanes to allow the vehicle extra space and proceed with caution. Always slow down and be prepared to stop when you approach an emergency scene.

13. A difference between googles and a windshield is:
Goggles will protect you from the wind, but a windshield won’t.
A windshield will protect you from the wind, but goggles won't.
A windshield will keep your eyes from watering better than goggles.

Googles will protect your eyes from the wind, but most windshields will not. A windshield is not an adequate substitute for goggles or a face shield.

14. Eye protection is:
Required for all riders.
Not required, but recommended.
Only required for inexperienced motorcycle users.

Georgia law requires a rider to wear eye protection when on a moving motorcycle. A full face shield provides a rider with the best possible protection.

15. The safest part of the lane:
Is always the left portion of the lane.
Is always the right portion of the lane.
Changes depending on the situation.

There is no single lane position that is always best and no single lane position that should always be avoided. Adjust your lane position as circumstances warrant.

16. How many alcoholic drinks need to be consumed before the drinker's riding ability is affected?

As little as one alcoholic drink can have a significant effect on your ability to safely operate a motor vehicle. It is never a safe choice to ride after consuming any amount of alcohol.

17. When slowing or stopping a motorcycle, you should:
Not change gears.
Shift up through the gears.
Shift down through the gears.

You should shift down through the gears with the clutch as you slow or stop. Remain in first gear while stopped so you can move quickly, if needed.

18. When buying a motorcycle helmet, you should be most concerned about the helmet's:

Protection should be your first consideration when buying a motorcycle helmet.

19. Whichever style of helmet you choose, you will get the most protection by ensuring that your helmet:
Fits snugly.
Is clean.
Looks cool.

You will get the maximum protection from your helmet if it meets U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) and state standards, fits snugly all the way around, and has no obvious defects.

20. When nearing a blind intersection, you should:
Speed up.
Assume that other drivers will properly yield the right-of-way.
Change your lane position to become more visible to other drivers.

When approaching a blind intersection, move into the lane position that makes you the most visible to surrounding drivers.

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

If one of your tires fails, hold the handgrips firmly and begin to slow down by easing off the throttle while maintaining a straight course. If you must brake, gradually apply the brake of the tire that is still good, if you are sure of which tire that is. Edge toward the side of the road as you slow down, squeeze the clutch, and stop.

22. A primary cause of single-vehicle motorcycle collisions is:
Motorcyclists' tendency to ride too fast for weather conditions.
Motorcyclists turning too wide in a curve or turn.
Motorcyclists running off the road while trying to avoid a collision with another vehicle.

A primary cause of single-vehicle collisions is motorcyclists running too wide in a curve or turn. Taking a turn too wide can cause a motorcycle to leave the roadway or collide with an object.

23. Motorcycles may pass on the right:
If there is at least eight feet of unobstructed pavement.
By riding on the shoulder of the road.
By riding on the grass, if it is level.

Motorcyclists may pass on the right if there is unobstructed pavement with a width of at least eight feet to the right of the vehicle being passed. Motorcyclists, and other drivers, should never leave the road to pass another vehicle.

24. Where is the greatest potential for conflict between you and other vehicles?
At intersections
On the highway
On any road

The greatest potential for conflict between motorcycles and other traffic is at intersections. Oncoming cars turning left in front of motorcyclists is the biggest danger.

25. Which of the following is not a benefit of maintaining a cushion of space between your motorcycle and other vehicles?
You have more time to react to the movements of other drivers.
You have space to maneuver.
You have limited escape route options.

Maintaining a space cushion helps to ensure that you will have enough time to react to the movements of others and enough room to maneuver safely.

26. While riding, you should wear:
Hearing protection to prevent damage from long-term exposure to engine and wind noise.
A helmet to protect your hearing.
A baseball cap.

Long-term exposure to engine and wind noise while riding can lead to hearing damage, even if you wear a full-face helmet. Using hearing protection is advised to prevent damage.

27. The faster you drink alcohol:
The faster the alcohol is removed from your body.
The faster the alcohol accumulates in your body.
The less the alcohol affects your body.

The faster you drink, the faster the alcohol will accumulate in your body. Alcohol leaves a person's system at an average of one drink per hour. If you consume more than one drink in an hour, you will still have alcohol in your body after one hour has passed.

28. When riding, jackets and pants should:
Fit loosely enough to allow the wind to catch the fabric.
Be snug enough to keep from flapping in the wind.
Be tight enough to prevent you from moving freely.

Jackets and pants should fit snugly enough that they do not flap in the wind, but also loosely enough that you are able to move freely.

29. Where is the greatest potential for conflict between you and other vehicles?
At an intersection
On the highway
On any road

The potential for conflict between a motorcycle and other vehicles is greatest at intersections.

30. Smaller vehicles appear to be ________ and slower than they really are.
Farther away

It can be difficult to judge the speed and distance of a small vehicle, such as a motorcycle. Do not assume that drivers of larger vehicles will be able to accurately understand your speed and location.

31. If vehicles are present on both sides of you motorcycle, which lane position is usually the best option?

There is no lane position that is always best and no lane position that should always be avoided. A responsible rider will adjust their position as road and traffic conditions warrant. If vehicles are on both the left and right sides of a rider, the center lane position is probably the safest option.

32. The best footwear for motorcyclists are:
Sturdy boots.

Leather boots provide the greatest degree of foot protection when riding. Boots should be high and sturdy enough to cover and support your ankles.

33. When riding with a group of motorcyclists, a staggered formation:
Is recommended at all times.
Should not be used when entering or exiting a highway.
Should be used when riding in curves.

While riding in a staggered formation is generally advisable, a group of motorcyclists should switch to a single-file formation when riding in curves, turning, and entering or leaving a highway.

34. __________ can be a cause of collisions involving motorcycles.
Inappropriately sounding a horn
Communicating with other drivers

Following too closely, or "tailgating," can be a major factor in collisions caused by motorcycles. When riding behind another vehicle, maintain a safe following distance.

35. The Motorcycle Safety Foundation recommends a SEE strategy to make safe judgments while riding. What does "SEE" stand for?
Search, Evaluate, and Execute.
Slow, Experienced, and Error-free.
Safe, Experienced, and Evasive.

Experienced riders use a SEE strategy while riding to make safe judgements. "SEE" stands for Search, Evaluate, and Execute.

36. You are riding over bridge gratings and your motorcycle has begun to weave. You should:
Speed up to get over the surface faster.
Ride in a zigzagging motion.
Maintain a steady speed and ride straight across the gratings.

If your motorcycle begins to weave while you are traveling over bridge gratings, you should simply maintain a steady speed and proceed straight across the surface. Trying to stay in your lane while riding in a zigzagging motion is dangerous.

37. When approaching an intersection, a motorcyclist should not:
Choose a lane position that increases their visibility.
Speed up to cross the intersection quickly.
Cover the clutch and brakes to reduce their reaction time.

As you approach an intersection, select a lane position that will make you the most visible to other drivers and cover the clutch and both brakes to reduce your reaction time. Reduce your speed when approaching an intersection. Avoid changing your speed or position radically as doing so may cause surrounding drivers to misinterpret your intentions.

38. When looking through a turn, you should:
Turn your head and shoulders.
Turn just your head.
Turn your head, shoulders, and torso.

Look through every turn by turning just your head, not your shoulders, and keeping your eyes level with the horizon.

39. Using all three lane positions is:
Not encouraged because then you can never get used to any part of a lane.
Discouraged because it confuses other motorists.
Wise if you are adapting to changing conditions.

There is no single lane position that is always best and no single lane position that should always be avoided. Vary your lane position as road and traffic conditions warrant.

40. When preparing to ride with a passenger, instruct the passenger to:
Get onto the motorcycle before you.
Sit as far back as possible.
Hold firmly onto your waist, hips, or belt.

Ask your passenger to wait to mount the motorcycle until after you have started the engine. They should sit as far forward as possible without crowding you and firmly hold onto your waist, hips, or belt.

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