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Ohio MOTORCYCLE DMV Practice Test 13

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1. A driver making eye contact with you:
Means that they see you.
Will never happen.
Does not mean that they will properly yield to you.
Guarantees that they will properly yield to you.

You should never count on eye contact to guarantee that a driver will yield to you. It is not uncommon for drivers to look directly at a motorcyclist but fail to consciously notice them.

2. If you are transporting a passenger, they should:
Lean as you lean.
Hold onto the motorcycle seat.
Sit as far back as possible.
Never hold onto you.

A passenger should lean with the operator through turns and curves. They should sit as far forward as possible, without hindering the operator's control of the motorcycle, and hold onto passenger handholds or the operator's waist, hips, or belt.

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

A plastic, shatter-resistant face shield provides protection for your entire face. A windshield is not an adequate substitute for a good face shield.

4. Unlike other beverages, alcohol:
Is absorbed into the bloodstream right away.
Needs to be digested.
Doesn’t affect humans.

Unlike other substances in food and drink, alcohol does not need to be digested. It is absorbed directly through the walls of the stomach and small intestine, enters the bloodstream, and quickly reaches the brain.

5. You have been drinking alcohol. If you wait an hour for each drink before riding your motorcycle:
You cannot be arrested for drinking and riding.
Your riding skills will not be affected.
Side effects from the drinking may still remain.
You will be okay as long as you ride slowly.

On average, the body can eliminate the alcohol content of about one drink per hour. However, some alcohol may accumulate in the body even if a person consumes only one drink per hour. Their abilities and judgment can still be impaired.

6. A person with a minimum blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of _____ is considered legally intoxicated.
0.04 percent
0.08 percent
0.1 percent
0.12 percent

A person with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of at least 0.08 percent is considered legally intoxicated. Operating any motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol is both illegal and dangerous.

7. Long-term exposure to wind noise:
Is not a danger.
Can cause irreversible hearing damage.
Is just part of riding a motorcycle.

Long-term exposure to wind noise can cause permanent damage to your hearing. Using ear protection when you ride should protect you from the dangers of wind noise while still allowing you to hear important sounds, like sirens or car horns.

8. When riding with a passenger on your motorcycle, you should instruct the passenger to:
Get on the motorcycle before the engine starts.
Sit as far back as possible on the bike.
Not talk or move unnecessarily.

Tell passengers to avoid unnecessary conversation or movement while on a moving motorcycle. Passengers should get onto a motorcycle only after the engine is started. They should sit as far forward as possible without crowding the operator.

9. To lessen your chances of an accident, you should:
Only ride in the afternoon.
Follow the vehicle in front of you as closely as possible.
Not look ahead and focus only on your controls.
Communicate your intentions to other drivers.

To reduce the risk of a crash, you should always ensure that you are visible to others. Communicate your intentions through proper use of your signals, brake light, and lane position. Maintain a space cushion around your motorcycle and consistently scan the road ahead of, behind, and next to your vehicle.

10. You have an improved chance of avoiding serious injury in a crash if you wear:
Face or eye protection.
A baseball cap.

Wearing a helmet is your best defense against injury while riding a motorcycle. Wearing a plastic, shatter-resistant face shield can help protect your face from injury in a crash.

11. When riding behind a car, traveling in the center portion of the lane:
Allows you to be seen in its rearview mirror.
Usually makes it difficult for the driver to see you.
Should be avoided.

When following a car, you should ride in a position that allows the driver to see you in their rearview mirror. Usually, that means riding in the center portion of the lane. Because most drivers check their rearview mirrors much more often than they check their side mirrors, being in this lane position increases the chance that they will see you.

12. A plastic, shatter-resistant face shield can protect you from:

A plastic, shatter-resistant face shield can protect your face in the event of a crash. It also provides protection against more routine hazards, such as pebbles thrown up from other vehicles, wind, dust, dirt, rain, and insects.

13. What does this sign mean?
No left turn
No U-turn
No right turn

Regulatory signs are white signs with red and black markings that inform drivers of specific traffic laws in the indicated area. This sign indicates that right turns are prohibited.

14. If you borrow a motorcycle, you should:
Assume all controls are in the same location as they are on your motorcycle.
Immediately take it out on the highway.
Get familiar with it in a controlled area.

All motorcycles are at least somewhat different. Before riding a motorcycle that is new to you, take the time to learn where all of the controls are. Ride the motorcycle in a controlled area to get used to it before taking it out on the road.

15. If vehicles or other potential hazards are to your right, you should ride on which side of your lane?
Either side

When riding on the road, position yourself in a manner that allows you the most possible space. If there are hazards to your left, ride on the right side of your lane. If there are hazards to you right, ride on the left side of your lane.

16. The center portion of a lane contains an oily strip. This strip:
Should be avoided at all times.
Usually provides adequate traction for riding, unless it is raining.
Should only be traveled upon if you are sharing the lane with another vehicle.

While the center strip of the road can be oily, it usually provides enough traction for safe riding, unless it is raining. The oily strip is usually no more than two feet wide, so motorcyclists can generally ride on either side of the strip and still be in the center portion of the lane.

17. A motorcyclist should not rely only on their mirrors because:
Sometimes mirrors can be dirty, limiting the motorcyclist's view.
Mirrors are always unreliable.
Motorcycles have blind spots.

To remain aware of your surroundings, it is not enough to rely only on your mirrors. Motorcycles have blind spots just like any other vehicle.

18. Convex mirrors:
Provide a narrow view of the road behind you.
Provide a wide view of the road behind you.
Are illegal.

In comparison to flat mirrors, convex mirrors provide a wider view of the road behind you. They also make objects seem farther away than they actually are. Take the time to get used to your mirrors if your motorcycle is equipped with convex mirrors.

19. When riding, you should:
Turn your head and shoulders to look through turns.
Keep your arms straight.
Keep your knees away from the gas tank.
Turn just your head and eyes to look through turns.

When making a turn, you should look through the turn to where you want to go. Turn just your head, not your shoulders, and keep your eyes level with the horizon.

20. Which of the following is an example of a potentially slippery surface?
A gravel road
A paved driveway
Dry pavement

Traction may be poor on surfaces such as wet, snowy, icy, or muddy pavement; gravel roads; lane markings; and steel plates and utility hole covers.

21. Which fabric provides the most protection when worn by motorcyclists?

Leather jackets and pants provide the greatest level of protection when riding.

22. When turning, you should:
Move your knees away from the gas tank.
Turn just your head, not your shoulders, to look through the turn.
Turn your head and shoulders to look through the turn.

When turning, look through the turn to where you want to go. Turn only your head, not your shoulders, and keep your eyes level with the horizon. Turning your shoulders may cause you to steer off course.

23. If your rear wheel locks up while you are stopping on a straightaway:
You can usually maintain control of the motorcycle.
You will likely lose control of the motorcycle.
You will need to release the rear brake to regain control of the motorcycle.

If you accidentally lock your rear wheel while stopping on a straightaway, you can keep it locked until you have completely stopped. Even with a locked rear wheel, you can usually control your motorcycle if it is upright and traveling in a straight line.

24. You have an improved chance of avoiding serious injury in a crash if you wear all of the following, except:
A DOT-compliant helmet.
A leather jacket.
A sweatshirt.

Wearing a U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT)-compliant helmet can help protect you against head and neck injuries in the event of a crash. A jacket made of leather or sturdy synthetic material can also protect you against injuries.

25. When entering a turn, you should:
Slow down.
Speed up.
Come to a complete stop.

Reduce your speed before entering a turn. If you take a turn too fast, you may end up veering out of your lane or even off the road.

26. If passing another vehicle:
You may exceed the speed limit until the pass is complete.
You may disregard no passing zone markings if you began the pass in a passing zone.
You must observe the posted speed limit.

All passes must be completed within the posted speed limits and only in areas where passing is permitted.

27. Which of the following statements is true?
The front brake is more powerful than the rear brake.
The rear brake is more powerful than the front brake.
Both the front and rear brakes are equally powerful.

The front brake of a motorcycle is more powerful than the rear brake. It can provide at least 70 percent of a motorcycle's total stopping power.

28. Under normal conditions, a motorcyclist should maintain a following distance of at least:
Two seconds.
Three seconds.
Four seconds.

Motorcyclists should maintain a minimum two-second following distance under normal conditions. Any time conditions are less than perfect, a larger following distance is recommended.

29. When selecting a jacket that will be used as protective apparel, a motorcycle rider should look for a jacket that is:
Black, or another dark color.
Made of leather or synthetic materials.

When riding a motorcycle, it is highly recommended that you wear protective apparel. Look for a jacket that completely covers your arms and fits snugly but still allows you to move freely. Leather or sturdy synthetic materials with integrated body armor offer the best protection.

30. When carrying a load, it should be:
Secured as high as possible.
Secured as low as possible.
Secured on a sissy bar.

Loads should be secured low in order to avoid upsetting the motorcycle's balance.

31. How can you get sober after drinking alcohol?
Drink coffee.

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.

32. The key to making a quick turn is to:
Shift your weight quickly.
Turn the handlebars quickly.
Get your motorcycle to lean quickly.

The key to making an evasive maneuver is to get your motorcycle to quickly lean in the direction you wish to turn. The sharper the turn, the more it must lean.

33. A windshield:
Is a good substitute for a face shield.
Does not completely protect your eyes from the wind.
Is required on all motorcycles.
Should be used on windy days.

A windshield is not an adequate substitute for the protection offered by goggles or a face shield. Most windshields will not protect your eyes from the wind.

34. When riding at night, maintain a minimum following distance of:
Two seconds.
Three seconds.
Four seconds.

Because it can be difficult to judge distances in the dark, ride with a following distance of at least three seconds when traveling at night.

35. When it starts to rain, it is usually best to:
Ride on the right side of the lane.
Ride on the edge of the road.
Ride in the tire tracks left by cars.

Pavement is often especially slippery when it first begins to rain. The rainwater mixes with the oily deposits left by cars that have not yet washed off the road. When riding in rain, the best option is to ride in the tire tracks left by cars ahead of you.

36. The front brake:
Should only be used in an emergency.
Should be used with the rear brake.
Is unsafe to use.

You should always use both brakes when you slow or stop.

37. What does this sign mean?
Vehicles will be entering the roadway.
Signal ahead.
Come to a complete stop and proceed when it is safe to do so.

Octagonal signs that are colored red are always stop signs. When approaching one of these signs, you must come to a complete stop, yield to any other traffic or pedestrians, and proceed once it is safe to do so.

38. When braking on a motorcycle:
The rear brake should be applied first.
The front brake should be applied first.
The front and rear brakes should be applied at the same time.

Use both brakes every time you slow down or stop. If you use only the rear brake when stopping normally, you may not develop the habit or the skill to use the front brake properly when you really need to stop quickly.

39. When passing a vehicle, you:
May exceed the speed limit by 10 mph.
Must not exceed the speed limit.
Are required to ride faster than the speed limit.

Passing must be completed within posted speed limits. Only pass another vehicle where it is safe and legal to do so.

40. When scanning the area around your motorcycle, you should:
Look for potential escape routes near intersections, shopping areas, or schools.
See if you can travel faster than other vehicles.
Stare at pedestrians.

While searching the road for potential hazards, focus on looking for escape routes in or around intersections, shopping areas, schools, and construction zones.

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