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Ohio MOTORCYCLE DMV Practice Test 16

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1. A passenger should sit:
In front of the operator.
Behind the operator.

Motorcycle passengers should always sit behind the operator and hold firmly and securely onto the operator's waist, hips, or midsection. They may instead choose to hold onto handgrips, provided that the motorcycle is equipped with them. Passengers should never ride sidesaddle.

2. When a motorcyclist needs to stop quickly, they should:
Apply both brakes at the same time.
Use only the front brake.
Use only the rear brake.

To stop quickly, apply both brakes at the same time. Scan the road ahead to help you avoid the need for last-minute stops.

3. When parked on the road, a motorcycle should:
Create an angle with the curb that is between 45 and 90 degrees.
Be parked without a wheel or fender touching the curb.
Be parked parallel to the curb.

When parked on the road, a motorcycle should create an angle with the curb that is between 45 and 90 degrees. A wheel or fender should be touching the curb.

4. Noise created by wind:
Is easy to get used to.
May cause irreversible hearing damage.
Is never a danger.

Long-term exposure to wind noise can permanently damage your hearing. Using proper ear plugs or other hearing protection when riding is recommended.

5. You should conduct a safety inspection of your motorcycle:
Before every ride.
Every week.
Once a month.

You should always conduct a thorough safety inspection of your motorcycle before you ride. A small technical issue on a motorcycle can be more dangerous than a small technical issue on a car.

6. If a motorcycle is towing a trailer, the motorcyclist's following distance should:
Be the same as it normally would be.

A motorcyclist who is towing a trailer should increase their following distance. The added weight of the trailer means that the motorcycle will require more time to stop than it would otherwise.

7. If you get a flat tire while riding, you should:
Hold the handle grips firmly and stay off the brakes.
Shift your weight toward the good wheel and brake normally.
Brake on the good wheel while immediately pulling off the road.

If a tire goes flat while you are riding, hold onto the handgrips firmly and concentrate on maintaining a straight course. Brake only if you are sure which tire is flat. Exit the roadway once your motorcycle has slowed considerably.

8. Who is required to wear a helmet on a moving motorcycle?
Only passengers
All motorcycle riders and passengers
No one

All riders and passengers are required to wear a helmet when riding a motorcycle, motor-driven cycle, or motorized bicycle.

9. How should you brake?
With the front brake only
With the rear brake only
With both brakes

Use both brakes every time you slow or stop.

10. When approaching a blind intersection, you should:
Move into the portion of the lane that will bring you into another driver’s field of vision at the earliest possible moment.
Stop at the stop sign or signal and then proceed normally.
Flash your lights and sound your horn to alert other drivers to your presence.

When approaching a blind intersection, move into the portion of the lane that will bring you into another driver’s field of vision at the earliest possible moment.

11. To improve your chances of being seen, you should:
Use your headlight only at night or when conditions reduce visibility.
Always use your headlight.
Add an orange tint to your headlight.

The single most effective thing you can do to help others see your motorcycle is ride with your headlight on at all times.

12. Pick a lane position that:
Helps you avoid road hazards.
Hides you from other road users.
Places you directly next to another vehicle.

Choose a lane position that helps you avoid road hazards. Make sure you maintain a safe cushion of space around your motorcycle at all times.

13. To avoid confusing other drivers, you should:
Increase your following distance.
Turn off your turn signal after you complete a turn or lane change.
Use your horn only in emergency situations.

After completing a turn or lane change, deactivate your turn signal. Leaving your signal on after moving to the right or left can confuse other road users.

14. When riding on a slippery surface, you should:
Not make sudden movements, if possible.
Handle your motorcycle roughly.
Use only your front brake.

On a slippery surface, any sudden change in speed or direction could cause a skid. Accelerate, shift gears, turn, and brake as smoothly as you can when riding on a slippery surface.

15. Part of your normal scanning routine while riding should include:
Constantly looking in the rearview mirror.
Frequent rearview mirror checks.
Not using the rearview mirror.

Frequent mirror checks should be part of your normal scanning routine. Additionally, make a special point of using your mirrors before changing lanes, when stopping at an intersection, and before slowing down.

16. Before riding, a motorcycle operator should check the clutch. A properly working clutch should feel:
Loose and rough.
Tight and smooth.
Loose and smooth.

Check your clutch and throttle before riding your motorcycle. The throttle should snap back when you let go and the clutch should feel tight and smooth.

17. An ideal lane position should:
Increase your ability to see and be seen.
Place you in other drivers’ blind spots.
Invite others to share your lane.

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.

18. Increase your following distance if:
It is raining.
There is light traffic.
It is sunny.

You should increase your following distance if it will take your motorcycle longer than normal to stop, if you can't see through the vehicle ahead of you, or if traffic is heavy and other vehicles are likely to try to squeeze in front of you.

19. You should flash your brake light to:
Tell other motorists that you are riding near them.
Help other motorists see your motorcycle while traveling in slow traffic.
Tell other motorists that you are going to slow down or stop where they don't expect you to do so.

Motorcycle riders should use their brake lights to communicate with other road users. It is particularly important for a motorcyclist to flash their brake light before slowing down to make a tight, fast turn off of a high-speed roadway. Motorcyclists should flash their brake lights when slowing in any location where other drivers may not expect them to slow down.

20. Locking your brakes can:
Be helpful in most situations.
Improve steering.
Cause control problems.

Locking the brakes can cause control problems. If your front brake locks, you should release the brake then immediately re-apply it. If you lock your rear brake when stopping on a good traction surface, keep it locked until you have completely stopped.

21. After riding over an object on the road, you should:
Continue riding because the danger has passed.
Pull to the side of the road and check your tires and rims for damage.
Stop to remove the object from the road.

After riding over an object on the roadway, you should pull off the road to check your tires and rims for damage before traveling any farther. Ensure that nothing is caught in the drive chain or belt before proceeding.

22. In areas where dangers could be present, a motorcyclist should:
Maintain their speed.
Assume they will be safe.
Cover the clutch and both brake levers to reduce their reaction time.

In high-risk areas, such as intersections, shopping areas, schools, or construction zones, a motorcyclist should reduce their speed. They should cover the clutch and both brake levers to reduce their reaction time in the case of an emergency.

23. When positioning your body on the motorcycle:
You should hold yourself up with your arms.
Your arms should be used to steer the motorcycle.
You should have to stretch to reach the handgrips.

To have proper riding posture, position yourself so that you are using your arms to steer rather than to hold yourself up. Sit so that your elbows are slightly bent when you hold the handgrips.

24. When approaching a blind intersection, riders should:
Stop at the stop line before moving forward to improve their view of cross traffic.
Ignore the stop line and move forward to get a better look.
Stop at the stop line then proceed through the intersection.

When approaching a blind intersection that is controlled by a stop line or stop sign, you must first stop where indicated. You may then edge forward and stop again just short of where the cross traffic lane meets your lane. From that position, lean your body forward and look around buildings, parked cars, or bushes to see if anything is approaching. Make sure your front wheel stays out of the crossroad while you are looking.

25. A sign that your rear tire has suddenly gone flat is that:
The back of your motorcycle is swaying from side to side.
You heard a loud noise.
A discharge of air can be seen.

If the rear tire of a motorcycle goes flat, the back of the motorcycle may jerk or sway from side to side. If you experience this movement when riding your motorcycle, you should stop riding and check your tires as soon as possible.

26. It is illegal to operate a motorcycle with a minimum blood alcohol content (BAC) of:
0.08 percent.
0.1 percent.
0.3 percent.

In California, it is illegal for a person age 21 or older to operate a motorcycle with a blood alcohol content (BAC) of 0.08 percent or higher. For a person under the age of 21, it is illegal to operate a motorcycle with a BAC of 0.01 percent or higher. It may be unsafe to operate a motorcycle even if you are under the legal limit.

27. A plastic, shatter-resistant face shield:
Protects your face, but not your eyes.
Protects your eyes, but not your whole face.
Helps protect your whole face.

A plastic, shatter-resistant face shield provides maximum protection for your entire face, including your eyes, in the event of a crash. A windshield is not an adequate substitute.

28. Which of the following is not a benefit of maintaining a space cushion between your motorcycle and other vehicles?
You will have time to react to hazards.
You will have space to maneuver.
You will have more time to accelerate when entering a curve.

Maintaining a cushion of space around your motorcycle at all times helps ensure that you will have time to react and space to maneuver if someone else on the road makes a mistake.

29. When riding a motorcycle, your lane position:
Has little impact on whether or not other drivers can see you.
Is very important because it may affect whether or not other drivers can see you.
Cannot protect you from wind blasts from other vehicles.

An appropriate lane position can increase your ability to see and be seen. Being properly positioned in a lane can also help you avoid blasts of wind coming off of surrounding vehicles.

30. To swerve correctly, you should:
Shift your weight quickly.
Turn the handlebars quickly.
Press the handgrip in the direction of the turn.

To swerve away from a hazard, apply a small amount of pressure to the handgrip located on the side of your intended escape.

31. What does a traffic signal displaying a solid red arrow mean?
Drivers must come to a complete stop.
Drivers may proceed through the intersection with caution.
Drivers must yield to oncoming traffic.

A traffic signal displaying a solid red arrow has the same meaning as a red traffic light. Drivers must come to a complete stop and wait for a traffic signal that allows them to turn in their desired direction.

32. You have an improved chance of surviving a crash if you wear:
A DOT-compliant helmet.
A baseball cap.
Comfortable shoes.

You will get the most head and neck protection from a helmet that meets U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) and state standards. The single most effective thing you can do to improve your chances of surviving a crash is wear a properly secured, good-quality helmet.

33. If bright sunlight makes it difficult for drivers to see a motorcycle's mechanical turn signals, the rider should:
Continue to use the mechanical turn signals.
Honk their horn to inform other drivers of any upcoming turns.
Use hand signals.

Use hand signals when bright sunlight makes your mechanical signals difficult for other drivers to see. It is extremely important to clearly communicate with other road users.

34. What does this sign mean?
Railroad crossing ahead
Reduce speed

Warning signs are yellow with black lettering or symbols and provide important information to motorists about upcoming road conditions. This sign warns that a railroad crossing is ahead.

35. When riding over grooved pavement in a work zone, you should:
Look down to watch for changes in the road surface.
Keep your head and eyes up.
Move to the edge of the roadway.

Keep your head and eyes up when riding through a work zone. Ride slowly over the grooved pavement.

36. A motorized scooter can:
Only be operated during the day.
Be operated without a driver license.
Be operated with any class of driver license.

In California, motorized scooter can be used by anyone possessing any class of driver license.

37. To minimize the potential for fatigue, you should:
Turn on the radio.
Take frequent rest breaks.
Drink caffeine.

Taking frequent rest breaks during a long trip can help reduce fatigue. Stimulants, such as caffeine, can ultimately increase the danger of fatigue because you may become extremely tired when they begin to wear off. Wind, rain, snow, and other elements can also increase levels of fatigue, so dress warmly (as needed) and invest in a windshield, especially if you plan to ride long distances.

38. If you have a passenger aboard your motorcycle, you should do all of the following, except:
Ride at speeds that are slower than usual.
Allow more distance to stop than usual.
Tell the passenger to hold onto the back of the bike.

A motorcycle that is carrying a passenger will handle differently than usual due to the added weight of the additional rider. An operator should ride at slower speeds and allow more time and distance to slow down and stop. A passenger should hold firmly and securely onto the motorcycle's passenger handgrips or onto the operator's waist, hips, or midsection.

39. A motorcycle’s brake light is _________ a passenger vehicle’s brake light.
More noticeable than
Just as noticeable as
Not as noticeable as

Your motorcycle’s brake light is usually not as noticeable as that of a larger vehicle, especially when the taillight is on. Be aware that surrounding drivers may not notice your brake light.

40. The single most important thing you can do to improve your chances of surviving a crash is to:
Wear a high-quality helmet that is securely fastened.
Wear shorts.
Wear sneakers.
Wear goggles.

The single most effective action you can take to improve your chances of surviving a crash is to wear a high-quality helmet that is securely fastened.

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