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1. 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.

2. One problem with a motorcyclist riding directly next to another vehicle is that:
The other vehicle may block the motorcyclist's escape route.
The motorcyclist can be easily seen by other drivers.
The motorcyclist may not be able to read signs on the side of the road.

Riding alongside another vehicle is dangerous because the vehicle could veer into your lane and sideswipe you. Additionally, the vehicle could block your escape route if a hazard arises.

3. When passing a truck on a two-lane road, you should:
Not return to your original lane until you can see the front of the truck in your rearview mirror.
Return to your original lane as soon as the truck is behind you.
Return to your original lane when you feel you have enough space.

When passing a truck, you should only return to your original lane when you can see the entire front of the truck in your rearview mirror.

4. When passing a row of parked vehicles, a motorcycle rider has an advantage over an automobile driver because:
The motorcycle can accelerate more quickly than a car.
The motorcyclist can ride in the left part of the lane to avoid people and cars to their right.
Motorcycles have a shorter stopping distance than cars do.

When passing a row of parked vehicles to your right, you may ride in the left portion of your lane. This way, you can more easily avoid opening doors, drivers getting out of vehicles, or people stepping out from between vehicles. Only ride in the left portion of the lane if there is no oncoming traffic.

5. Footrests:
May be shared by the driver and passenger
Are required for the driver and passenger
Are not required

Keep your feet firmly on the footrests for balance. The motorcycle should be equipped with passenger footrests. Firm footing prevents your passenger from falling off and pulling you off, too.

6. To execute a turn safely, a motorcycle rider should always:
Lean in the direction of the curve.
Slow down in the turn.
Turn by using only the handle bars.

When turning, you should always lean in the direction of the turn. Slow down before entering the turn.

7. When passing a row of parked cars, you should:
Ride on the left side of the lane.
Ride wherever you are most comfortable.
Ride in the right portion of the lane.

When passing a row of parked cars, the left portion of the lane is generally safest for travel. This position will help you avoid hazards like doors being opened, people stepping out from between the parked cars, and cars pulling out of parking spaces. Always be ready to adjust your lane position to respond to changing road and traffic conditions.

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

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.

9. Blind spots on motorcycles:
Are nothing to worry about.
Should be consistently checked by riders.
Don't exist if the motorcycle has a rearview mirror.

Just like any other vehicle, motorcycles have blind spots. A rider should always turn their head to check for traffic in their blind spot before changing lanes. It is a good idea for a rider to make head checks a part of their normal routine.

10. Before starting a turn, a motorcyclist should change gears to:
Prevent a change in power in the middle of the turn.
Be able to keep both hands on the handle grips during the turn.
Prevent the motorcycle from slowing down.

It is best to change gears before starting a turn. Shifting gears while in the turn can cause a sudden change in power to the rear wheel, causing a skid. If you must change gears while in a turn, change gears smoothly to best prevent skidding.

11. 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.

12. To lessen your chances of being involved in a crash, you should do all of the following, except:
Scan your path ahead.
Be ready to act to avoid a hazard.
Turn your headlight off during the day.

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.

13. When you must brake and swerve to avoid a hazard, you should:
Perform both actions at the same time.
Only brake.
Perform one action, then the other.

If you must both swerve and brake to avoid a hazard, you should separate the actions. Brake then swerve, or swerve then brake, but do not perform both actions at the same time.

14. 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.

15. If your motorcycle begins to wobble, you should:
Accelerate out of the wobble.
Use the brakes gradually.
Grip the handlebars firmly and close the throttle gradually.

Trying to accelerate out of a wobble is dangerous and will only make your motorcycle more unstable. Instead, grip the handlebars firmly (without trying to fight the wobble), gradually close the throttle to slow down, and move your weight as far forward and downward as possible. Pull off the road as soon as you can.

16. Under normal riding conditions, one of the best ways to help others see your motorcycle is:
To flash your lights.
To keep your high beam headlight turned on.
To ensure that your motorcycle is painted a dark color.

The best way to help others see your motorcycle is to have your headlight turned on (as well as your running lights, if applicable). Use your high beam headlight both day and night, whenever it is legal and safe to do so.

17. If you will be carrying a passenger on your motorcycle, you will likely have to:
Reduce the tire pressure.
Make no tire pressure adjustments.
Increase the tire pressure.

Because a passenger will place additional weight on your motorcycle, you will probably need to add a few pounds of pressure to your tires before riding. Check your owner's manual for details regarding the appropriate pressure settings to use.

18. When stopping, you should:
Use both brakes.
Use the front brake only.
Use the rear brake only.

Use both brakes every time you slow or stop. It is important to be able to brake quickly by using both brakes.

19. When making a U-turn:
The front and rear brakes need to be used at the same time.
Do not use the front brake because it could cause the bike to tip over.
Use the front brake to increase stability of the motorcycle.

The front brake should not be used when making a U-turn because it could cause the bike to tip over. Instead, use the rear brake to control the speed of the bike in the U-turn.

20. When being followed by a tailgater, you should:
Change lanes and let them pass or slow down to allow for more space ahead of your motorcycle.
Ignore them.
Increase your speed.

If you are being followed by a tailgater, you should ride in a way that encourages them to pass you. Riding at a higher speed may only result in them tailgating you at a higher speed, increasing the danger.

21. Reflective clothing:
Should be worn only at night.
Should be worn only during the day.
Should be worn both day and night.

Most motorcycle crashes occur in broad daylight, so wearing brightly-colored, reflective clothing while riding is advised no matter the time of day.

22. 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.

23. When wearing a jacket for protection, the jacket should:
Be loose-fitting and flap in the wind while riding.
Fit snugly.
Be uncomfortable.

Clothing for riding should provide protection while keeping you comfortable. Jackets and pants should be snug enough that they do not flap in the wind, but not so snug that they restrict your movements.

24. Riding directly alongside another vehicle is:
Safe because you are in a separate lane.
Recommended because it blocks the wind.
Not recommended because you may be in the driver's blind spot.

It is not advisable to ride beside passenger vehicles or trucks. Doing so may place you in another vehicle's blind spot and the driver could move into your lane without realizing you are there.

25. Your lane position should:
Allow you to blend in with traffic.
Provide an escape route.
Encourage others to use 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.

26. When riding over scored pavement in a work zone, you should:
Look downward to see the changes in the road surface.
Keep your head and eyes up.
Stay to the left side of the lane.

When riding over scored pavement in a work zone, keep your head and eyes up. Ride slowly, keep a steady throttle, and don't try to fight the handlebars.

27. 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.

28. If your motorcycle starts to weave while riding over uneven metal bridge gratings, you should:
Downshift immediately to a lower gear.
Proceed in a zigzag pattern until you cross the bridge.
Relax and steer straight.

If your motorcycle begins to weave while riding over uneven rain grooves or bridge gratings, simply relax and proceed straight across the grooves at a steady speed. Steering in a zigzag pattern as you cross gratings is more dangerous than the weaving.

29. Service signs are:
Orange with black letters.
Blue with white letters.
Green with white letters.

Signs that are blue with white markings indicate the locations of services. These services may include rest areas, gas stations, food options, and hospitals.

30. You will get the most protection from a helmet if it is all of the following, except:
U.S. DOT-compliant.
Free of defects.

A helmet will provide a rider with the best protection if it meets U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) standards; fits snugly all the way around; and has no obvious defects, such as cracks, loose padding, or frayed straps.

31. 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.

32. If you must transport a load, it should be:
Carried over the rear axle.
Carried on the gas tank in front of you.
Piled up against a sissy bar or frame on the back of the seat.

Loads should be kept over, or in front of, the rear axle. Only experienced riders should carry loads on their motorcycle.

33. 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.

34. A motorcyclist is usually most easily seen by other drivers when they are riding in which lane position?
The right
The center
The left

If traffic allows, the center lane position is usually the best position for a motorcyclist to take when following a car because the center position will place them in the driver's rearview mirror. A motorcyclist should always be prepared to change positions if traffic or conditions require it.

35. When sitting on a motorcycle, your arms should:
Have a large bend at the elbow when reaching for the handle grips.
Be slightly bent when holding the handle grips.
Be fully extended when reaching for the handle grips.

Your arms should be slightly bent when you are holding the handle grips of a motorcycle. Bending your arms reduces arm fatigue and permits you to press on the handlebars without having to stretch.

36. 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.

37. The best clothing for a motorcyclist:
Feels uncomfortable.
Provides protection in a crash.
Should not stand out to other motorists.

Properly chosen clothing for riding provides a rider with protection in the event of a crash while keeping the rider comfortable and ensuring that they are visible to other road users.

38. If your motorcycle begins to weave while you are riding over rain grooves or bridge gratings, you should:
Speed up to get over the surface faster.
Exaggerate the zigzag motion to get the attention of other drivers.
Maintain a steady speed and ride straight across the grooves or gratings.

If your motorcycle begins to weave when riding over grooves or gratings, simply maintain a steady speed and proceed straight across the surface. Trying to compensate for the weave by riding at an angle forces you to zigzag to stay in your lane, which is more dangerous.

39. As you consume more alcohol, your ability to safely ride:
Stays the same.

The skills a person needs to ride safely decrease as the amount of alcohol consumed increases. If you have consumed alcohol in any amount, it is safest not to ride your motorcycle.

40. It can be difficult to ride right after it starts raining because:
Some other drivers may not react quickly enough to the rain.
Pavement will be especially slippery.
Other drivers do not drive fast enough in wet weather.

Pavement can be particularly slippery after it has just started to rain. Oil from vehicles will have not yet washed away from the surface of the road, forming a slippery mixture with the water.

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