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1. Wearing which of the following colors will make you less visible to other motorists?

To make yourself more visible to other road users, it is best if you choose to wear bright orange, red, yellow, or green clothing. Avoid wearing drab or dark colors while riding.

2. 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.

3. 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.

4. 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.

5. 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.

6. 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.

7. If you accidentally lock your rear brake on a good traction surface, you should:
Let go of the rear brake.
Keep the rear brake locked until you stop.
Release the rear brake and only use the front brake.

If you accidentally lock the rear tire on a good traction surface, leave it locked until you can come to a complete stop. Even with a locked rear wheel, you will be able to control a motorcycle on a surface with good traction as long as the motorcycle is upright and traveling in a straight line.

8. 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.

9. 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.

10. Motorcycles:
Need less room to stop than other larger vehicles.
Need as much room to stop as other larger vehicles.
Can stop instantly.

A rider should always maintain a cushion of space appropriate for conditions. Motorcycles need as much room to stop as other vehicles.

11. 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.

12. When riding in a group, the best formation for keeping riders together while maintaining adequate space cushions is generally:
A single-file formation.
Riding in pairs.
A staggered formation.

In general, the best way for a group of motorcyclists to maintain close ranks while still allowing each rider an adequate space cushion is to ride in a staggered formation.

13. 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.

14. Which colors are the best colors for motorcycle riders to wear?
Brown, gold, silver, and white
Blue, black, gray, and purple
Orange, red, yellow, and green

Bright oranges, reds, yellows, and greens are the best colors for motorcyclists to wear. These colors can help other road users see motorcyclists.

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

It is a good idea to get into the habit of using both the front and rear brakes every time you slow or stop.

16. 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.

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. A good way to handle a tailgater is to:
Encourage the tailgater to pass by slowing down or changing lanes.
Speed up to put distance between you and the tailgater.
Ignore the tailgater.

If you can do so safely, change lanes and let the tailgater pass. Speeding up may only result in them continuing to tailgate you at a higher speed, increasing the danger.

19. To control a motorcycle well, you should:
Use your arms to hold yourself up.
Keep your knees against the gas tank.
Sit so your arms are straight when reaching for the handlebars.

When riding, you should be seated so you can use your arms to steer rather than to hold yourself up. Your elbows should be slightly bent when you hold the handgrips. Keep your knees against the gas tank to help maintain your balance.

20. When choosing a jacket for protection, you should ensure that it:
Fits loosely and flaps in the wind.
Fits snugly enough that it does not flap in the wind.
Is it not made of leather or another sturdy material.

When riding, you should choose pants and a jacket made of leather or another sturdy material. They should fit you snugly enough that they do not flap in the wind, but also loosely enough that they let you move freely.

21. 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.

22. Stopping in a turn can be difficult because:
There is decreased traction available for stopping while the bike is leaning.
The rider is usually focused on the turn and not on the braking.
The brake controls do not work in turns.

It is possible to use both brakes while turning, but it must be done with great care. Some of the usual traction is being used to make the turn while the motorcycle is leaning, so less traction is available for stopping.

23. For motorcycle operators, eye protection is:
Not required, but recommended.
Not recommended.

Motorcycle operators are required to use proper eye protection when riding in Georgia.

24. 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.

25. To minimize the potential for fatigue on a long trip, you should:
Drink coffee.
Limit your riding per day.
Play loud music.

When taking a long trip, be sure to schedule in frequent breaks to rest, even if you do not feel tired. Experienced operators seldom try to ride for longer than six hours a day. Wind, cold, and rain can make you tire quickly, so be sure to dress to protect yourself from the elements.

26. Mirrors on motorcycles:
Have blind spots, just like cars.
Do not have blind spots because a motorcycle is usually smaller than a car
Are not required.

Motorcycles have blind spots, just like cars. You should always turn your head to check your blind spot before changing lanes.

27. If you must brake and swerve to avoid danger, you should:
Use only the front brake while swerving.
Brake and swerve at the same time.
Either brake then swerve or swerve then brake.

If a hazard requires you to brake and swerve, you should take these actions separately. Never brake while swerving because doing so can cause your motorcycle to fall over.

28. An engine will seize due to:
A lack of oil.
A lack of fuel.
Improper tire inflation.

Engines seize when they are low on oil. Without oil, the engine’s moving parts cannot move smoothly against each other and the engine overheats.

29. 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.

30. When riding near a truck:
If you cannot see the truck’s mirrors, the driver cannot see you.
You should not be able to see the truck’s mirrors.
You should concentrate on operating your motorcycle and not worry about the truck’s mirrors.

It is important for motorcyclists to avoid lingering in the blind spots of any vehicle, especially in those of large trucks. Remember that if you can't see the truck's mirrors, the driver can't see you.

31. To reduce the chances of a collision, a motorcyclist should:
Stare straight in front of their motorcycle.
Be unwilling to move to avoid a potential hazard.
Scan their path of travel, looking at least 10 to 15 seconds ahead of their motorcycle.

To reduce the risk of being involved in a collision, consistently scan your path of travel at least 10 to 15 seconds ahead of your motorcycle. Scanning the road ahead will give you time to react to a hazard before meeting the hazard.

32. __________ 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.

33. As your motorcycle accelerates, you will need to:
Shift to a higher gear.
Shift to a lower gear.
Put the bike in neutral.

As your motorcycle accelerates, you will need to shift into a higher gear.

34. When entering a curve, you should position your motorcycle:
In the outside of the curve.
In the inside of the curve.
Where you can most safely handle road and traffic conditions.

All curves are different. When taking a curve, choose a lane position that is appropriate for conditions and adjust as needed.

35. A benefit of keeping a cushion of space between you and surrounding vehicles is that:
You are better able to draft off of other vehicles.
You will be able to stop quickly.
You will have more time to react to the movements of other drivers.

It is important to maintain a cushion of space around your motorcycle at all times. This way, if a hazard arises, you will have more time to respond to the hazard and more space to safely maneuver.

36. When riding in a group, inexperienced riders should position themselves:
Just behind the leader.
In the front of the group.
At the tail end of the group.
Beside the lead rider.

Inexperienced riders should ride just behind the leader. This ensures that they won't have to chase after the group, and it allows more experienced riders to keep an eye on them from behind.

37. When riding a motorcycle, you should:
Always pick one part of the lane to occupy and never leave that part of the lane.
Vary your lane position as conditions warrant.
Only ride in the center of the lane so other vehicles can see you more easily.
Ride in a zigzag pattern so other drivers notice you.

There is no one lane position that is always best, nor one that should always be avoided. Change your lane position as necessary based on changing road and traffic conditions.

38. 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.

39. For motorcycle operators, helmets are:
Not required, but recommended.
Not recommended.

In Georgia, you are required to wear a U.S. Department of Transportation-compliant helmet any time you operate a motorcycle.

40. 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.

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