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1. 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.

2. You should check your tires for all of the following, except:
Air pressure.
General wear.

When doing a pre-ride inspection of your motorcycle, you should check the air pressure, general wear, and tread of your tires.

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

If either of your tires go flat while you are riding, hold the handgrips firmly, ease off the throttle, and maintain a straight course. If you need to brake, gradually apply the brake to the tire that is not flat. As you slow down, edge to the side of the road, squeeze the clutch, and stop.

4. Signals on a motorcycle:
Serve little purpose since motorcycles are smaller than most other vehicles.
Are very important to alert other motorists to a rider's intentions.
Should not be used if no vehicles are close to the motorcycle.
Are more complicated than those on a car.

You are especially vulnerable as a motorcyclist, so it is very important to use your turn signals to alert others to your intentions. Always use them any time that you plan to change lanes or turn, even if you don't think anyone else is nearby.

5. When braking, you should:
Squeeze the front brake and press the rear brake.
Grab at the front brake and squeeze the rear brake.
Jam on the front brake and grab at the rear brake.
Press down on the front brake and jam on the rear brake.

To brake, squeeze the front brake lever and press down on the rear brake pedal. Always use both brakes when slowing or stopping.

6. What should a motorcyclist do to prevent possible injury when riding on a slippery surface?
Increase their speed.
Reduce their speed.
Make sudden moves.
Ride on the shoulder.

When riding on a slippery surface, it is safest to decrease your speed. Making sudden moves on a slippery surface could cause your motorcycle to skid. Do not travel on the shoulder to escape a slippery road.

7. When adjusting your mirrors, you should focus on:
The road behind and to the side of your motorcycle.
Your arms.
The road in front of your motorcycle.
The side of the motorcycle.

Adjust your mirrors so you can see the lane behind you and as much as possible of the lane next to you. When properly adjusted, a mirror may show the edge of your arm or shoulder, but it’s the road behind you and to the side of you that is most important.

8. A motorcyclist can discourage other vehicles from lane sharing by:
Riding in the left portion of a lane.
Riding in the center portion of a lane.
Giving dirty looks if another driver moves into their lane.
Riding in a zigzag pattern to fill up a lane.

Any time a driver may be tempted to try to squeeze into your lane next to you, ride in the center portion of the lane to discourage them from doing so.

9. A motorcycle operator can slow down by:
Rolling on the throttle.

Motorcyclists often slow down by simply downshifting. Motorcyclists should be aware that slowing down in this manner does not activate the brake lights.

10. A helmeted rider is _______ more likely to survive a crash than a rider not wearing a helmet.
Two times
Three times
Six times
20 times

No matter the speed, riders who are not wearing helmets are three times more likely to die from head injuries than riders who are wearing helmets at the time of a crash.

11. Most crashes occur during the day. To lessen the chance of being involved in a crash, you should:
Wear darkly-colored clothing.
Wear brightly-colored clothing.
Not ride during the day.
Look for safer routes.

To minimize your chances of being in a crash, you should make yourself as visible as possible by wearing brightly-colored clothing when riding, even during the day.

12. If you are being chased by a dog, you should:
Kick it away.
Stop until the animal loses interest.
Swerve around the animal.
Approach the animal slowly, then speed up.

If a dog is chasing your motorcycle, downshift and slowly approach the dog. Once you have gotten close to the animal, accelerate and leave it behind. Do not attempt to kick it.

13. Usually, a good way to handle tailgaters is to:
Change lanes and let them pass.
Come to a complete stop.
Speed up to put distance between you and the tailgater.
Ignore them.

The best way to handle a tailgater is to get them in front of you. If you can do so safely, change lanes and let them pass. Speeding up may only increase the danger by causing them to continue tailgating you at a higher speed.

14. To lessen your chances of being involved in a crash, you should:
Not use your turn signals when changing lanes.
Follow other vehicles closely.
Watch about five feet ahead of your motorcycle while riding.
Always be ready to use crash-avoidance techniques.

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. Always be ready to avoid an unexpected hazard.

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

Do not try to accelerate out of a wobble because doing so will only make the motorcycle more unstable. Instead, grip the handlebars firmly, slow down by gradually closing the throttle, move your weight as far forward and downward as possible, and pull off the road as soon as you can. Avoid applying the brakes, as this may also worsen the wobble.

16. Studies show that nearly ______ of riders killed in motorcycle crashes had been drinking.
20 percent
40 percent
60 percent
80 percent

Alcohol is a major contributor to motorcycle crashes, particularly fatal crashes. Studies show that nearly 40 percent of all riders killed in motorcycle accidents had been drinking.

17. When making an ordinary stop, you should:
Use both the front and rear brakes.
Use only the rear brake to save the front brake for special situations.
Use only the front brake to save the rear brake for special situations.
Sharply squeeze the front brake only.

Develop the habit of using both brakes every time you slow or stop. If you need to stop quickly, it is best to apply both brakes. It will be easier to apply both brakes in a quick stop if you have already developed this habit.

18. Experienced riders use a system known as IPDE to make judgments while riding. What does the "P" in IPDE stand for?

Experienced riders use an IPDE strategy while riding to make safe judgements. "IPDE" stands for Identify, Predict, Decide, and Execute.

19. What does this signal mean?
Rest stop
High beams on
Turn right

Signals are an important part of communication when riding in groups. When the lead rider's right leg is extended, it means there is a hazard in the roadway on their right side.

20. When slowing or stopping, you should use both brakes:
Only if the pavement is wet.
Only when riding in the city.
Every time.

You can achieve maximum stopping power by using both the front and rear brakes. You should use both brakes every time you slow or stop.

21. When being passed, all of the following are potential hazards, except:
Extended mirrors.
Objects being thrown from other vehicles.
Blasts of wind.

When being passed, motorcyclists should be careful not to be hit by any part of the passing vehicle, including its mirrors. In addition to the vehicle itself, motorcyclists should be aware of wind gusts coming from the passing vehicle and potential objects being thrown by a passenger in the vehicle who may not be paying attention to the road.

22. The center portion of a lane often contains an oily strip. This strip:
Is not safe for motorcyclists at any time.
Is usually safe for motorcyclists, unless it is raining.
Should always be avoided since other parts of the lane do not have the oily strip.
Adds to traction for most motorcycle tires.

Oily drippings from cars collect in a strip in the center of a traffic lane. Unless the road is wet, this area will generally still provide enough traction for motorcyclists to ride safely. Because the strip is usually no more than two feet wide, it is often possible to ride to one side of the strip and still be in the center portion of the lane.

23. When riding a three-wheeled motorcycle through a curve, it is best to:
Stay in the center of the lane.
Stay on the outside of the lane.
Change your path as needed.
Use the shoulder.

The cornering characteristics of a three-wheeled motorcycle or a motorcycle with a sidecar differ from those of a two-wheeled motorcycle. The best path for a three-wheeler to take through a curve may not actually follow the curve. For example, you may need to move from the outside of the curve to the inside of the curve before straightening out your path.

24. Before every ride, it is important to check all of the following, except:
The spokes.
The tire tread.
The lights.
The seat fabric.

Before every ride, you should complete a thorough check of your motorcycle. Be sure to check the rims and spokes to make sure none are bent, loose, or damaged; the condition and tread of the tires; and all of the lights.

25. When it starts to rain, it is usually best to:
Increase your speed.
Exit the road.
Ride in the tire tracks left by cars.
Ride in the center of the lane.

The center of a lane can be especially hazardous when wet. When it begins to rain, avoid the center of the road by riding in the tire tracks left by cars. The left tire track is often the best option.

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