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Rhode Island MOTORCYCLE DMV Practice Test 10

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

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

2. When carrying a passenger on a motorcycle, you must:
Have a seat that is large enough for two riders.
Only have one set of footrests.
Not encourage the passenger to wear protective clothing.
Put a sticker on the brake light to warn other motorists that a passenger is on the motorcycle.

You should not carry a passenger unless your motorcycle has a seat that is large enough for two riders. The motorcycle should be equipped with footrests for the passenger. Your passenger should wear the same kind of protective gear that is recommended to operators.

3. When riding in a group, what does it mean when the lead rider raises their left arm and extends their index finger, as shown in the image?
Speed up.
Slow down.
Ride in a single-file formation.
The group will pull off at the next exit.

Hand signals are an important part of communication when riding in groups. A lead rider raising their left arm and extending their index finger means that the group of riders should move into a single-file formation.

4. When carrying a passenger or cargo:
It may take less time to accelerate, but more time to stop.
It may take more time to accelerate and stop.
It may take more time to accelerate, but less time to stop.
It may take less time to accelerate and stop.

Because of the additional weight added by cargo or a passenger, motorcycles may take longer to accelerate and stop than they would if only transporting the operator.

5. How can a motorcycle operator discourage lane sharing by other drivers?
By giving dirty looks to other drivers
By riding in the center portion of the lane
By riding in the left portion of the lane
By riding in a zigzag pattern

By riding in the center portion of your lane, you will ensure that there is not a large space on either side of your motorcycle. Minimizing those spaces can help deter drivers from trying to share the lane with you.

6. During the day, you should:
Not ride with your headlight on.
Ride with your headlight on, but only if it is cloudy.
Always ride with your headlight on.
Use your headlight if you think it helps.

You should always have your headlight on when riding, even during the day. This can make you twice as likely to be noticed by other drivers.

7. When braking, you should use:
The front brake only.
The rear brake only.
Both front and rear brakes.
Either the front or rear brake, but not both.

You should always use both brakes every time you slow or stop.

8. When riding in a group, inexperienced riders should position themselves:
In the front of the group.
Just behind the leader.
Close to the back of the group.
At the tail end of the group.

In a group of motorcyclists, less experienced riders should be positioned toward the front, just behind the leader. This ensures that they will not have to chase after the rest of the group. This positioning also allows them to be watched from behind by more experienced riders.

9. It is a good idea to wear reflective clothing:
At night.
During the day.
At dusk.
All of the above.

Wearing reflective and brightly-colored clothing is always a good idea when riding a motorcycle. Crashes occur in broad daylight and at night, so it is best to wear highly visible clothing at any time of day.

10. When riding behind a car, you should ride:
In any part of the lane.
In the part of the lane closest to the shoulder.
In the part of the lane that places your image in the car's rearview mirror.
As close to the car as possible.

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.

11. When riding downhill on a motorcycle with a sidecar:
Stopping will be easier than when riding without a sidecar.
Stopping will take longer than when riding without a sidecar.
You cannot stop.
Stopping is about as easy as it is when riding without the sidecar.

Riding with a sidecar increases the weight of a motorcycle and increases the braking force needed to stop the motorcycle. Slowing and stopping take longer when riding a vehicle downhill than when riding on a flat surface.

12. To increase your chances of being seen at an intersection, you should:
Turn your headlight off.
Ride with your headlight on.
Try to make eye contact with other drivers.
Ride as closely as possible to the vehicle ahead.

The single most important thing you can do to help others see you at an intersection is to ride with your headlight on. Your headlight should be on whenever your motorcycle is running.

13. Intersections are usually:
Safe since there is so much traffic there.
A dangerous spot for riders.
Difficult to figure out.
Safer than the open road.

Intersections can be dangerous because they present the greatest degree of potential conflict between motorcyclists and other drivers.

14. Making eye contact with other drivers:
Is the best way to know that they see you.
Is not worth the effort it takes.
Does not mean that they will yield to you when they should.
Guarantees that they will yield to you.

You should never take eye contact as a guarantee that a driver will properly yield to you. It is not uncommon for drivers to look directly at a motorcyclist but fail to register that they are there.

15. Which of the following is not a safe step in preventing fatigue while riding?
Protecting yourself from the elements
Taking artificial stimulants
Limiting the distance ridden in one day
Taking frequent breaks

When taking a long trip, be sure to schedule in frequent breaks to rest and try not to ride more than six hours in one day. Wind, cold, and rain can make you tire quickly, so be sure to dress to protect yourself from the elements. Avoid taking artificial stimulants, as the effects when they wear off can be very dangerous.

16. Smoothly downshifting on motorcycles:
Is a useless action.
Can allow the rider to engine brake.
Is illegal.
Should not be done if other vehicles are around.

Engine braking by smoothly downshifting can be a useful option for motorcyclists. If you choose to engine brake, apply your brake lights separately to let other drivers know that you are slowing down.

17. What does this hand signal mean?
Slow or stop
Left turn
Right turn
Backing up

Instead of or in addition to mechanical turn signals, operators may use hand signals to indicate turns or stops. If an operator's left arm is extended straight out to the left, it means the operator plans to turn left or change lanes to the left.

18. When riding at night, you should:
Be flexible about your lane position and adjust to changing conditions.
Travel at a faster speed than usual to get to your destination more quickly.
Always use your low beam headlight to see better.
Decrease your following distance so you can be as close as possible to the vehicle ahead.

Always be flexible about your lane position, especially when riding at night. Be especially careful to employ safe riding strategies when riding under conditions that are less than ideal.

19. When riding behind a car, you should:
Ride in a position that will allow the other driver to see you in their rearview mirror.
Assume the driver sees you.
Ride in the far left portion of the lane.
Ride in the far right portion of the lane.

When riding behind a car, you should position yourself so you can be seen in the other driver's rearview mirror. Riding in the center portion of the lane will generally ensure that you will appear in the middle of their rearview mirror, where the driver is most likely to notice you.

20. If taking a long trip, you should:
Try to minimize the number of rest breaks.
Use artificial stimulants, like caffeine, if you feel drowsy.
Dress warmly to avoid getting too cold during the ride.
Schedule more than 12 hours of riding a day.

To reduce the risk of fatigue on a long trip, dress to protect yourself from tiring elements, such as wind, cold, and rain. Limit yourself to no more than six hours of riding per day and take rest brakes at least every two hours. Avoid using artificial stimulants, as these only result in extreme fatigue when they wear off.

21. Before mounting the motorcycle, your pre-ride inspection should include all of the following, except:
A tire check.
A taillight test.
A headlight test.
A paint check.

A pre-ride inspection should include checks of the tires, oil and fluids, lights, signals, clutch, throttle, mirrors, brakes, and horn. Conduct a thorough pre-ride inspection before every ride.

22. What can help reduce the risk of a head or neck injury in the event of a crash?
Riding on the shoulder
Riding under the speed limit
Wearing a helmet
Not allowing a passenger on the motorcycle

Wearing a helmet is the single most effective thing you can do to reduce the risk of head or neck injuries in the event of a crash.

23. Which of the following will protect your eyes from the wind?

Goggles and face shields can protect a rider's eyes from the wind. Windshields, eyeglasses, and sunglasses generally do not shield a rider's eyes adequately enough.

24. When braking on a slippery surface, you should:
Use both the front and rear brakes.
Use abrupt pressure on the front brake to prevent locking the front tire.
Only use the rear brake.
Use either brake, but use only one brake.

When riding on slippery surfaces, you should use both brakes to slow down. Squeeze the brake lever gradually to avoid locking the front wheel and use gentle pressure on the rear brake.

25. If you are approaching a school bus that is stopped with its red lights flashing:
You must come to a full stop.
You must proceed with caution.
You do not need to slow down.
You should park your motorcycle.

If you approach a school bus that is stopped with its red lights flashing, you must come to a full stop until the lights stop flashing. The only exception to this is if the bus is stopped on the opposite side of a divided highway.

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