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Rhode Island MOTORCYCLE DMV Practice Test 13

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1. If you are not traveling slowly enough when shifting into a lower gear, what could happen?
Your motorcycle may lurch and the rear tire may skid.
The horn may go off.
Your motorcycle may lurch and the front tire may skid.
Your motorcycle may lurch and a warning light will go on.

If you are not riding slowly enough when shifting into a lower gear, your motorcycle may lurch and the rear tire may skid, causing you to lose control of your motorcycle. Be sure that you are moving slowly enough before shifting into a lower gear.

2. You should choose the lane position that can:
Minimize your space cushion and allow you to be seen by others.
Maximize your space cushion and allow you to be seen by others.
Maximize your potential for encountering road hazards and allow others to pass you.
Minimize your potential for encountering road hazards and allow you to closely follow another vehicle.

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. Choose a lane position that maximizes your space cushion.

3. When traveling on a motorcycle with a sidecar, the passenger should ride:
On the motorcycle seat.
In the sidecar.
Either on the motorcycle or in the sidecar.
Neither on the motorcycle or in the sidecar.

If your motorcycle has a sidecar, it is best for your passenger to ride in the sidecar. They should keep their hands inside the sidecar at all times.

4. Your lane position should help you:
Communicate your intentions to other drivers.
Keep others from passing you.
Travel to your destination as quickly as possible.
Linger in the blind spots of other drivers.

A properly chosen lane position should protect your lane from other drivers while communicating your intentions to them.

5. Usually, a minimum following distance of _____ should be maintained.
One second
Two seconds
Three seconds
Four seconds

Generally, you should maintain a minimum following distance of two seconds. Increase your following distance to at least three seconds whenever you are riding under conditions that are less than ideal.

6. When preparing to pass another vehicle, you should ride in the left portion of your lane because:
It increases your line of sight.
It decreases your line of sight.
It makes it difficult to see beyond the vehicle.
It allows the other driver to speed up.

When preparing to pass on the left, you should ride in the left portion of your lane, both to increase your line of sight and to make yourself more visible to drivers already in the passing lane.

7. As you slow or stop, you should:
Shift up through the gears.
Shift down through the gears.
Take the bike out of gear.
Stay in the same gear.

You should shift down through the gears with the clutch as you slow or stop. Stay in first gear while you are stopped so you can move quickly, if needed.

8. When passing a row of parked cars, a motorcycle operator should be prepared for:
Open parking spaces.
A motorist to unexpectedly pull out of a parking space and into traffic.
Parking meters.
Other motorists to see the motorcycle and stay out of its way.

When passing a row of parked cars, a motorcyclist should be prepared for a parked car to suddenly pull out of a parking space and into traffic. It is often safest for a motorcyclist to ride in the left portion of their lane when passing a row of parked cars on their right to create the most possible space between their motorcycle and any potential hazards.

9. Where is the rear brake pedal usually located?
On the left handgrip
On the right handgrip
Near the left footrest
Near the right footrest

The rear brake of a motorcycle is usually controlled by a pedal near the right footrest.

10. Gloves can:
Make it difficult to control a motorcycle and should be avoided.
Help other drivers identify you.
Provide an improved grip on the handlebars.
Offer no protection.

Gloves can provide you with an improved grip on your motorcycle's handlebars. They can also protect your hands in the event of a crash.

11. Which formation is best for keeping the riders in a group close together?

A staggered formation is generally the best way for a group to maintain close ranks while also allowing each rider to maintain an adequate cushion of space. A single-file formation is preferable when taking curves, turning, or entering or exiting a highway.

12. When passing a vehicle:
You may exceed the speed limit until the pass is complete.
You may disregard "No passing zone" markings if the pass was started in a passing zone.
You may pass on the shoulder.
You must complete the pass within the posted speed limits and within a legal passing zone.

Passes must be completed within posted speed limits. Only pass where it is safe and legal to do so.

13. 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.

14. More than half of all crashes:
Involve riders who have operated their motorcycles for less than six months.
Are caused by faulty ignition systems.
Occur because of distractions caused by passengers.
Happen at night.

Always be very careful when riding a motorcycle that is new to you. In most motorcycle crashes, the operator had less than six months of experience on the bike that they were riding.

15. When riding in a group, inexperienced riders should be placed:
In the front of the group.
Just behind the lead rider.
At the back of the group.
Anywhere within the group.

Inexperienced riders should ride near the front of a group, just behind the leader, so more experienced riders can keep an eye on them from behind.

16. When riding in a lane of traffic, a motorcycle operator:
Should always ride in the same part of the lane.
Should vary their lane position according to riding conditions.
Should always ride in the center of the lane.
Should always ride in the left part of the lane.

There is no single lane position that is always best and no single lane position that should always be avoided. Vary your lane position based on changing road and traffic conditions.

17. When riding in curves, turning, or entering a highway, the best group formation is:

While riding in a staggered formation is generally the best option when traveling in a group, riders should move into a single-file line through curves, through turns, and when entering or exiting a highway.

18. When choosing a helmet, you will get the most protection by using a helmet that:
Fits loosely.
Meets U.S. DOT standards.
Has survived a previous crash.
Provides hearing protection.

To ensure that you are getting as much protection as possible, choose a helmet that meets U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) and state standards. Helmets should fit snugly all the way around.

19. To control your motorcycle well, you should:
Sit with your arms propping you up rather than steering.
Keep your knees against the gas tank for balance.
Allow your feet to hang off the footrests.
Sit so far back that you must stretch to reach the handgrips.

When riding, keep your knees against the gas tank to help maintain your balance in turns. Sit so that you can use your arms to steer rather than to prop yourself up. Sit far enough forward that your arms are slightly bent when you hold the handgrips, and keep your feet firmly on the footrests.

20. When riding at night:
Distances are easier to judge than they are during the day.
Using a high beam headlight always makes it difficult to see.
Use only one lane position.
Reduce your speed.

When riding at night, you should reduce your speed and increase your following distance. Use your high beam headlight whenever you are riding where there is no other traffic. Always be prepared to adjust your lane position to react to changing conditions.

21. If another driver is following you too closely, it is best to:
Not worry about them.
Change lanes and let them pass.
Speed up.
Get off the roadway.

The best way to deal with a tailgater is to get them in front of you. If you can do so safely, change lanes and let them pass. Increasing your speed may only encourage the driver to tailgate you at a higher speed.

22. If road conditions require a longer stopping distance than normal, you should:
Decrease your usual following distance.
Increase your usual following distance.
Travel on the shoulder.
Ask someone else to operate your motorcycle.

An increased following distance is needed if your motorcycle will take longer than normal to stop. If the pavement is slippery, if you cannot see through the vehicle ahead of you, or if traffic is heavy and another driver may try to squeeze in front of you, open up to a minimum three-second following distance.

23. Which of the following is not considered protective clothing for a motorcyclist?
A jacket
A stocking cap

You should wear appropriate protective clothing when riding. Protective garments include sturdy pants and jackets that entirely cover your arms and legs, boots or heavy shoes that cover and support your ankles, and sturdy gloves.

24. Reflective clothing should:
Never be worn.
Be worn only during the day.
Be worn only at night.
Be worn day and night.

Most motorcycle crashes occur in broad daylight. Increasing your visibility by wearing bright colors and reflective materials is a good idea at all times.

25. If you borrow a motorcycle:
Don’t worry about checking the tire pressure.
Expect it to handle the same as your own bike.
The lender will make sure the brakes work so you don't have to.
Give yourself an extra cushion of space when riding to allow more time to react.

If you borrow a motorcycle, make all of the same pre-ride safety checks that you would make on your own motorcycle. You should ride cautiously when using an unfamiliar motorcycle and allow yourself extra space when stopping.

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