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1. About ______ of accidents involve driver inattention?
20 percent
40 percent
60 percent
80 percent

About 80 percent of traffic collisions involve some form of driver inattention.

2. When riding in a group, you should:
Never use a staggered formation.
Place inexperienced riders at the back of the group.
Not use your mirrors.
Not tailgate other riders within the group.

When riding in a group, it is generally best to use a staggered formation. Use your mirrors periodically to check on riders behind you. Both the lead and sweep riders should be experienced motorcyclists who know group riding procedures well. Maintain proper space cushions within the group of riders.

3. A linked braking system:
Connects the front and rear brakes, applying both brakes when either brake lever is applied.
Connects the front brake to the gear shifter, applying the brake when the rider downshifts.
Connects the rear brake to a foot control.
Connects the rear brake to a switch on the handlebar.

A linked braking system connects the front and rear brakes on a motorcycle. This system applies braking pressure to both brakes when either the front or rear lever is used. Check your owner's manual for a detailed explanation of the braking system on your motorcycle.

4. The only way to rid your body of alcohol is through:
Drinking coffee.
Taking a cold shower.

The only way to remove the alcoholic content of a drink from your body is to allow your body time to eliminate it. There are no shortcuts to sobering up.

5. Helmets are:
Required for all operators.
Required for any operator who is under the age of 21 or who has held their license for less than a year.
Required for all operators carrying passengers.
Never required.

In Rhode Island, motorcycle operators who are under the age of 21, or who have held their license for less than a year, must wear a helmet while riding. Helmets are recommended to all riders.

6. Where is the front brake lever usually located?
On the left handgrip
On the right handgrip
By the left foot peg
By the right foot peg

The front brake lever is generally located on the right handgrip. Make sure that you are aware of the locations of all your motorcycle's controls before beginning to ride.

7. A motorcycle needs:
Less frequent attention than a car.
More frequent attention than a car.
To have pre-ride checks performed only by a mechanic.
To be serviced only at a dealer.

Because a small technical fault can have more serious consequences on a motorcycle than on a car, motorcycles need to be checked more frequently. Complete a thorough check before every ride.

8. Which of the following is not important when looking for a motorcycle helmet?
The helmet meets U.S. Department of Transportation standards.
The helmet fits snugly all the way around your head.
The helmet has no obvious defects, such as cracks or loose padding.
The helmet looks cool.

To ensure that a helmet will provide you with as much protection as possible, check to see if it meets U.S. DOT and state standards; fits snugly all the way around your head; and has no obvious defects, such as cracks, loose padding, or frayed straps.

9. A leather jacket:
Can make a rider look cool.
Is usually too warm to wear when riding.
Provides protection in a crash.
Should not be worn when riding.

For your protection, you should wear a long-sleeved jacket, ideally made of leather, when riding. In warm weather, a leather jacket can help protect you against dehydration. Many motorcycle jackets are designed to help keep you cool even when the weather is hot.

10. How many alcoholic drinks need to be consumed before a rider may begin to feel the effects?
Three to four
More than eight

As little as one alcoholic drink can affect a person's ability to ride. It is both illegal and dangerous to ride a motorcycle while under the influence of alcohol.

11. Your lane position should do all of the following, except:
Help you avoid road hazards.
Help you avoid other drivers’ blind spots.
Help you avoid being seen by other drivers.
Increase your ability to be seen by others.

A well-chosen lane position should increase your ability to see and be seen and keep you out of other drivers' blind spots. It should help you avoid surface hazards, protect your lane from other drivers, communicate your intentions to others, help you avoid wind blasts from other vehicles, and offer you an escape route from any hazards that may arise.

12. Riding at night:
Is discouraged.
Is made safer by wearing reflective clothing.
Is not safe because other drivers cannot see your turn signals.
Should only be done in the city.

You should wear reflective materials when riding at night to make yourself more visible to other road users.

13. To be effective, an eye or face shield must:
Fasten securely.
Prevent air from passing through.
Not allow for eyeglasses to fit underneath.
Restrict your vision to the sides.

To be effective, an eye or face shield must be free of scratches; be resistant to penetration; allow clear views to both sides; fasten securely; permit air to pass through to prevent fogging; and allow room for eyeglasses or sunglasses, if needed.

14. A pre-ride inspection usually takes:
A few minutes and should be done no more than once a month.
A few minutes and should be done before every ride.
Over an hour and should be performed by a mechanic.
Over an hour and must only be done if you will be carrying a passenger.

Conduct a thorough pre-ride inspection before every ride. It should usually take only a few minutes.

15. When riding on a slippery surface, you should:
Increase your speed.
Use only the front brake.
Avoid making sudden moves.
Travel on the shoulder so you are not next to other traffic.

To ride safely on a slippery surface, you should use both brakes when braking is necessary, reduce your speed, and avoid making sudden moves. Be especially alert to oily areas, shaded areas, dirt, gravel, and bridges, as these surfaces may provide less traction than others.

16. You should use a larger cushion of space:
When roads are slippery.
When it is sunny outside.
When it is colder than usual.
When you are following other motorcycles.

A two-second following distance is generally appropriate. Allow a larger cushion of space when riding under conditions that will increase your stopping distance, such as when the road surface is icy or wet.

17. When checking tires before a ride, you should look at all of the following except:
Air pressure
General wear
General tread

Before each ride, you should check the air pressure, tread, and general wear of your tires.

18. When riding in a group, inexperienced riders should position themselves:
Just behind the leader.
In front of the group.
At the rear of the group.
Beside the leader.

In a group of motorcyclists, riders with less experience should be positioned toward the front of the group, just behind the leader. This will allow more experienced riders behind them to keep an eye on them.

19. If you are unable to avoid hitting an object in the roadway, you should:
Speed up before contact.
Slow down before contact.
Lean the motorcycle.
Stay seated on the motorcycle.

If you cannot avoid hitting an obstacle in the roadway, you should try to hit it at as close to a 90-degree angle as possible. Slow down as much as you can before contact, keep your motorcycle upright, rise slightly off of your seat, and roll the throttle slightly to lighten the front end just before impact.

20. If riding a three-wheel motorcycle in a group, you should travel in a:
Staggered formation.
Pyramid formation.
Single-file line.
Row of pairs.

While riding in a staggered formation is usually best for a group of two-wheeled motorcycles, three-wheeled motorcycles are too wide to allow this formation. A group of riders on three-wheeled motorcycles should travel in a single-file line.

21. It is most important to flash your brake light when:
Passing another vehicle.
You will be slowing down suddenly.
There is a stop sign ahead.
Your signals do not work.

A motorcycle's single brake light is not as noticeable as the two larger brake lights of a car or truck. It can be a good idea to flash your brake light to help others notice it, especially when you need to slow down more quickly than surrounding drivers may expect.

22. A motorcycle with a sidecar:
Cannot tip over.
Can tip over if making a turn too fast.
Is designed to take corners at any speed.
Should not be used for loading items.

Even with three wheels on the ground, a sidecar can tip over if it is being turned too sharply or is moving too fast for a corner.

23. The best source of information for your motorcycle is:
The owner’s manual.
A general book about motorcycles.
Someone who has a different type of motorcycle.
A television show about motorcycle riding.

To be sure you are familiar with the specific type of motorcycle that you are planning to ride, read the owner's manual before riding it for the first time. This is particularly important if you are riding a borrowed motorcycle.

24. In hot weather, wearing a riding jacket:
Can help protect against heat exhaustion and dehydration.
Is discouraged because it can cause heat-related problems.
Should only be done if the jacket is a light color.
Is not important.

A riding jacket and long pants should still be worn when riding in hot weather. In addition to their other safety benefits, they can protect a rider from heat exhaustion and dehydration.

25. To prevent getting fatigued on a long ride, you should do all of the following, except:
Dress warmly.
Limit the distance traveled in a day.
Take frequent rest breaks.
Take artificial stimulants.

To reduce the danger of fatigue when riding, dress to protect yourself against tiring weather conditions, such as wind and rain. Limit yourself to no more than about six hours of riding per day and stop for a break at least once every two hours. Avoid taking artificial stimulants since you may experience extreme fatigue when they start to wear off.

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