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Rhode Island MOTORCYCLE DMV Practice Test 16

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1. A three-wheeled motorcycle:
Handles curves about the same as a two-wheeled motorcycle.
Handles curves differently than a two-wheeled motorcycle.
Should not be operated in curves.
Should use the shoulder when taking a curve.

The cornering characteristics of a three-wheeled motorcycle or a motorcycle with a sidecar differ from those of a two-wheeled motorcycle.

2. Any person with a minimum blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of ______ is considered legally intoxicated.
0.02 percent
0.04 percent
0.06 percent
0.08 percent

In Rhode Island, a person of any age with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of 0.08 percent or higher is considered legally intoxicated. It is both illegal and dangerous to operate a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol.

3. If operating a three-wheeled motorcycle or riding with a sidecar, do not ride too far to the right of your lane because:
Other drivers may not see you.
You will not be able to pass other vehicles as easily.
Other drivers may try to share your lane.
You may run off the road.

Because a sidecar sits on the right side of a motorcycle, riding too far to the right side of your lane risks the sidecar running off the road. Similarly, on a three-wheeled motorcycle, the rear right wheel may leave the road if you get too close to the right edge.

4. To effectively provide protection for a motorcycle rider, pants should:
Be made of a soft material.
Be made of a heavy material.
Fit loosely enough that they flap in the wind.
Be short and expose some parts of the legs.

For your protection, you should wear pants that cover your entire legs and are made of leather or another sturdy synthetic material. Clothing should fit snugly enough that it does not flap in the wind but not so snugly that it restricts your movement.

5. At a minimum, how often should a motorcycle's hydraulic fluid be checked?
Once a day
Once a week
Once a year
Before every ride

Pre-ride motorcycle inspections are an important part of ensuring safe riding. Hydraulic fluids and coolants should be checked at least once a week.

6. Taking a turn too fast:
Is acceptable as long as you stay under the speed limit.
Is safer on a motorcycle than in a car.
Is acceptable as long as no vehicles are near you.
Can cause you to end up in another lane or leave the road.

Taking a turn too fast is dangerous. If you cannot hold the turn, you may end up turning into another lane or even off of the road entirely. Use caution when taking a turn.

7. Usually, a good way to handle a tailgater is to:
Move onto the shoulder to get out of their way.
Speed up and put distance between you and the tailgater.
Ignore them.
Change lanes and let them pass.

Usually, 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 encouraging them to follow you at a faster speed.

8. Engine braking:
Is illegal.
Is slowing down by turning the engine off.
Is slowing down by downshifting.
Is not encouraged because of the damage it does to the engine.

Shifting to a lower gear produces an effect similar to applying the brakes. This is known as engine braking.

9. When riding in a group, inexperienced riders should position themselves:
Just behind the leader.
In front of the group.
At the tail end 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 to keep an eye on them without forcing the inexperienced rider to lead the group.

10. If you are feeling tired while riding, you should:
Keep going and hope to wake up.
Ride faster.
Ride on the shoulder.
Get off the road and rest.

You should avoid riding if you are tired. When making a long trip, take rest breaks at least every two hours to reduce the risk of becoming fatigued.

11. Which fabric provides the best protection for motorcycle riders?

Jackets and pants made of leather offer the greatest degree of protection to those riding motorcycles.

12. Riding directly alongside another vehicle:
Can place you in the driver's blind spot.
Is better than riding behind the other vehicle.
Is safe because it limits your escape routes.
Should only be done during the day.

Avoid riding directly alongside another vehicle, since this may place you in the vehicle's blind spot. If the driver can't see you, they may enter your lane without warning. Riding alongside a vehicle is also dangerous because the vehicle will block your route of escape if a hazard arises.

13. When securing a load, you should place the load:
As high as possible.
As low as possible.
On a sissy bar.
Only on one side of the motorcycle.

Secured loads should be low. Putting them too high up, such as on a sissy bar, can raise the motorcycle's center of gravity and upset its balance. Loads should be as evenly distributed as possible on each side of the motorcycle to avoid pulling the bike to one side.

14. If you wait an hour per alcoholic drink before you ride your motorcycle:
You cannot be arrested for drinking and riding.
Your skills will not be affected.
Side effects may still remain.
You will be fine as long as you ride slowly.

On average, a person's body can eliminate the alcohol content of about one drink per hour. However, it is still possible for alcohol to accumulate in a person's system even if they consume only one drink per hour. This accumulation can still affect their ability to ride safely.

15. If your front wheel begins to skid, you should:
Keep the front brake engaged and ride out the skid.
Keep the front brake engaged and release the rear brake.
Immediately release and re-engage the front brake.
Release the front brake and increase the pressure on the rear brake.

If your front wheel locks while braking, you should release the front brake immediately and completely before re-applying it smoothly.

16. When riding on a slippery surface, you should not:
Reduce your speed.
Avoid sudden moves.
Use both brakes.
Brake quickly.

To safely ride on a slippery surface, you should reduce your speed, avoid making sudden movements, and use both brakes if you need to brake.

17. When an operator's left arm is bent at the elbow and pointing upward, it means the operator:
Plans to turn left.
Is about to stop.
Plans to turn right.
Is about to slow down.

Instead of mechanical turn signals, operators may use hand signals to indicate turns or stops. If an operator's left arm is bent at the elbow and pointing upward, it means the operator plans to turn right or change lanes to the right.

18. ______ is a guarantee that another driver sees you.
Eye contact
Using a turn signal
Following another vehicle

Nothing guarantees that a driver sees you. It is safest to assume that if another vehicle can enter your path, it will.

19. If you think stopping your motorcycle will take longer than usual, you should:
Lengthen your following distance.
Shorten your following distance.
Leave the road.
Speed up.

Lengthen your following distance when traveling on a slippery surface. If it will take longer than usual for your motorcycle to stop, open up to a longer following distance.

20. Use a turn signal:
When you’re planning to increase your speed.
Only when there is a lot of traffic.
Any time you plan on changing lanes.
Only if it is dark outside.

You should use a turn signal every time you plan to turn or change lanes, even if you think no one else is around to see it.

21. Reflective material on your helmet:
Helps you to be seen.
Is not allowed.
Should only be used at night.
Does not help you to be seen.

Reflective material on a vest or on the sides of your helmet can make you more visible to other drivers and should be used both day and night.

22. Impairment from drinking alcohol occurs:
Well below the legal limit.
Once reaching the legal limit.
Just above the legal limit.
Well above the legal limit.

It is never safe to operate a motorcycle after consuming any amount of alcohol. Impairment of the skills needed to safely ride begins well below the legal limit.

23. Switching to a lower gear is also known as:
Engine braking.

Shifting to a lower gear causes an effect similar to using the brakes. For this reason, downshifting is also known as engine braking.

24. When riding under normal conditions, maintain a minimum following distance of:
One second.
Two seconds.
Three seconds.
Four seconds.

Under normal conditions, you should maintain a following distance of at least four seconds. Increase your following distance any time conditions are less than perfect.

25. If a friend has been drinking alcohol and wants to drive, which of the following should you not do?
Encourage friends to talk them out of driving.
Arrange for other transportation.
Tell them to take less-crowded roads.
Slow their pace of drinking.

There are several strategies you can use to prevent someone from driving while under the influence of alcohol. You can arrange another way for them to get home, involve them in other activities to slow their pace of drinking, use any available excuse to stop them from leaving before they are sober, and get other friends involved to intervene as a group.

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