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Rhode Island MOTORCYCLE DMV Practice Test 8

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1. When riding, you should:
Always scan the road ahead and anticipate potential risks.
Focus on the controls, including the speedometer, rather than the road.
Not be concerned with hazards, because hazards are minimal on the roadway.
Always look ahead, but try not to look for hazards.

When riding, always look well ahead of your vehicle to help you anticipate potential hazards. Doing this will help you react to hazards before meeting them.

2. When riding in a group, the best riding formation is generally:
A staggered formation.
A single-file line.
A pyramid formation.

A staggered formation is generally best when riding in a group. You should move into a single-file line when turning, riding in a curve, or entering or exiting a highway.

3. When it starts raining, it is usually best to:
Ride in the center of the lane.
Pull off to the side of the road until the rain stops.
Ride in the tire tracks left by cars.
Increase your speed.

Avoid riding down the center of a lane under wet conditions. Instead, ride in the tire tracks left by the cars ahead of you. The left tire track will often be best, but this can vary depending on traffic and other conditions.

4. Crashes are more likely to occur among:
Experienced riders.
Beginning riders.
Those familiar with their motorcycle.
Those who have completed a safety course.

Crashes are the most likely to occur for untrained, beginning riders who are unfamiliar with their motorcycle.

5. When riding a motorcycle, you should:
Always pick one part of the lane to occupy and never leave that part of the lane.
Vary your lane position as conditions warrant.
Only ride in the center of the lane so other vehicles can see you more easily.
Ride in a zigzag pattern so other drivers notice you.

There is no one lane position that is always best, nor one that should always be avoided. Change your lane position as necessary based on changing road and traffic conditions.

6. When downshifting, you should:
Shift through multiple gears at a time.
Shift through one gear at a time.
Always shift all the way down to neutral first.

When shifting into a lower gear, shift down one gear at a time and ease out the clutch through the friction zone between each downshift.

7. Which of the following is true?
The front and rear brakes provide equal braking power.
The front brake provides more braking power than the rear brake.
The rear brake provides more braking power than the front brake.
Only the front brake should be used when braking.

The front brake of a motorcycle is more powerful than the rear one, providing at least 70 percent of the total stopping power. Always use both brakes any time you slow or stop.

8. Which of the following will help you ride safely on slippery surfaces?
Using only the front brake
Using both brakes
Using the center lane
Maintaining or increasing your speed

When riding on slippery surfaces, reduce your speed, brake using both brakes, and avoid sudden moves. Avoid the center of the lane and instead follow tire tracks left by cars. Always keep an eye out for hazards that may make a road surface especially slippery, such as oil spots and loose gravel.

9. Without a helmet, a motorcycle rider is ________ more likely to suffer a critical head injury in a crash.
Three times
Four times
Five times
Six times

Without a helmet, a rider is five times more likely to sustain a critical head injury in a crash.

10. Riding with a passenger:
Usually results in no difference in handling a motorcycle.
Is usually safe for beginning riders.
Can affect the handling of a motorcycle.
Is encouraged to get operators used to different riding situations.

A passenger puts extra weight on a motorcycle, which causes the motorcycle to handle differently. Only experienced riders should carry passengers.

11. 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.

12. When riding near stopped or slow-moving cars, a motorcyclist should:
Pull over and wait until traffic begins to move.
Ride on the shoulder to get through the area as quickly as possible.
Weave between the cars to get through the area as quickly as possible.
Not weave between the cars.

Riding between slowed or parked cars can leave you vulnerable to unexpected hazards, such as opening car doors or cars suddenly pulling into traffic. If a hazard arises, you will not have room to safely maneuver. Never travel on the shoulder of a road because other drivers will never expect you to be there.

13. 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.

14. When approaching an uneven surface, such as a bump or pothole, you should rise slightly off of your seat:
So you can jump off the motorcycle if you need to.
So your legs can absorb the shock.
So other drivers can see you better.
So you can get a better view of the uneven surface.

When riding over an uneven surface, rising off of your seat will allow your joints to absorb some of the force of impact. This will make it less likely that the impact of the surface will throw you off of the motorcycle.

15. Before mounting your motorcycle, perform all of the following checks, except:
Making sure the headlight works.
Checking the oil level.
Trying both brake controls to ensure the brake light activates.
Ensuring that the paint is not scratched.

Before riding, you should check the pressure and condition of your tires; check the oil and fluid levels; and make sure that the low beam headlight, high beam headlight, taillight, signal lights, and brake light all work properly.

16. Just like cars, motorcycles have blind spots. When switching lanes, you should:
Turn your head and check your blind spot.
Look only at your mirrors.
Rely on your peripheral vision.
Slow down so any vehicle in your blind spot can pass you.

Blind spots, by definition, are areas that you cannot see by just looking in your mirrors. Turn your head to the side and check over your shoulder for vehicles in your blind spot before you change lanes.

17. A motorcycle operator can improve their visibility by:
Wearing darkly-colored clothing.
Turning off their headlight.
Following another vehicle very closely.
Wearing brightly-colored clothing.

To maximize your chances of being seen by other road users, you should wear brightly-colored clothing with reflective materials, use your headlight at all times, and use your signals and brake light properly.

18. Most motorcycle crashes happen:
On short trips.
On long trips.
After at least an hour of riding.
After more than 8 hours of riding.

Most motorcycle crashes happen on trips shorter than five miles, just a few minutes after the rider starts out.

19. 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.

20. If a tire goes flat while you are riding and you must stop, it is usually best to:
Relax on the handle grips.
Shift your weight toward the good tire.
Brake on the good tire and steer to the side of the road.
Use both brakes and stop quickly.

If one of your tires goes flat, hold both handle grips firmly, ease off of the throttle, and maintain a straight course. If you must brake, gradually apply the brake of the tire that is not flat (if you are certain of which tire that is). As you slow down, edge to the side of the road, squeeze the clutch, and stop.

21. The front brake:
Should only be used when you need to stop quickly.
Should be used only under slippery conditions.
Is not as effective as the rear brake.
Is safe to use, if used properly.

Always use both brakes any time you slow or stop. It is safe to use the front brake, which is more powerful than the rear brake, as long as you use it properly.

22. 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.

23. If your motorcycle is being chased by a dog, you should:
Kick the dog away.
Ride alongside the dog.
Stop until the dog loses interest.
Approach the dog slowly, then speed up.

If you are being chased by a dog, downshift and approach it slowly. Then, as you approach the dog, accelerate and leave it behind. If you encounter a larger animal, brake and prepare to stop.

24. 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.

25. When preparing to pass another vehicle on the left, you should ride in:
The left side of the lane.
The center of the lane.
The right side of the lane.
Either the right or center portions of the lane.

When preparing to pass another vehicle on the left, you should ride in the left portion of your lane. This lane position will provide you with the most effective view of the passing lane.

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