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1. If hazards are on your left, you should ride:
In the left portion of the lane.
In the right portion of the lane.
In any portion of the lane.
On the shoulder.

When hazards exist to your left, it is often best to ride in the right portion of the lane. Be prepared to adjust your lane position as road and traffic conditions change.

2. A potential danger of braking too hard is:
Losing traction on one or both wheels.
Coming to a complete stop before you expect to.
Popping a tire.
Taking too long to stop.

If you over-apply your brakes, you may lose traction on one or both wheels and crash.

3. Hearing protection is:
Not needed if you wear a helmet.
Needed in addition to a helmet.
Only needed on windy days.
Not needed if you are carrying a passenger.

Exposure to engine and wind noise can damage your hearing, even if you are wearing a helmet. Hearing protection can guard against this while still allowing you to hear essential sounds like horns and sirens.

4. When being passed, you should not move to the portion of the lane farthest from the passing driver because it:
Discourages the passing driver from cutting into your lane too early.
Encourages the passing driver to cut into your lane too early.
Encourages the passing driver to complete the pass as quickly as possible.
Encourages other drivers to pass you.

Moving into the portion of your lane farthest from a passing vehicle is potentially dangerous because it could encourage the driver to return to your lane before it is safe to do so. It is safest to stay in the center of a lane when being passed.

5. When changing lanes:
There is no need to do a head check if you use your mirrors.
Mirrors provide a full view of the road around your motorcycle.
You should turn your head and look over your shoulder.
You can assume drivers will properly respond to your turn signal.

Motorcycles have blind spots just like any other vehicle. Always turn your head and look over your shoulder to check for traffic in your blind spot before changing lanes.

6. When riding in a vehicle's blind spot, you should:
Stay where you are to avoid surprising the driver.
Wave at the other driver to get their attention.
Slow down until you are out of the blind spot.
Pull over to the shoulder.

If you find yourself riding in a vehicle's blind spot, you should either speed up quickly or slow down and drop back to vacate the spot.

7. 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.

8. The front brake supplies approximately how much of a motorcycle's potential stopping power?
About 25 percent
About 50 percent
About 70 percent
About 95 percent

The front brake of a motorcycle is more powerful than the rear brake. The front brake supplies at least 70 percent of a motorcycle's total stopping power.

9. The center portion of a lane:
Is always the best part of the lane for a motorcycle.
Often contains oil and grease, but is usually safe for riding.
Often contains oil and grease, and is never safe for riding.
Is the smoothest part of the lane.

Oily drippings from cars collect in a strip in the center of each lane. Unless the road is wet, this area still generally offers enough traction for motorcyclists to safely ride. You should still avoid riding on big buildups of oil and grease, often found at busy intersections or near toll booths.

10. When braking, you should:
Always use both brakes.
Only use the front brake.
Only use the rear brake on slippery surfaces, such as wet pavement.
Only use the rear brake.

Use both brakes every time you slow or stop, regardless of the condition of the road.

11. An approved helmet:
Allows the wearer to see as far to the sides as is necessary for safe riding.
Looks good.
Does not have a chin strap.
Protects the wearer's hearing.

While some people believe that a helmet will limit their vision, this is not the case. Any U.S. Department of Transportation-approved helmet will allow the wearer to see as far as is needed for safe riding.

12. ______ 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.

13. 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.

14. 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.

15. Most crashes happen:
Far from home.
On short trips.
On long rides.
Several hours into the ride.

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

16. A face shield:
Provides protection for the eyes and face.
Is not recommended.
Is required.
Does not protect the face as well as goggles.

A plastic, impact-resistant face shield provides the greatest degree of protection for a wearer's eyes and face. Eyeglasses or sunglasses are not an adequate substitute. In Vermont, you are not legally required to wear eye or face protection if your motorcycle has a windshield, though it is recommended.

17. The best way to handle tailgaters is to:
Change lanes and let them pass.
Use your horn and make obscene gestures.
Speed up to put distance between you and the tailgater.
Come to a complete stop.

If possible, change lanes and let a tailgater pass your vehicle. Speeding up may result in the driver continuing to tailgate you at a higher speed, thereby increasing the danger.

18. 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.

19. A plastic, shatter-resistant face shield:
Is not necessary if you have a windshield.
Only protects your eyes.
Helps protect your whole face.
Does not protect your face as effectively as goggles.

A plastic, shatter-resistant face shield protects your entire face in a crash. Goggles protect your eyes, but not the rest of your face. A windshield is not an adequate substitute for a face shield or goggles.

20. If someone is tailgating you, you should:
Ride faster to shake them.
Alert the local police.
Ride on the shoulder of the road.
Allow them to pass.

The best way to deal with a tailgater is to let them get in front of you. If you can do so safely, change lanes and let the tailgater pass. Riding faster may only increase the danger by prompting them to continue tailgating you at the higher speed.

21. If your friend has been drinking alcohol, it is a good idea to do any of the following, except:
Arrange for a safe ride home for your friend.
Occupy your friend with activities to distract them from drinking.
Keep your friend from leaving until they are sober.
Allow your friend to ride their motorcycle.

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

22. To receive maximum protection, wear a helmet that is certified by the:
U.S. Department of Transportation.
Federal Trade Commission.
Federal Transportation Network.
National Association of Helmets.

To get maximum protection, use a motorcycle helmet that meets U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) standards.

23. Small vehicles can appear ______ and seem to be traveling ______ than they actually are.
Farther away, more slowly
Farther away, faster
Closer, more slowly
Closer, faster

Small vehicles, like motorcycles, can visually seem to be farther away and moving more slowly than they actually are. This phenomenon can make it difficult for others on the road to accurately judge the location and speed of a smaller vehicle.

24. To swerve, you should:
Turn the handlebars quickly.
Shift your weight quickly.
Press the handgrip in the direction of the turn.
Press the handgrip in the opposite direction of the turn.

To swerve, apply a small amount of pressure to the handgrip located on the side of your intended direction of escape. To swerve to the left, press the left handgrip, then press the right to recover. To swerve to the right, press the right handgrip, then the left.

25. Riding alongside a car:
Is encouraged.
Can place you in a blind spot.
Is not an issue unless the roadway is wet.
Can make driving easier for the other motorist.

Riding directly alongside another vehicle is dangerous because it may place you in the driver's blind spot. Additionally, the vehicle will block your path of escape.

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