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1. When approaching an intersection, a motorcyclist should not:
Choose a lane position that increases their visibility.
Speed up to cross the intersection quickly.
Cover the clutch and brakes to reduce their reaction time.

As you approach an intersection, select a lane position that will make you the most visible to other drivers and cover the clutch and both brakes to reduce your reaction time. Reduce your speed when approaching an intersection. Avoid changing your speed or position radically as doing so may cause surrounding drivers to misinterpret your intentions.

2. For an operator, a helmet is:
Not required if you have had your motorcycle license for more than two years.
Not required, but recommended.

In Virginia, motorcycle operators and passengers are required to wear helmets. A proper safety helmet is a rider's best defense against head and neck injuries in the event of an accident.

3. When being passed from behind, which portion of the lane should you ride in?

When being passed, the center portion of the lane is generally the safest lane position for a motorcyclist. Riding on the side nearest the passing vehicle increases the risk of colliding with it. Riding on the side farthest from the passing vehicle can also be dangerous because it may prompt the driver to return to your lane before it is safe to do so.

4. The best way to stay out of trouble while riding a motorcycle is to:
Look well ahead of your motorcycle.
Avoid high-density traffic areas.
Ride at speeds faster than the speed limit.

To avoid running into dangerous situations while riding, you should consistently scan the road well ahead of your motorcycle. Watch the road ahead to identify and react to potential hazards before meeting them.

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

A plastic, shatter-resistant face shield provides protection for your entire face. A windshield is not an adequate substitute for a good face shield.

6. A motorcyclist should attempt to avoid obstacles on the roadway. If avoiding an obstacle is not possible, the motorcyclist should:
Speed up before coming into contact with the object.
Stay seated so the seat can cushion some of the impact.
Try to approach the obstacle at as close to a 90-degree angle as possible.

If you are unable to avoid an obstacle and must instead ride over it, you should slow down and approach the obstacle at as close to a 90-degree angle as possible.

7. Your lane position should do all of the following, except:
Increase your ability to be seen.
Help you avoid surface hazards.
Invite other road users into your lane.

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.

8. When riding on a slippery surface, you should:
Not make sudden movements, if possible.
Handle your motorcycle roughly.
Use only your front brake.

On a slippery surface, any sudden change in speed or direction could cause a skid. Accelerate, shift gears, turn, and brake as smoothly as you can when riding on a slippery surface.

9. How do convex mirrors differ from regular mirrors?
They provide a more narrow view of the road.
They provide a wider view of the road.
They provide a better view of the road.

Convex mirrors are installed on many motorcycles. Compared to flat mirrors, convex mirrors provide a wider view of the road. However, convex mirrors can also make approaching vehicles seem farther away than they actually are.

10. What can remove alcohol from a person's system?

The only way to sober up after drinking is to give your body the time it needs to remove the alcohol. There are no techniques that will speed up this process.

11. The proper action to take when riding an unfamiliar motorcycle for the first time is to:
Just start riding. There is no better way to learn than by doing.
Just start riding. Most bikes are similar, so you don’t have to take the time to identify safety features.
Work the throttle, clutch, and brakes before riding to learn the bike's gear pattern.

Every bike is a little different, so don't start riding an unfamiliar motorcycle without first familiarizing yourself with how it operates. Do a safety and maintenance check; find out where everything is located; and work the throttle, clutch, and brakes a few times to learn its gear pattern.

12. When approaching a blind intersection, riders should:
Stop at the stop line before moving forward to improve their view of cross traffic.
Ignore the stop line and move forward to get a better look.
Stop at the stop line then proceed through the intersection.

When approaching a blind intersection that is controlled by a stop line or stop sign, you must first stop where indicated. You may then edge forward and stop again just short of where the cross traffic lane meets your lane. From that position, lean your body forward and look around buildings, parked cars, or bushes to see if anything is approaching. Make sure your front wheel stays out of the crossroad while you are looking.

13. If you will be carrying a passenger on your motorcycle, you will likely have to:
Reduce the tire pressure.
Make no tire pressure adjustments.
Increase the tire pressure.

Because a passenger will place additional weight on your motorcycle, you will probably need to add a few pounds of pressure to your tires before riding. Check your owner's manual for details regarding the appropriate pressure settings to use.

14. When riding a motorcycle, your feet should be:
On the footrests for balance.
Pointed with your toes aiming downward.

When riding, your feet should be kept firmly on your motorcycle's footrests for balance. Your toes should not be pointed downward, as this may cause them to get caught between the road and the footrests.

15. The Motorcycle Safety Foundation recommends a SEE strategy to make safe judgments while riding. What does "SEE" stand for?
Search, Evaluate, and Execute.
Slow, Experienced, and Error-free.
Safe, Experienced, and Evasive.

Experienced riders use a SEE strategy while riding to make safe judgements. "SEE" stands for Search, Evaluate, and Execute.

16. A difference between googles and a windshield is:
Goggles will protect you from the wind, but a windshield won’t.
A windshield will protect you from the wind, but goggles won't.
A windshield will keep your eyes from watering better than goggles.

Googles will protect your eyes from the wind, but most windshields will not. A windshield is not an adequate substitute for goggles or a face shield.

17. The best way to avoid fatigue when riding your motorcycle on a long trip is to:
Take frequent breaks to rest.
Ride as fast as possible.
Take artificial stimulants.

To avoid becoming fatigued when riding your motorcycle on a long trip, limit how much time is spent riding each day and take frequent rest breaks. Avoid the use of artificial stimulants because you may experience extreme fatigue when they start to wear off.

18. For a passenger, a helmet is:
Not required.
Only required if the operator is wearing a helmet.

In Virginia, motorcycle operators and passengers are required to wear helmets. A proper safety helmet is a rider's best defense against head and neck injuries in the event of an accident.

19. Taking over-the-counter medication before riding:
Is usually fine since over-the-counter medications are never very strong.
Is acceptable all the time.
May affect your riding abilities and should be done with caution.

Many drugs, including legal prescription and over-the-counter medications, have side effects that can impair your ability to safely operate a motorcycle. Always talk to your doctor about how a new medication may affect your driving or riding abilities.

20. The best footwear for motorcyclists are:
Sturdy boots.

Leather boots provide the greatest degree of foot protection when riding. Boots should be high and sturdy enough to cover and support your ankles.

21. To make it easier to be seen by other motorists, you should:
Wear brightly-colored clothing while riding.
Wear darkly-colored clothing while riding.
Wave your arms while riding.

Wearing brightly-colored clothing while riding will make it easier for others on the road to see you. This is true regardless of the time of day.

22. The front brake:
Should only be used in an emergency.
Should be used with the rear brake.
Is unsafe to use.

You should always use both brakes when you slow or stop.

23. Pick a lane position that:
Helps you avoid road hazards.
Hides you from other road users.
Places you directly next to another vehicle.

Choose a lane position that helps you avoid road hazards. Make sure you maintain a safe cushion of space around your motorcycle at all times.

24. When riding in a group, riders should:
All maintain safe following distances.
Follow each other as closely as possible.
Not worry about distances between members.

When riding in a group, it is generally best to travel in a staggered formation. This formation allows riders to remain in close ranks while still maintaining safe following distances.

25. You are most likely to get into a collision:
At an intersection.
When riding in a group.
Traveling on the expressway.

The greatest potential for conflict between you and other traffic exists at intersections.

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