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1. When riding, you should:
Turn your head and shoulders to look through turns.
Keep your arms straight.
Keep your knees away from the gas tank.
Turn just your head and eyes to look through turns.

When making a turn, you should look through the turn to where you want to go. Turn just your head, not your shoulders, and keep your eyes level with the horizon.

2. 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.

3. The proper footwear for riding a motorcycle:
Has long, loose laces.
Has short heels.
Has tall heels.
Is always sneakers.

When riding, you should wear sturdy footwear that is high enough to cover and support your ankles. Short-heeled footwear is best because taller heels may catch on rough surfaces. Laces should be tucked in so that they can't be caught on anything.

4. Clothing made of which type of material can offer the best protection to motorcyclists?

Leather garments can provide the greatest level of protection to motorcyclists. It is important to wear clothing that covers your legs and arms entirely when riding a motorcycle.

5. Common drugs, such as cold tablets:
Can affect a rider's abilities to safely operate their motorcycle.
Usually won’t affect a rider's abilities to safely operate their motorcycle.
Pose no risk to a rider's operating abilities.
Are always acceptable to take before riding because they are sold over-the-counter.

Almost all drugs, including over-the-counter medications, have the potential to impact the abilities you need to ride safely. Make sure you understand the side effects of any drug before combining it with riding.

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. To increase your chances of being seen at an intersection, you should:
Try to make eye contact with other drivers.
Ride with your headlight on.
Reduce your space cushion.
Ride in a weaving pattern.

To increase your chances of being seen at an intersection, leave your headlight turned on and ride in a lane position that most easily allows oncoming traffic to see you. Maintain a space cushion that allows you to take evasive action if necessary. Never assume that another driver sees you, even if you make eye contact with the driver.

8. When using a motorcycle with which you are unfamiliar, you should:
Test the seat to make sure it is comfortable.
Assume the motorcycle is in good riding condition.
Work the throttle, clutch, and brakes a few times before riding.
Ride as you usually do, since most bikes are similar.

Since all motorcycles are somewhat different, you should be very careful when using one that is new to you. Familiarize yourself with the motorcycle before setting off. Learn the gear pattern before riding by working the throttle, clutch, and brakes a few times.

9. Most motorcycles:
Have only a front brake.
Have only a rear brake.
Have brakes in both the front and rear.
Have three brakes: one in the front, one in the rear, and an emergency brake.

Motorcycles generally have two brakes, one for the front wheel and one for the rear wheel.

10. Long-term exposure to wind noise:
Is recommended.
Can cause hearing loss.
Is not harmful.
Is less damaging than listening to music.

Long-term exposure to wind noise while riding can cause hearing damage, even if you wear a helmet. Use of proper hearing protection is recommended to prevent damage.

11. If you are riding over rain grooves or bridge gratings and your motorcycle begins to weave, you should:
Brake suddenly.
Steer in a weaving pattern.
Relax, maintain a steady speed, and ride straight across the grooves.
Move to the leftmost portion of the lane.

A motorcycle may weave while riding over rain grooves or bridge gratings, but this is generally not dangerous. If your motorcycle begins to weave, simply relax and proceed straight ahead at a steady speed. Trying to ride in a zigzag pattern to compensate for the weave will only increase the hazard.

12. If you find yourself riding alongside another vehicle, you should:
Speed up or slow down.
Wave at the other driver.
Stay alongside the vehicle until the next exit and then exit.
Let the other driver worry about it.

Riding directly next to another vehicle is dangerous because you could be riding in the vehicle's blind spot. Additionally, the vehicle may block your route of escape if another hazard arises. If you find yourself riding directly alongside another vehicle, either speed up or drop back.

13. 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.

14. Your motorcycle’s brake light is:
More noticeable than a car’s brake lights.
Less noticeable than a car’s brake lights.
Less important than a car’s brake lights.
More easily seen than a car’s brake lights.

The brake light of a motorcycle is usually not as noticeable as the brake lights of a car. Flashing your brake light before slowing or stopping can help other drivers notice that you are about to brake.

15. 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 well as goggles.

A plastic, shatter-resistant face shield can help protect your whole face in a crash. While goggles can protect your eyes, they won't protect the rest of your face. A windshield is not a substitute for a face shield or goggles.

16. To make a quick stop on wet pavement, you should:
Use only the front brake.
Use only the rear brake.
Use both brakes.

Use both brakes if you must make a quick stop on a slippery surface. The front brake is safe to use on a slippery surface if applied gradually to prevent locking.

17. When braking, you should:
Squeeze the front brake and press the rear brake.
Grab at the front brake and squeeze the rear brake.
Jam on the front brake and grab at the rear brake.
Press down on the front brake and jam on the rear brake.

To brake, squeeze the front brake lever and press down on the rear brake pedal. Always use both brakes when slowing or stopping.

18. Passengers should:
Lean as the operator leans.
Hold onto their seat.
Sit as far back on the bike as possible.
Never hold onto the operator.

Passengers should sit directly behind the operator and lean as the operator leans. They should sit as far forward as they can without crowding the operator, holding onto the operator's waist, hips, or belt.

19. A proper lane position should do all of the following, except:
Increase your ability to see and be seen.
Help you avoid surface hazards.
Help you avoid traffic signals.
Communicate your intentions to other road users.

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.

20. A pre-ride inspection should:
Only take a few minutes.
Take more than an hour.
Be complicated to perform.
Not be done before every ride.

It is important to do a thorough inspection of your motorcycle before every ride. This will usually take you only a few minutes.

21. When braking where traction is reduced, you should:
Apply the brakes more quickly than usual.
Apply the brakes more gently than usual.
Not use the rear brake.
Not use the front brake.

When slowing or stopping on a surface with reduced traction, you should use caution and apply the brakes more gently than usual.

22. When riding at night, you should do all of the following, except:
Reduce your speed.
Increase your following distance.
Decrease your following distance.
Use your high beam light, if possible.

To reduce the risk of a collision when riding at night, be sure to reduce your speed and increase your following distance. Use the headlights of vehicles ahead of you to see farther down the road. Use your high beam headlight, except when following or meeting another vehicle.

23. 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.

24. Compared to riding during the day, a motorcycle operator who is riding at night should do all of the following, except:
Ride more slowly.
Allow more space between their motorcycle and other vehicles.
Use their high beam whenever possible.
Tailgate other vehicles.

To reduce the risk of a collision when riding at night, be sure to reduce your speed and increase your following distance. Use the headlights of vehicles ahead of you to see farther down the road. You should always be flexible about your lane position, especially when riding at night.

25. It is difficult for other motorists to see motorcycles at night. To make up for that, a motorcycle rider should:
Reduce their speed when riding at night.
Sound their horn repeatedly when riding at night.
Not ride at night.
Stay directly in front of another vehicle to be seen in their headlights when riding at night.

Strategies for safely riding at night include reducing your speed, increasing your following distance, using the lights of the car ahead to help see farther down the road, using your high beam headlight (unless following or meeting another vehicle), and being flexible about your lane position.

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