Motorcycle DMV Practice Questions
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Before changing lanes, you should check:
the lane next to you and the far lane.
Rolling on the throttle through a turn will:
help stabilize the motorcycle.
When slowing down where others may not expect it, you should:
flash your brake light.
If an obstacle cannot be avoided and you must drive over it, approach it at a ____ degree angle.
In countersteering, to initiate a turn, PUSHING the right handgrip will allow the motorcycle to:
When making a slow, tight turn the rider should:
keep his or her body straight while leaning the motorcycle.
When carrying a passenger, your motorcycle will:
respond slower than normal.
In locations where there is oil and grease build-up, the best lane position is:
the left or right part of the lane.
Grabbing at the front brake:
could cause the wheel to lock.
An area that provides little traction for a motorcycle:
If oncoming traffic is present and you are passing a lane of parked cars, which portion of the lane should you ride in?
When following a vehicle in front of you, you should maintain a ___ second following distance.
To give yourself enough time to react to hazards, you should scan the road ___ ahead.
If your motorcycle will take longer to stop, you should:
increase your following distance.
When is the center lane position the best choice?
when you want to be most visible to the car ahead of you
What lane position should you ride in when being passed by another vehicle?
Rolling on the throttle in a turn:
helps to stabilize the motorcycle.
When making a normal turn, should the motorcycle rider lean?
Yes, the rider should lean with the motorcycle.
What controls the front brake?
The right hand lever.
If your throttle is stuck and twisting it does not release it, you should:
pull the kill switch engine.
Taking a right turn too fast could cause you to:
veer into an oncoming traffic lane.
If your front tire fails while riding, you should:
shift your weight to the rear to help maintain stability.
Generally, motorcycles require:
the same amount of distance as a car to stop.
You are in danger of hitting an object and need to swerve to avoid it. What is the best way to initiate a swerve?
Apply a small amount of pressure to the handle of the side you need to swerve
The best way to discourage other vehicles from trying to share a lane with you is by:
maintaining a center lane position.
If your motorcycle was made before 1978, you must remember to:
turn the headlight on when riding at all times.
If you brake hard on a straightaway and your rear wheel locks:
keep the rear wheel locked until stopped.
When passing another vehicle you should:
move quickly through the blind spot.
When approaching an intersection, the rider should select a lane position to:
increase his/her visibility to another driver
How can you use your clothing to help prevent collisions?
Wear bright clothing
When parked at the roadside, you should park at an angle of ____ degrees with your _______ tire touching the curb.
45 to 90, rear
While gripping the handlebars, your arms should be positioned:
so they are slightly bent.
The best path through a curve:
may not follow the curve of the road.
When packing your motorcycle, heavier items should be packed:
in the front of the tank bag.
If you are going to pass someone you feel may move into your lane, you should:
beep your horn.
If you need to brake and swerve, you:
must brake before or after swerving.
If the rear wheel locks, you should:
NOT release the brake.
When changing lanes on a multilane road, it is important to check the lane next to you and:
the far lane.
When riding in a group, who is setting the pace of the group?
The tail rider
When you park, which wheel should be touching the curb?
As you approach the center of a turn, you should:
move towards the inside of the curve.
You are being closely followed and as you approach an intersection, the light turns yellow. What should you do?
Tap your brake to flash your brake light
What can cause the engine to lock?
Being low on oil
Choose the answer that applies best to carrying passengers.
Passengers should keep their feet on the pegs at all times
To prevent colliding with a hazard in the center of the lane, which lane position should you ride in?
Left or right
When starting on an uphill slope, you should use _______ brake to hold the cycle.
When riding at night, it is best to:
ride slower than you would during the day.
You must use the high-beam lights of your motorcycle when you are _________ a vehicle at night.
not following or meeting
In which of the following places are motorcycle collisions most frequent?
When preparing to pass a vehicle, your motorcycle should be positioned in the _______ lane.
If you can't cross an obstacle straight on, you should cross at an angle of at least ____ degrees.
You should increase your following distance:
in heavy traffic.
When stopped at a stop sign, the bike should:
remain in first gear.
Which brake is most powerful?
the front brake.
If you must carry a load it should be:
Either over or in front of the rear axle.
When riding at night you should:
Reduce your speed because it is harder to see something lying in the road.
Most motorcycle accidents occur at speeds below 30 mph; that means that motorcycle riders should:
Wear a helmet to cut down on head injuries.
To help keep the motorcycle steady through a turn, you should:
maintain or increase your speed.
You brake hard on a straightaway and your rear brake locks:
Continue braking until the motorcycle stops.
When will other vehicles try to share your lane?
When you are moving into an exit lane.
To stop safely on a curve you should:
Make the motorcycle perpendicular to the surface of the road.
Which of the following is true about drinking alcohol and riding a motorcycle?
Alcohol impairs a motorcycle rider's skills sooner