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California DMV Motorcycle Practice Test 2018
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What is the most common traffic conviction for young California drivers?
What can cause your engine to lock?
Being low on oil
When preparing to pass a vehicle ahead of you, you should ride in _______ lane position.
The most likely place for a collision is
at an intersection.
At the roadside, you should park at an angle of _______ degrees with your ______ tire touching the curb.
45 to 90, rear
When making a slow, tight turn, the rider should
keep his or her body straight while leaning the motorcycle.
You are turning onto a road with one lane of traffic moving in each direction. Taking a right turn too fast could cause you to
veer into the opposing traffic lane.
If you are a California driver under the age of 21 and you receive your first DUI conviction, your driving privileges will be revoked for 1 year, and
you will be required to complete a DUI program.
Which of the following is NOT a tip for completing U-turns successfully?
Use the front brake.
If you are being followed by a tailgater and he or she is not able to pass you, you should
increase your following distance.
To help other vehicles notice that you are slowing down,
flash your brake light.
In hot weather, what type of clothing should you wear while riding your motorcycle?
Sturdy clothing that covers your arms and legs completely
When should you rise off the seat slightly?
To absorb shocks when riding over obstacles
If a California driver has had his or her license suspended for 10 months following multiple DUI convictions, which of the following can allow that driver to regain his or her driving privileges?
Installation of an ignition interlock device (IID)
You are in danger of hitting an object and need to swerve to avoid it. What is the best way to initiate the swerve?
Apply a small amount of pressure to the handlegrip on the side of your intended swerve.
If you are an adult driver, for your first DUI conviction, your driver's license will be suspended for at least
All of the following are part of the upshifting process EXCEPT
gently applying the front brake while adjusting the throttle.
A driver with a standard class C California driver's license may legally operate
a 3-wheeled motorcycle, a vanpool vehicle designed to transport 10-15 people, a housecar (RV) less than 40 feet in length.
What lane position should you ride in when being passed by another vehicle?
To prevent colliding with a hazard in the center of the lane, which lane position should you ride in?
Left or right
To increase your chances of being seen by other vehicles, you should
wear reflective clothing.
If a large vehicle such as a truck is passing you on your left, which lane position should you ride in?
What type of clothing is best for daytime riding?
To help keep the motorcycle steady through a turn, you should
maintain or increase your speed.
Which of the following types of vehicles are permitted to use High-Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) lanes?
Buses, Motorcycles, Low-emission vehicles.
Intersections are especially dangerous to motorcycles because
other vehicles often do not see them approaching.
When you are following another vehicle, the ________ lane position is the best for being seen.
If a CA driver under the age of 21 is caught with alcohol inside his or her vehicle, the state of California may impound the vehicle for up to
If someone is seriously injured in a police pursuit of a fleeing driver, the driver will be fined at least
A California driver under the age of 21 who is caught with alcoholic beverages in his or her vehicle may be fined up to
When should you take your feet off the foot pegs and skim them on the surface of the road?
When riding on ice
You brake hard on a straightaway and your rear brake locks. What should you do?
Continue braking until the motorcycle stops.
According to the Handbook, in traffic, a motorcycle needs
the same distance to stop as a car does.
How can you prevent fatigue while riding?
Limit the length of your trip, Take frequent breaks, Protect yourself from the elements.
If you must go over an obstacle, approach it
at as close to a 90-degree angle as possible.
What controls the front brake?
The right hand lever
Motorcyclists may find it challenging to maintain safe control on surfaces with poor traction, such as
wet pavement and gravel roads, lane markings, steel plates, and manhole covers, mud, snow, and ice.
When riding, your clothing should be protective and
completely cover your arms and legs.
Which of the following is NOT a strategy to increase your safety at night?
Shift gears quickly.
You should increase your following distance
in heavy traffic.
If you are convicted of driving with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of 0.20% or higher, the court may
suspend your license for 10 months, order you to complete an enhanced DUI treatment program, require you to install an ignition interlock device (IID) on your vehicle.
A signed note may allow a California driver with a provisional license to drive during restricted hours
for any of the above reasons.
If you make eye contact with a driver at an intersection,
it does not mean the driver has seen you.
The best face protection is
a shatter-resistant face shield.
How can you increase your visibility to others at night?
Wear reflective gear.
If your motorcycle was built before 1978, you must remember to
turn your headlight on when riding at all times.
If you see a car on an entrance ramp that is about to merge into your lane, it is best to
change to another lane.
If you need to brake and swerve, you should
brake before or after swerving.
When you are preparing to slow down, you should check
if there is traffic behind you.
Choose the answer that applies best to carrying passengers.
Passengers should keep their feet on their footrests at all times.
When passing another vehicle,
you must not exceed the speed limit.
Maximum straight-line braking is achieved by
applying both brakes without locking the wheels.
When scanning the road for hazards, how far ahead should you be looking?
If a law enforcement officer finds that a driver under 21 has a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of 0.05% or higher, the officer will
arrest the driver and suspend his or her license.
You are turning right onto a two-way road. Turning too fast could cause you to
veer into the opposing lane.
You should adjust your side mirrors
before starting your motorcycle.
Before changing lanes on a multilane road, you should check
the lane next to you and the far lane.
Why is maintaining a space cushion important?
It gives you time to correct your mistakes, It gives you space to maneuver, It gives you time to react.
Begin to signal ____ feet before making a turn.
What is engine braking?
Downshifting through the gears to slow the motorcycle
In motorcycle riding, what does the acronym SEE stand for?
Search, Evaluate, and Execute
If a California driver is caught smoking inside a vehicle with a minor as a passenger, he or she can be fined up to
Most of your motorcycle's stopping power is provided by
the front brake.
If you suspect the road ahead is slippery, what should you do?
Slow down before reaching the slippery section.
While you are gripping the handlebars, your arms should be positioned
so they are slightly bent.
Which brake is most powerful?
The front brake
While you are riding on a winding road, your lane position should
change constantly to give you the best view.
A _____-second following distance gives you a minimum amount of space to stop or swerve, if the driver ahead stops suddenly.
If a California driver with a provisional driver's license fails to address a conviction for a traffic violation,
his or her license will be suspended.
If a California driver's first DUI conviction is for a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of 0.20% or higher, his or her license will be suspended for ______ months.
A standard Class C California driver's license allows a driver to tow up to ___ vehicle(s).
If a person is convicted of causing serious bodily injury during the course of a police pursuit, he or she is subject to
both a fine and imprisonment.
When you are being passed from behind, which portion of the lane should your motorcycle be in?
As you approach the center of a turn, you should
move toward the inside of the curve.
How can you increase your chances of being seen?
Choose the best lane position, Wear bright clothing, Use your headlight.
How can you keep yourself from using too much throttle?
Start with your right wrist flat.
The best way to fasten cargo to a motorcycle is to use
When parked at the roadside, you should park at an angle of ____ degrees with your _______ wheel touching the curb.
45 to 90; rear
Two or more DUI convictions in the state of California may result in up to ___ years of license revocation.
The Class M1/M2 permit includes the following restrictions
No freeway driving, No carrying passengers, No nighttime driving.
When is the center lane position the best choice?
When you want to be the most visible to the car ahead of you
Riding with both legs on the same side of the motorcycle is
The rear brake provides ___________ of the motorcycle's stopping power.
To help balance yourself in turns, you should
keep your knees against the gas tank.
How often should you check the tires on your motorcycle?
Every time you ride
When packing your motorcycle, you should pack heavier items
in front of a tank bag.
Two or more motorcycles should ride together
in a staggered formation.
When it comes to drivers, eye contact
is not a guarantee that they will yield to you.
When parking along the roadside, you should park
at an angle of 45 to 90 degrees to the curb.
If you are carrying a lot of cargo, you may need to adjust your
A ___-second following distance is the minimum space cushion for safe riding.
Which of the following are alternatives to liability insurance coverage under California's Compulsory Financial Responsibility Law?
A DMV-issued self-insurance certificate, A surety bond of $35,000 with a California-licensed company, A deposit of $35,000 with the DMV.
When carrying a load, you should
distribute the load evenly.
Riding ________________ decreases your chances of being seen.
alongside other vehicles
Weaving when riding over a metal grating
is not hazardous.
If you are convicted of riding under the influence of alcohol or drugs, you may receive the following penalties
Severe fines, Mandatory license suspension, Community service.
In locations where there is oil and grease buildup, the best lane position is
the left or the right.
Blind intersections can be dangerous because
other vehicles will have difficulty seeing you from certain locations.
A front wheel skid can result from
the front wheel locking.
Usually, ________ lane position should be avoided.
If you are about to collide with an object and you want the motorcycle to lean quickly to the right, you should
push the inside of the right handlegrip.
To make a U-turn, which of the following should you NOT do?
Drag the front brake.
Help balance your motorcycle while turning by
keeping both knees against the gas tank.
Studies have shown that most crashes involved riders who
lacked one of the above skills.
When making a normal turn, should the motorcycle rider lean?
Yes, the rider should lean with the motorcycle.
Accelerating on a curve
helps stabilize the motorcycle.
Where are the clutch and brake lever found on your motorcycle?
The clutch is on the left and the brake lever is on the right.
The _____ brake is the most important because it _______________.
front, provides 75% of the stopping power
When carrying cargo or a passenger,
an increased stopping distance is required.
If your motorcycle will take longer to stop, you should
increase your following distance.
Use your horn when
you think someone may enter your lane without seeing you.
It is important that a passenger
sit as far forward as possible, lean as the motorcyclist leans, keep his or her feet on the foot pegs.
When it is raining, the best position for traction is
the tracks left by other drivers.
_________________ helps make your downshifting smoother.
Rolling on the throttle
If you need to shift gears as you approach a turn,
shift gears before the turn.
Which of the following statements about crossing an intersection is true?
Select a lane position that will most increase your visibility to other drivers.
For the first 12 months of holding a provisional driver's license, a California driver may not operate a vehicle between the hours of
11:00 p.m. and 5:00 a.m.
If a preliminary alcohol screening (PAS) test of an underage California driver reveals a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of _______ or higher, the officer may require the driver to take a second test.
The best way to stop quickly is to
apply both brakes at the same time.
In countersteering, to initiate a turn, PUSHING the right handgrip will allow the motorcycle to
If your front wheel locks, you should
release the front brake and reapply it smoothly.
Before every lane change, you should
check your blind spots, check your mirrors, look over your shoulder.
Surfaces that provide little traction for a motorcycle include
If oncoming traffic is present and you are passing a line of parked cars, which lane position should you choose?
Which of the following is against California law?
Storing an opened container of alcohol in a vehicle's console or glove compartment
While passing a row of parked cars, you see a driver in one of the parked vehicles. What should you do?
Beep your horn to let the driver know you're there.
Which of the following is NOT an effect of alcohol?
What is the minimum age requirement for an adults' instruction permit in the state of California?
Rolling on the throttle through a turn will
help stabilize the motorcycle.
When following a vehicle, you should maintain a _____-second following distance.
How long will a provisional driver's license be suspended after three or more "at fault" collisions or convictions within a 12-month period in the state of California?
If your front tire fails while you are riding, you should
shift your weight to the rear to help maintain stability.
When you ride in a group,
don't tailgate the rider in front of you.
The "press" step of turning means that you press
the handlegrip of the direction in which you are turning.
Which of the following should be avoided when carrying cargo?
Fastening excess cargo to the sissybar
What does "choosing the best lane position" mean?
Your space cushion is maximized, You are avoiding hazards, You are not in a blind spot.
If you injure another person as a result of driving under the influence, your driving privileges will be suspended for
When preparing to merge into the middle lane of a three-lane road, what should you check?
The lane beside you and the far lane
The positions within a lane that are available to a motorcycle are
left, center, and right.
If a California driver is involved in an accident that results in more than $1,000 of property damage, he or she must
report the accident to the California DMV.
The greatest chance of a collision with another vehicle is
at an intersection.
In which of the following situations should you increase your following distance?
Heavy traffi, Slippery condition, When being tailgate.
When is it safe for you to ride side-by-side with another motorcycle?
What is California's minimum age requirement for an adult driver's license?
The best path through a curve
may not follow the curve of the road.
What is the minimum age requirement for a minors' driver license in the state of CA?
When slowing down where others may not expect it, you should
flash your brake light.
Grabbing at the front brake
could cause the wheel to lock.
Decrease your chances of being involved in a collision by
communicating your intentions, maintaining an adequate space cushion, being visible to others.
A motorcycle is the right size for you if
both of your feet can reach the ground while you are seated.
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