Motorcycle Safety Guide

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The following is based on the Twelfth Revision of the Motorcycle Safety Guide, May 2004.

1. A plastic shatter-resistant face shield:
A. Is not necessary if you have a windshield. [x] B. Only protects your eyes. [x] C. Helps protect your whole face. [x] D. Does not protect your face as we as goggles. [x]

2. More than half of all crashes:
A. Occur at speeds greater than 35 mph. [x] B. Happen at night. [x] C. Are caused by worn tires. [x] D. Involve riders who have ridden their motorcycles less than six months. [x]

3. When riding, you should:
A. Turn your head and shoulders to look through turns. [x] B. Keep your arms straight. [x] C. Keep your knees away from the gas tank. [x] D. Turn just your head and eyes to look where you are going. [x]

4. Usually, a good way to handle tailgaters is to:
A. Change lanes and let them pass. [x] B. Use your horn and make obscene gestures. [x] C. Speed up to put distance between you and the tailgater. [x] D. Ignore them. [x]

5. To reduce your reaction time, you should:
A. Ride slower than the speed limit. [x] B. Cover the clutch and the brakes. [x] C. Shift into neutral when slowing. [x] D. Pull in the clutch when turning. [x]

6. Making eye contact with other drivers:
A. Is a good sign they see you. [x] B. Is not worth the effort it takes. [x] C. Doesn’t mean that the driver will yield. [x] D. Guarantees that the other driver will yield to you. [x]

7. Reflective clothing should:
A. Be worn at night. [x] B. Be worn during the day. [x] C. Not be worn. [x] D. Be worn day and night. [x]

8. The best way to stop quickly is to:
A. Use the front brake only. [x] B. Use the rear brake first. [x] C. Throttle down and use the front brake. [x] D. Use both brakes at the same time. [x]

9. When it starts to rain it is usually best to:
A. Ride in the center of the lane. [x] B. Pull off to the side until the rain stops. [x] C. Ride in the tire tracks left by cars. [x] D. Increase your speed. [x]

10. If your motorcycle starts to wobble:
A. Accelerate out of the wobble. [x] B. Use the brakes gradually. [x] C. Grip the handlebars firmly and close the throttle gradually. [x] D. Downshift. [x]

11. If you are chased by a dog:
A. Kick it away. [x] B. Stop until the animal loses interest. [x] C. Swerve around the animal. [x] D. Approach the animal slowly, then speed up. [x]

12. Passengers should:
A. Lean as you lean. [x] B. Hold on to the motorcycle seat. [x] C. Sit as far back as possible. [x] D. Never hold onto you. [x]

13. When riding in a group, inexperienced riders should position themselves:
A. Just behind the leader. [x] B. In front of the group. [x] C. At the tail end of the group. [x] D. Beside the leader. [x]

14. If you wait one hour per drink for the alcohol to be eliminated from your body before riding:
A. You cannot be arrested for drinking and riding. [x] B. Your riding skills will not be affected. [x] C. Side effects from the drinking may still remain. [x] D. You will be okay as long as you ride slowly. [x]

KNOWLEDGE TEST
(Sample Questions)
1. It is MOST important to flash your brake light when:
A. Someone is following too closely. [x] B. You will be slowing suddenly. [x] C. There is a stop sign ahead. [x] D. Your signals are not working. [x]

2. The FRONT brake supplies how much of the potential stopping power?
A. About one-quarter. [x] B. About one-half. [x] C. About three-quarters. [x] D. All of the stopping power. [x]

3. To swerve correctly:
A. Shift your weight quickly. [x] B. Turn the handlebars quickly. [x] C. Press the handlegrip in the direction of the turn. [x] D. Press the handlegrip in the opposite direction of the turn. [x]

4. If a tire goes flat while riding and you must stop, it is usually best to:
A. Relax on the handlegrips. [x] B. Shift your weight toward the good tire. [x] C. Brake on the good tire and steer to the side of the road. [x] D. Use both brakes and stop quickly. [x]

5. The car below is waiting to enter the intersection. It is best to:
A. Make eye contact with the driver. [x] B. Reduce speed and be ready to react. [x] C. Maintain speed and position. [x] D. Maintain speed and move right. [x]


In the below picture, it would be best to:
A. Swerve only [x] B. Swerve, then brake [x] C. Brake only [x] D. Brake, then swerve [x]

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In the below picture, it would be best to:
A. Brake only [x] B. Swerve only [x] C. Brake, then swerve [x] D. Swerve, then brake [x]


Click on the image below that shows the correct way to cross a bridge grating.


Click on the image below that shows the correct way to cross parallel railroad tracks.


Which image below shows the correct body position for a slow, tight turn?


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