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California Motorcycle Permit Test Questions and Answers – 500+ Solved

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California Motorcycle Permit Test Questions & Answers

 

California Motorcycle Permit Test Questions and Answers – Practice Exam 1

Below you can find questions and answers for exam 1 topics:

Q. Grabbing the front brake or jamming down on the rear brake:
Ans: Can cause the brakes to lock.

Q. Passengers on motorcycles should:
Ans: Should sit as far forward as possible without crowding you.

Q. When riding with a group of motorcyclists, a staggered formation:
Ans: Should not be used when entering or exiting a highway.

Q. Eye protection:
Ans: Should give a clear view to either side.

Q. A primary cause of single-vehicle motorcycle collisions is:
Ans: Motorcyclists running wide in a curve or turn and colliding with the roadway or a fixed object.

Q. The best lane position for a motorcycle:
Ans: Can vary depending on road and/or traffic conditions.

Q. When riding at night you should:
Ans: Reduce your speed because it is harder to see something lying on the road.

Q. You should operate the engine cut-off switch and pull in the clutch when:
Ans: The throttle is stuck and you can’t free it.

Q. To operate a moped you must have at least a _ license.
Ans: Class M2

Q. The best way to handle a tailgater is to
Ans: Let him/her pass you

Q. In a lane of traffic, how many lane positions are there for a motorcycle?
Ans: 3

Q. Increase your safety at night by
Ans:
– Using the lights of the car ahead to help you see
– increasing your following distance
– riding with your high beam

Q. Before changing lanes on a multilane road, you should check
Ans: the lane next to you and the far lane

Q. When performing the Evaluate step of the SEE procedure, what are you thinking about?
Ans:
– Traffic markings and signals
– Possibly hazardous road conditions
– Vehicles that may move into your path

Q. The Class M1/M2 permit includes the following restrictions
Ans:
– No nighttime driving
– No carrying passengers
– No freeway driving

Q. Changing your lane position can
Ans:
– Communicate your intentions to other drivers
– Help you avoid being in a blind spot
– Provide a possible escape route

Q. In countersteering, to initiate a turn, PUSHING the right handgrip will allow the motorcycle to
Ans: turn right

Q. When riding in a group, the best formation is the __ formation.
Ans: staggered

Q. When following a vehicle, you should maintain a __ second following distance.
Ans: two

Q. If oncoming traffic is present & you are passing a line of parked cars, which lane position should you choose?
Ans: center

Q. As you approach the center of a turn, you should
Ans: move toward the inside of the curve

Q. In locations where there is oil and grease buildup, the best lane position is
Ans: the left or the right

Q. When parking along the roadside, you should park
Ans: at an angle of 45 to 90 degrees to the curb

Q. When carrying a passenger, your motorcycle will
Ans: respond slower than normal

Q. If an obstacle cannot be avoided and you must drive over it, approach it at a _-degree angle.
Ans: 90

Q. When you are being passed from behind,
Ans: stay in the center portion of your lane

Q. Surfaces that provide little traction for a motorcycle include
Ans: gravel roads

Q. Grabbing at the front brake
Ans: could cause the wheel to lock

Q. When making a slow, tight turn, the rider should
Ans: keep his or her body straight while leaning the motorcycle

Q. The best way to stop quickly is to
Ans: apply both brakes at the same time

Q. Most of your motorcycle’s stopping power is provided by
Ans: front brake

Q. Vehicle/motorcycle collisions are most common
Ans: At intersections

Q. Before changing lanes to the left
Ans: Check your left mirror and look to the left

Q. Which of the following statements is correct?
Ans: Press left, lean left, go left

Q. In slow tight turns
Ans: Lean the motorcycle only and keep your body straight

Q. To create more space in the situation pictured below, you should
Ans: Adjust your speed and stay in the center of the lane

Q. While in a turn, it is best to
Ans: Maintain a steady speed or gradually accelerate

Q. To make good judgments in traffic, you need to first
Ans: Search ahead

Q. Your motorcycle has two brakes. Use both brakes
Ans: Every time you slow or stop.

Q. When riding with a passenger, you should
Ans: Start slowing down sooner

Q. When swerving, it is important to
Ans: Separate braking from swerving

Q. In the picture below, the car driver is preparing to enter the intersection. To be seen and maintain a space cushion, you should
Ans: Slow down and move away from the vehicle after entering the intersection

Q. In the picture below, riders A, B, and C are riding as a group.. To pass, rider B should
Ans: Return to the right portion of the lane behind rider A

Q. Following closely to a vehicle in front of you
Ans: Is a factor in collisions caused by motorcyclists

Q. Alcohol enters the bloodstream and quickly reaches the brain. Which of the following is affected first?
Ans: Judgment

 

California Motorcycle Permit Test Questions and Answers – Practice Exam 2

Below you can find questions and answers for exam 2 topics:

Q. Most collisions involve riders who
Overbrake the rear tire

Q. Make a special point to use mirrors when
Slowing or stopping

Q. You plan to make a right turn after stopping at an intersection. Usually, it is best to turn from which position of the lane?
The center portion

Q. Not turning off a turn signal
Encourages other drivers to pull into your path

Q. When the front tire goes flat while riding
Apply the rear brake and steer to the edge of the road

Q. When you turn?
Look through the turn to where you want to go

Q. Riding in the center portion of the lane
Keeps others from sharing your lane

Q. Wearing a helmet will
Reduce chances of a head injury

Q. To reduce speed before turning
Close the throttle and apply the brakes

Q. To operate the throttle
Start with your wrist flat

Q. When carrying loads
Keep the load low and as far forward as possible

Q. In the picture, the rider in the most dangerous position is
Rider B

Q. Wearing a helmet can reduce the chance of a fatal head injury in
Any crash, regardless of speed

Q. When you are being followed too closely, it is usually best to
Drop back farther from the vehicle ahead

Q. To discourage other drivers from sharing your lane, it is usually best to ride
In the center portion of your lane

Q. In this picture, you are passing parked cars. The greatest danger to you is
A car pulling out

Q. When riding where sand and gravel have collected on paved roads, you should
Avoid sudden changes in speed or direction

Q. Riders in a staggered formation will be passing a ca, after the lead rider passes, he/she should return to the _ of the lane.
Left portion

Q. When you carry a passenger
It will take longer to accelerate and brake

Q. When you ride over a pothole, it is usually best to
Look straight and rise off the seat slightly

Q. Before changing lanes to the left as pictured below
Check your left mirror and turn your head to the left

Q. When the front tire goes flat
The steering will feel heavy

Q. Alcohol first affects your
Judgement

Q. At intersections, the most common cause of motorcycle/vehicle collisions is
Drivers entering a rider’s right of way

Q. To make a normal stop, use
both brakes and downshift

Q. When you ride at night
Wear reflective clothing

Q. While riding in an unfamiliar motorcycle
Allow extra room for stopping

Q. To make good judgement in traffic, you need to first
Search ahead

Q. For higher-speed turns, you should
Lean more than you would at low speed

Q. In the picture, the most likely to make your motorcycle more noticeable to the car driver is the
Turn signal

Q. The driver turning left in the picture below is not stopping. Your best chance to avoid a collision would be to
Reduce your speed and move away from the vehicle

Q. When adjusting your mirrors to carry a passenger, the passenger should
Sit in the seat with you

Q. If you lock the front tire when stopping
Release and reapply the front brake

Q. To avoid causing a rear-end collision when following another vehicle
Stay at least two seconds behind

Q. When you turn, you should
Look through the turn.

Q. Riders who take curves or turns too fast may end up:
Ans: crossing into another lane of traffic

Q. Which of the following is a factor in your blood alcohol level?
Ans: The time of day

Q. You should adjust your side mirrors:
Ans: before starting your motorcycle

Q. In a single lane of traffic there are _ lane positions.
Ans: 3

Q. Which of the following should be avoided when carrying cargo?
Ans: Fastening excess cargo to the sissy bar

Q. The __ provides most of your motorcycle’s stopping power.
Ans: front brake

Q. You should flash your brake light when:
Ans: you slow down where others may not expect it.

Q. When you make a turn you should:
Ans:
-maintain steady speed or accelerate gradually
-roll on the throttle through the turn

Q. When riding in a group, motorcyclists should:
Ans: use a staggered formation

Q. You should increase your following distance:
Ans: in heavy traffic

 

California Motorcycle Permit Test Questions and Answers – Practice Exam 3

Below you can find questions and answers for exam 3 topics:

Q. When riding, you should:
Ans: turn just your head and eyes to look where you are going

Q. While riding your motorcycle, you approach a crosswalk that a pedestrian has just entered. What should you do?
Ans: Stop and wait for the pedestrian to cross the road

Q. Turning to take railroad tracks at a 90-degree angle can be more dangerous because:
Ans: your path may carry you into another lane of traffic

Q. Surfaces that provide poor traction include:
Ans: pavement after it starts to rain

Q. Most motorcycle crashes happen:
Ans: on short trips

Q. If the front tire goes flat while riding:
Ans: gradually apply the rear brake

Q. When you slow more quickly than others might expect, you should:
Ans: flash your brake light

Q. Motorcycles permitted to share a lane with another vehicle:
Ans: Never

Q. When riding with a passenger:
Ans: your motorcycle will take longer to stop

Q. To decrease your chances of being involved in a collision:
Ans:
-identify and separate hazards
-search your path

Q. Where are vehicle/motorcycle collisions most common?
Ans: At intersections

Q. Before changing lanes to the left, what should you do?
Ans: Check your left mirror and look to the left

Q. Which of the following statements is correct?
Ans: Press left, lean left, go left

Q. If a car is merging onto the freeway directly in front of you on the right, and a car is directly to your left, what should you do to create more space?
Ans: Adjust your speed and stay in the center of your lane

Q. In slow right turns:
Ans: Lean the motorcycle only and keep your body straight

Q. While in a turn it is best to:
Ans: Maintain a steady speed or gradually increase

Q. To make good judgements in traffic, you need to first:
Ans: Search ahead

Q. Your motorcycle has two brakes. Use both brakes when:
Ans: Every time you slow or stop

Q. When riding with a passenger you should:
Ans: Start slowing sooner

Q. When swerving it is important to:
Ans: Separate braking from swerving

Q. You are approaching a 4 way intersection, and directly across from you is a car who is preparing to enter the intersection coming towards you on the opposite side of the road. What should you do to be seen and maintain a space cushion?:
Ans: Slow down and move away from the vehicle after entering the intersection

Q. Three motorcyclists are riding as a group on a 4 lane road (2 lanes in each direction). Motorcyclist A is leading in front in the right lane directly in front of a car, B is behind A in the passing lane directly to the left of the car, and C is behind the car in the right hand lane. Motorcyclist B is currently trying to pass the car and join Motorcyclist A in front of the car. Should he:
Ans: Return to the right portion of the lane behind rider A

Q. Following closely to a vehicle in front of you:
Ans: Is a factor in collisions caused by motorcyclists

Q. Alcohol quickly enters the bloodstream and reached the brain. Which of the following is affected first?
Ans: Judgement

Q. Most collisions involve riders who:
Ans: Overbrake the rear tire

Q. Make a special point to use mirrors when:
Ans: Slowing or stopping

Q. You plan to make a right turn after stopping at an intersection. Usually, it is best to turn from which lane position?
Ans: The center portion

Q. Not turning off a turn signal:
Ans: Encourages other drivers to pull into your path

Q. When the front tire goes flat while riding:
Ans: Apply the rear brake and steer to the edge of the road

Q. When you turn?
Ans: Look through the turn to where you want to go

Q. Riding in the center portion of the lane:
Ans: Keeps others from sharing your lane

Q. Wearing a helmet will:
Ans: Reduce your chances of a head injury

Q. To reduce speed before turning:
Ans: Close the throttle and apply the brakes

Q. To operate the throttle:
Ans: Start with your wrist flat

Q. When carrying loads:
Ans: Keep the load low and as far forward as possible

Q. If your approaching railroad tracks that come through the road at a diagonal (rather than perpendicular), should you go across them at a 45 degree angle (straight through your lane) or 90 degree angle (turning your bike to be perpendicular with the tracks?)
Ans: 45 degree angle. always ride straight through your lane. Turning so you cross at a 90 degree angle can be dangerous if it points you towards the opposing lane of traffic

Q. If you are passing parked cars, the biggest hazard is:
Ans: A car pulling out

Q. For higher-speed turns, you should:
Ans: Lean more than you would at low speed

Q. Three motorcyclists are riding as a group on a 4 lane road (2 lanes in each direction). Motorcyclist A is leading in front in the right lane directly in front of a car, B is behind A in the passing lane directly to the left of the car, and C is behind the car in the right hand lane. Which motorcyclist is in the most dangerous position?
Ans: Motorcyclist B

Q. Wearing a helmet can reduce the chance of a fatal head injury in:
Ans: Any crash, regardless of speed

Q. When you are being followed too closely, it is usually best to:
Ans: Drop back farther from the vehicle ahead

Q. To discourage other drivers from sharing your lane, it is usually best to ride:
Ans: In the center portion of your lane

Q. When riding where sand and gravel have collected on paved roads, you should:
Ans: Avoid sudden changes in speed or direction

Q. Riders in a staggered formation will be passing a car, After the lead rider passes, he/she should return to the _ of the lane:
Ans: Left Portion

Q. When you carry a passenger:
Ans: It will take longer to accelerate and brake

Q. When you ride over a pothole, it is usually best to:
Ans: Look straight ahead and rise slightly off the seat

Q. Before changing lanes to the left, when the spot to your direct left is free, but a car is directly behind the empty space in the left lane, you should:
Ans: Check your left mirror and turn your head to the left

Q. When the front tire goes flat:
Ans: The steering will feel heavy

Q. Alcohol will first affect your:
Ans: Judgement

 

California Motorcycle Permit Test Questions and Answers – Practice Exam 4

Below you can find questions and answers for exam 4 topics:

Q. At intersections, the most common cause of motorcycle/vehicle collisions is:
Ans: Drivers entering a rider’s right of way

Q. To make a normal stop use:
Ans: Both brakes and downshift

Q. You are approaching a 4-way intersection. There is a car facing you from the opposite direction with their left turn signal on. You should:
Ans: Slow down and move away from the approaching vehicle

Q. When you ride at night:
Ans: Wear reflective clothing

Q. While riding in an unfamiliar motorcycle:
Ans: Allow extra room for stopping

Q. To make good judgement in traffic, you need to first:
Ans: Search ahead

Q. You are merging onto the freeway and need to make yourself more noticeable to the car in the right lane you are merging into. Which light on your motorcycle will help you to be noticed by the driver?
Ans: Turn signal

Q. When adjusting your mirrors to carry a passenger, the passenger should:
Ans: Sit on the seat with you

Q. If you lock the front tire when stopping:
Ans: Release and reapply the front brake

Q. To avoid causing a rear-end collision when following another vehicle:
Ans: Stay at least two seconds behind

Q. When you turn you should:
Ans: Look through the turn

Q. What does SEE stand for?
Ans: Search, Evaluate, and Execute. Search ahead, to your sides and behind you for potential hazards. Evaluate Road and surface characteristics, Traffic control devices such as traffic signals, vehicles and other traffic that may move into your path. Execute – carry out your decision

Q. During the evaluate step of the SEE procedure, what are you thinking about?
Ans:
-Traffic markings and signals
-Vehicles that may move into your path
-Possible hazardous road conditions

Q. When slowing down, to help others see you, what should you do to help your action be seen by those behind you?
Ans: Flash your brake lights

Q. In a single lane of traffic, how many lane positions are there for a motorcycle?
Ans: 3, left, center and right

Q. Rolling on the throttle through a turn will:
Ans: help stabilize the motorcycle

Q. In locations where there is oil and grease buildup, the best lane position is:
Ans: The left or the right – why? because if you drive where other tires have traveled, there will likely be less oil there

Q. If you motorcycle starts to wobble, your best course of action is to:
Ans: close the throttle gradually

Q. If oncoming traffic is present and you are passing a line of parked cars, which lane position should you choose?
Ans: You should ride in the center lane position to create the biggest space cushion between you and both hazards

Q. What three restrictions does a class M1 permit carry?
Ans: No carrying passengers, no freeway driving and no nighttime driving

Q. Changing your lane position can:
Ans:
-Help you avoid being in a blind spot
-communicate your intentions to other drivers
-Provide a possible escape route

Q. Which of the following should be avoided when carrying cargo?
Ans: Fastening excess cargo to the sissybar

Q. When driving at night, what is the best way to identify bumps in the road?
Ans: Use the taillights of the vehicle ahead of you

Q. What are the four steps to making a proper turn?
Ans: Slow, look, press, roll

Q. When riding in a group, who is setting the pace of the group?
Ans: The tail rider

Q. According to the handbook, in traffic, motorcycles need:
Ans: As much distance as a car needs to stop

Q. When riding in a group, motorcyclists should communicate with?
Ans: hand signals

Q. If a large vehicle such as a truck is passing you on your left, which lane position should you ride in?
Ans: Center

Q. If you encounter a large surface so slippery that you must coast at a very slow speed, or travel at a walking pace, consider doing what?
Ans: letting your feet skim along to surface so you can catch your bike if it starts to fall. Note that this is for VERY slippery surfaces, like ice, and you should be going at a very slow speed

Q. If your front tire fails, where should you shift your weight to maintain stability?
Ans: Shift your weight to the rear to maintain stability

Q. The least effective way to attach cargo to your motorcycle is to use:
Ans: Ropes

Q. Motorcycles towing trailers:
Ans:
– Must not exceed 55 mph
– Must not use carpool lanes
– Must keep right

Q. If your motorcycle was built before 1978, you must remember to:
Ans: turn your headlights on when riding at all times

Q. The best face protection is:
Ans: a shatter-resistant face shield

Q. Which following types of vehicles are permitted to use High-Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) lanes?
Ans: Buses, Motorcycles, Low-emission vehicles

Q. When being passed from behind, what lane position should you take?
Ans: The center lane position

Q. While passing a row of parked cars, you see a drive in one of the parked vehicles. What should you do?
Ans: Beep your horn to let the drive know you’re there

Q. On a paved road, sand and gravel are most likely to collect where?
Ans: Along the sides of the road

Q. When riding in a group, is it a good idea to pair up?
Ans: No, never pair up when riding with a group. A motorcycle requires a full lane width to operate properly

Q. If you are riding in a group and need to pass the vehicle in front of you:
Ans: pass one rider at a time

Q. What can cause the engine to seize?
Ans: Being low on oil

Q. When crossing railroad tracks, what’s the minimum angle you should cross at?
Ans: 45 degrees minimum

 

California Motorcycle Permit Test Questions and Answers – Miscellaneous Exercises

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Q. Where should hands be in relation to elbows?
Ans: Hands even with, or below elbows

Q. What happens if you’re riding too fast for the gear you shift down to?
Ans: Could cause the rear wheel to skid

Q. What happens if you apply too much brake on a corner
Ans: Because traction is split between turning and breaking it could cause you to skid and fall over

Q. What should you never EVER do to the front break?
Ans: Grab it

Q. 4 steps for taking a curve properly?
Ans:
– Slow down right before the turn
– Look through the turn with only head
– Press on the handle grips and lean inside
– Roll on the throttle VERY gradually through the turn

Q. What to do in slow tight turns?
Ans: Remain straight and only lean the MC

Q. Why do you centralize weight on a MC?
Ans: Because it makes it more stable/easier to maneuver

Q. What is dragging the rear brake?
Ans: Using rear brake to control bike speed and maintain stability

Q. When out riding what is the best action you can take for protection?
Ans: Maintain a cushion of space all around you

Q. What does space cushion do for you?
Ans: Time to react and maneuver to safety

Q. What protects your lane from other drivers?
Ans: Proper lane position

Q. What helps avoid wind blasts from other vehicles?
Ans: Proper lane position

Q. Generally what is the best lane position?
Ans: The one that maximized space cushion and visibility

Q. When do the painted strips in the center of the road become an issue for MC traction?
Ans: When they become wet

Q. When should you maintain a minimum 3 second follow distance?
Ans:
– Road is slippery
– Cannot see vehicle ahead
– Traffic is heavy
– Night time

Q. Where should you stop behind vehicles?
Ans: Well behind, to allow you an escape route forward

Q. Where should you ride when behind a vehicle? (Assuming no other hazards, visibility issues, etc.)
Ans: In a position where that driver can see you in his mirrors

Q. Which lane is generally best for visibility?
Ans: Center lane

Q. Best lane when someone is passing by?
Ans: Center lane

Q. Why is the center lane the best lane when other vehicles pass you?
Ans: Allows more room for error, and wind blasts from large vehicles

Q. What lane position is very bad when attempting to allow someone to pass?
Ans: Portion of the lane that would invite them to share the lane with you as they pass

Q. Lane Splitting is also known as…
Ans:
– Lane Filtering
– White-lining

Q. 4 reasons why MC needs a full lane to operate safely?
Vehicles ahead could:
Ans:
– Suddenly turn
– Suddenly change into your lane
– Open a door
– Put a hand out the window

Q. If you see a merging highway ramp as you’re riding in the furthest right lane, what 3 things should you consider doing?
Ans:
– Change to another lane if one is open
– If not, give them plenty of space
– Stay in the center of your lane

Q. Name a situation on the freeway where cars may not notice you?
Ans: When you’re in the furthest right lane and the cars are merging on. They may not see you.

Q. What does SEE stand for?
Ans:
– Search
– Evaluate
– Execute

Q. What is the search part of SEE?
Ans: To actively search in all directions

Q. What is the Evaluate part of SEE?
Ans: Evaluate potential hazards before they affect you

Q. It is important to know the, , and _ a hazard may be moving
Ans: It is important to know the SPEED, DISTANCE, and DIRECTION the hazard is moving

Q. What is the Execute part of SEE?
Ans:
– Communicate presence
– Adjust speed
– Adjust lane position

Q. How should you handle 2 hazards differently than 3 hazards?
Ans:
– 2 hazards should be handled separately
– 3 hazards, you should weigh the consequences of each

Q. Name 4 common high risk areas
Ans:
– Intersection
– Shopping areas
– Schools
– Construction zones

Q. What should you do in high risk areas to reduce reaction time?
Ans: Cover the clutch and both brake levers

Q. What percent of MC / passenger vehicle collisions are caused by other drivers violating the right of way?
Ans: 50%

Q. Is eye contact a good way to determine if a driver sees you?
Ans: No, eye contact means nothing

Q. 2 most common ways other vehicles violate your right of way?
Ans:
– Left turns
– Vehicles on side streets pulling into your lane

Q. If a vehicle can enter your path __
Ans: assume it will

Q. As you approach an intersection which lane position should you choose?
Ans: The one that provides best visibility

Q. When passing parked vehicles what lane position should you be in and why?
Ans: Left to avoid doors opening, drivers getting out, or people stepping into road from between vehicles

Q. How should you park roadside?
Ans: 45 to 90 deg with wheel or fender touching the curb

Q. What type of vehicles appear further away, and appear to be traveling slower than they are?
Ans: Smaller vehicles

Q. Body is __ the visible surface area of the rider/MC unit
Ans: Body is half the visible surface area of the rider/MC unit

Q. An MC with its light on is how much more likely to be noticed by other vehicles?
Ans: Twice as likely to be noticed

Q. What can you do to the MC to make it more visible during the day?
Ans: Turn high beams on during the day

Q. When foggy you should use your?
Ans: Low beams

Q. On the highway how long should you signal before changing lanes?
Ans: Minimum of 5 seconds

Q. When entering the freeway should you use your turn signal?
Ans: Yes, makes you easier to see

Q. What might happen if you forget to turn your signal off?
Ans: Driver could pull directly into your path

Q. Is a brake light on a motorcycle or passenger vehicle more noticeable?
Ans: Vehicle

Q. When slowing down how can you improve chance of other drivers seeing you?
Ans: Flash break lights before slowing down

Q. Tight fast turn off a high-speed highway you should do what right before slowing down?
Ans: Flash brake lights

Q. What are convex mirrors?
Ans: Mirrors that offer a wider view behind

Q. Will convex mirrors make a vehicle behind seem closer or further away?
Ans: Further away

Q. When making a lane change on a road with several lanes what lane should you check before switching lanes?
Ans: The one next to you, and the far lane because a driver in that lane may drive into the space you plan to take

Q. Is an MC or Vehicle horn louder?
Ans: Vehicle horn

Q. What should your follow distance be at night?
Ans: Minimum of 3 seconds

Q. Should you reduce your speed at night?
Ans: Yes

Q. When should you not use your high beams?
Ans: At night when approaching or following a vehicle

Q. 2 critical skills in collision avoidance?
Ans:
-Knowing when and how to stop
-Knowing when and how to swerve

Q. Most collisions involve riders who did these 3 things incorrectly
Ans:
– Underbrake front brake, and overbrake rear
– Did not separate braking from swerving
– Did not swerve when appropriate

Q. When quick stopping do you apply front or rear brake?
Ans: Both brakes at the same time

Q. What do you do if the front wheel locks?
Ans:
-Release the front brake and reapply it firmly
-Gently press down on rear brake light to lighter

Q. Can you safely steer with a rear-locked wheel?
Ans: Yes, when on surfaces with good traction

Q. How do you quick stop in a curve?
Ans:
– Straighten MC
– Brake

Q. How do you quick stop in a curve during a lean?
Ans: Reduce lean angle while increasing brake pressure until straight and completely stopped then square handlebars

Q. When to brake while performing a swerve?
Ans: Before or after, never during

Q. Shaded curves do what when it’s cold out?
Ans: Keep ice from melting and moisture from evaporating

Q. When road is wet which lane position can be a hazard?
Ans: Center lane because that’s where most oil, anti-freeze, and other vehicle fluids collect

Q. When it’s wet or raining where do dirt and gravel collect?
Ans: On the sides of the road

Q. Are wet leaves just as slippery as wet road surfaces?
Ans: Yes

Q. 5 steps to riding in snow or ice
Ans:
– Keep MC straight
– Go slow
– Consider letting feet skim surface
– Keep off brakes
– Squeeze clutch and coast

Q. What is the proper way to ride over a pavement seam or railroad/trolley track?
Ans: Ride over at 45deg else the seam may carry you into another lane

Q. Why should you never edge over a pavement seam or railroad/trolley track?
Ans: Because your tire could catch and throw you off balance

Q. When riding over grooves and gratings when should you zig zag across?
Ans: Never, ride straight across

Q. If MC weaving while riding over groove or grating what should you do?
Ans: Continue riding straight and looking ahead

Q. What effects will you feel if you have a flat rear tire?
Ans: Swaying and jerking of the MC

Q. If either tires go flat while driving what should you do?
Ans:
– Keep straight
– Gradually apply brake of tire that isn’t flat

Q. What should you try if you have a stuck throttle?
Ans: Twisting it back and forth may free it

Q. 3 reasons most wobbles occur?
Ans:
– Improper loading
– Unsuitable accessories
– Incorrect tire pressure

Q. Can you accelerate out of a wobble? Why not?
Ans: No, that will make the MC more unstable

Q. How do you handle a wobble?
Ans:
-grip handlebars firmly do not fight wobble
-push bodyweight forward and down

Q. A chain slip or break could do what to the MC?
Ans: Lock the rear wheels and cause a skid

Q. What does engine locking & freezing usually mean?
Ans: Low on oil

Q. What does a loss of engine power, or change in engine sound usually mean?
Ans: Engine overheating

Q. How to fix engine overheating?
Ans: Add oil and let engine cool off before restarting

Q. If debris hits you visor smudging it what should you do?
Ans: Keep hands on handlebars and eyes on road, pull off and stop to fix when safe

Q. How should a passenger sit?
Ans:
– Feet firmly planted on footrests at all times
– Hands holding waist, hips, or belt
– Sit as far forward as possible without crowding
– Move body in line with what you do, and look over your shoulder in direction of turns
– On starts and stops tighten the hold

Q. Heavier passengers will cause the MC to?
Ans:
-Ride slower
-Slow sooner

Q. If carrying passenger you should do what 2 things?
Ans:
-Increase space cushion
-Wait for larger gaps to cross, enter, or merge traffic

Q. What happens if you mount a load behind the rear axle?
Ans: Affects turns and brakes, could cause MC to wobble

Q. 2 reasons why a smaller group of MCs better than a large group?
Ans:
-Easier for cars to get around you
-Group won’t be separated as easily

Q. If a group is larger than 5 riders what should you do?
Ans: Divide it into two groups

Q. In a group where should beginners go?
Ans: up front

Q. What is the best formation for riding in a group?
Ans: Staggered

Q. What is the staggered formation?
Ans: The leader rides left portion of lane, 2nd rider to the right, and so on, all staggered by 2 seconds

Q. When should the group change to single line formation?
Ans: curves, turns, entering/leaving highways

Q. When can a MC ride on a bicycle path, hiking trail, or recreational trail?
Ans: When the trail is next to a road or granted by local law

Q. How does the MC handbook define a MC?
Ans: Motor vehicle with a seat or saddle designed to travel on not more than 3 wheels

Q. What is a motor-driven cycle?
Ans: 150cc or less

Q. What is a Moped or Motorized Bicycle?
Ans: 2 or 3 wheel device no faster than 30mph with pedals for human propulsion

Q. What is an electric bike?
Ans: Bike is equipped with pedals and a motor of fewer than 750 watts

Q. Which 3 types of bikes can an M2 licensee operate?
Ans:
– motorized bicycle
– moped
– motorized scooter

Q. Class C licensees may operate what 3 types of bikes?
Ans:
– MC w/ sidecar
– Trike
– Motorized scooter

Q. M1/M2 instruction permit has what 3 restrictions?
Ans:
– No passengers
– No freeway
– No night time

Q. Which injuries account for the majority of serious and fatal MC injuries?
Ans: Head injuries

Q. Most collisions happen on strips less than _ miles long
Ans: Most collisions happen on strips less than 5 miles long

Q. How fast are most riders riding when a collision happens?
Ans: Less than 30mph

Q. When riding less than 30mph a DOT helmet can cut the number and severity of injuries by __%
Ans: 50%

Q. How much more likely are you to survive a head injury while wearing a DOT-compliant helmet?
Ans: Wearing a DOT-compliant motorcycle safety helmet you are 3x more likely to survive a head injury

Q. When can you wear a headset or items in each ear?
Ans: Never, unless they are specifically designed to reduce harmful noise levels

Q. Can wind cause hearing loss?
Ans: yes

Q. What type of jackets offer the most protection?
Ans: Leather or sturdy synthetics with integrated body armor

Q. Street legal MC must have
Ans:
– Tires w/ sufficient tread and air pressure
– Functioning headlights, tail-lights, brake lights, and turn signals
– Front/rear brakes
– Horn
– Mirror

Q. Half of all collisions occur by MC riders that have been riding less than?
Ans: Less than 6 months

Q. How often should you check wheels, cables, fasteners, and fluid levels?
Ans: Once a week

Q. How far ahead should you be looking?
Ans: 10 to 15 seconds ahead

Q. What should your follow distance be when the road is slippery?
Ans: Minimum of 3 seconds

Q. What should your follow distance be when you cannot see the vehicle ahead?
Ans: Minimum of 3 seconds

Q. What should your follow distance be when traffic is heavy?
Ans: Minimum of 3 seconds

Q. Give five reasons why motorcycling is more risky than driving a car.
Ans:
– More vulnerable
– Maneuvers are more dangerous
– Have to balance.
– Skids and spins
– Exposed to wind and rain

Q. What does it mean to “accept your responsibility”?
Ans: Choose to ride within your limits every single time

Q. What five items make up Rider Readiness?
Ans:
– Mentally readiness (focused unimpaired distraction-free)
– Physical Readiness (rested, healthy, free of stress/impairments)
– Proper riding gear
– Understanding your abilities and limitations
– Knowledge of the riding conditions (road and weather etc.)
– Motorcycle in good condition and awareness of your motorcycle’s capabilities & limitations

Q. What are the three benefits of wearing apparel specifically designed for motorcycling?
Ans:
-Comfort
-Concentration
-Safety

Q. What is the difference between retro-reflective and reflective?
Ans:
– Retro reflective reflects the light back to the source.
– Reflective can reflect in any direction.

Q. Why aren’t ordinary glasses or sunglasses sufficient eye protection?
Ans:
– Not impact resistant (not shatter proof)
– Not secured

Q. What three items should you consider when shopping for riding gear?
Ans:
-Increases:
-Comfort
-Protection
-Visibility

Q. Where do you find the recommended maintenance schedule for your
motorcycle?
Ans: Motorcycle Owners Manual (MOM)

Q. What are the five primary controls and where is each located?
Ans:
– Throttle
– Clutch lever
– Gearshift lever
– Front brake lever
– Rear brake pedal

Q. What is the purpose of the engine cut-off switch and where is it located?
Ans:
– Shuts off engine.
– Right handgrip.

Q. What must you remember when using your motorcycle turn signal?
Ans: -Does not self-cancel

Q. What is ONE-C?
Ans:
– O = ignition/fuel turn ON
– N = Neutral
– E = Engine cut-off switch to on
– C = Clutch pull-in and press the starter button

Q. How do you use the friction zone?
Ans: Uses minor clutch slipping to ease power to wheels – SMOOTHLY let the clutch out until you feel power start to deliver to the rear wheels and ease on the gas as you smoothly let the clutch slip out the rest of the way

Q. Describe three components of good riding posture.
Ans:
– Sitting up
– Neutral

Q. What are the four steps to turning?
Ans:
– Speed, Position, Aim, Steer (Course)
– Slow, look, press, roll (DMV)

Q. Why is the “aim” step important?
Ans: Because your likely to ride where you look and aim.

Q. What does lifting or pressing on the shift lever accomplish?
Ans: Change gears

Q. Which brake provides more stopping power? How much does it provide?
Ans: Front, 70%

Q. How should you release the clutch when downshifting?
Ans: Slowly – SMOOTHLY

Q. What five items can you improve your visibility to other traffic?
Ans:
– Wearing bright-colored gear.
– Wear reflectivity.
– Drive with headlights on.
– Flash brake lights when stopped
– Signal well in advance

Q. What is the 20-second visual lead?
Ans: Look ahead to scan your path for potential dangers ahead – situational awareness

Q. What two words best describe scanning?
Ans:
– Aggressive
– Purposeful

Q. What is the recommended minimum following distance?
Ans:
-Two seconds

Q. What four items should you consider when choosing a lane position?
Ans:
– Visibility
– Line-of-sight
– Space cushion
– Escape route

Q. What is S.I.P.D.E?
Ans:
– S=Scan ahead
– I=Identify vehicles, people, hazards
– P=Predict hazard will do
– D=Decide what you are going to do
– E=Execute plan

Q. How does S.I.P.D.E help make you an expert rider?
Ans: By learning to anticipate and act on hazards

Q. Where do most multi-vehicle collisions occur?
Ans: Intersections

Q. What is a head check?
Ans: Looking over shoulder prior to changing lanes or turning

Q. What can you do to reduce reaction time in hazardous situations?
Ans: Use SIPDE

Q. How do you know if you are overriding your headlight?
Ans: Unable to see and react to hazards past your headlight field

Q. What are the leading causes of single-vehicle crashes?
Ans: Failure to negotiate turns.

Q. At what point should you turn toward the apex?
Ans: After you’ve entered the outside of the turn.

Q. How do you link turns smoothly?
Ans:
– Use a late apex line.
– Start outside, aim towards apex as soon as you see exit of turn, then towards outside for next turn.

Q. When should you turn your head for cornering?
Ans: As soon as you can see your target.

Q. How is the front brake applied to stop quickly in a straight line?
Ans: Smooth, firm and with increasing pressure.

Q. How is the rear brake applied to stop quickly in a straight line?
Ans: Light to lighter pressure.

Q. What two methods are the quickest way to stop in a curve?
Ans:
– Straighten, then brake.
– Braking in a lean.

Q. When braking in a lean, what is important to remember?
Ans: The more friction used in the lean, the less traction available for braking.

Q. What should you always avoid while swerving?
Ans: Braking

Q. Where should you look when crossing obstacles?
Ans: Ahead, forecast your path of travel.

Q. What approach angle is recommended when crossing obstacles?
Ans: 90 degrees

Q. What indicates a potential change in roadway traction?
Ans: Shiny surfaces.

Q. How should you ride across low-traction surfaces?
Ans:
– Slow down
– Decrease lean angle.

Q. What should you do if you come upon deer alongside the roadway?
Ans:
– Slow down
– Anticipate more

Q. What should you do if you suspect your sidestand will sink into the parking surface?
Ans: Place flat object underneath kickstand.

Q. How do daily events affect Rider Readiness?
Ans: Decrease your ability to concentrate.

Q. What are three examples of impairment?
Ans:
– Alcohol
– Medications
– Fatigue

Q. What percentage of rider fatalities are alcohol related?
Ans: 52%

Q. How does riding under the influence affect the SIPDE process?
Ans: -Decreases your ability to concentrate and reason.

Q. What are three ways of intervening to prevent a friend from driving under the influence?
Ans:
– Stop serving
– Time and food
– Take the keys

Q. When should you consider carrying a passenger?
Ans: After much experience driving solo.

Q. How should the passenger be dressed?
Ans: Same as rider, full safety gear.

Q. What instructions do you give to your passenger and when?
Ans:
– Before the first ride
– Notify when you mount or dismount.
– Hold on to the waist.
– Look over your shoulder in direction of turn.
– No sudden weight shifts.

Q. Where do you find the maximum load capacity for your motorcycle?
Ans: -Motorcycle owners manual.

Q. What two items should you adjust if you are carrying loads?
Ans:
– Tire pressure
– Suspension

Q. Where should you carry heavier items?
Ans:
– Low
– Ahead of rear axle

Q. How do you calculate the following distance in a staggered formation?
Ans: Two seconds off the leaders rear tire.

Q. What four conditions when group riding should you move to a single file?
Ans:
– Passing
– Entering, exiting
– Approaching corners
– Limited visibility

Q. What is the maximum recommended number of riders in a group?
Ans: Five

Q. Where in the formation should the least experienced rider be?
Ans: Right behind leader

Q. What is a primary cause of tire failure?
Ans: Underinflated tires

Q. Where do you find information about proper tire pressure?
Ans: Motorcycle owners manual

Q. How can you shift without using the clutch?
Ans: Match road speed with RPPM

Q. If you experience a wobble, what three things should you do?
Ans:
– Look ahead
– Hold handlebars firmly
– Ease off throttle

Q. What are some ways that long-distance riding can lead to riding impaired?
Ans: -Weather and long hours can cause fatigue

Q. How can you be prepared for long-distance riding?
Ans:
– Rest frequently
– Mechanically sound bike
– Plan

Q. How does cold/hypothermia impair you?
Ans: Decreases alertness and ability to analyze

Q. How does heat/dehydration impair you?
Ans: Decreases alertness and ability to analyze

Q. How can you stay cool, hydrated and protected?
Ans: Cooling vest or wet shirt with vents open.

Q. How soon and how far to signal before a turn?
Ans: Five seconds or 100 feet.

Q. If you have not triggered a light sensor, when can you proceed?
Ans: After two light cycles

Q. What is the minimum vehicle insurance coverage in California?
Ans:
– $15,000 for injury or death of one person;
– $30,000 for injury or death of two or more people; and
– $5,000 for property damage.

Q. What do the double double yellow lines mean?
Ans: Barrier, no driving.

Q. What is the difference between a Class M1 and M2 endorsement?
Ans: Class M1—You may operate any two-wheel motorcycle, motor-driven cycle or motorized scooter and all vehicles listed under

Ans: Class M2—You may operate any motorized bicycle, moped or a bicycle with an attached motor or motorized scooter.

Q. What is the maximum speed when towing?
Ans: 55 miles per hour

Q. Are motorcycles allowed to be in the carpool/HOV lanes?
Ans: Yes

Q. Lane splitting should be done in what lane numbers?
Ans: Between the number one lane and number two lane.

Q. What are the 5 locations where the electronic toll transponder can be placed?
Ans:
– Pocket.
– Tank bag.
– License plate device.
– Other storage compartments.
– On the windshield.

Q. You cannot park within how many feet of a fire hydrant?
Ans: 15 ft.

Q. When two vehicles arrive at an intersection, who has the right of way?
Ans: The vehicle on the right.

Q. Stop vehicle within go many feet of a crosswalk?
Ans: Five

Q. White Parking Zone
Ans: Passengers or mail

Q. Green parking zone
Ans: Temporary parking

Q. Yellow parking zone
Ans: Passengers or freight.

Q. When being passed, what section of the lane should you drive in?
Ans: Center.

Q. Which vehicle has the right of way, uphill traveling vehicle or downhill traveling vehicle?
Ans: Uphill traveling vehicle has the right of way.

Q. Penalty for evading police pursuit?
Ans: One year or less in jail.

Q. D.U.I. blood alcohol for adults and minors?
Ans:
– Adult: .08%
– Minors under 21 years old: .01%

Q. How loud can exhaust be in California?
Ans: 88 decibels

Q. When changing lanes, what should you do? (ACRONYM)
Ans:
– SMOG-C
– Signal
– Mirror
– Over the shoulder
– Go
– Cancel Signal

Q. What is the max speed of most highways?
Ans: 65 mph

Q. Can you legally always drive the speed limit?
Ans: No, the law says NEVER faster than is safe for conditions

Q. Where can you legally mount phones/com devices?
Ans: In a car, anywhere but the middle -> on a motorcycle, as long as it’s not blocking the instrument cluster/panel!

Q. How much money does damage from accidents/injury need to exceed to require a report? When that happens who do you report it to? How many days do you have to report it?
Ans: When accident damage exceeds $1k you need to report it to the DMV within 10 days

Q. What kind of tests are permitted during DUI stops for hemophiliacs or persons taking anticoagulants?
Ans: Chemical Urine tests

Q. What are the different kinds of DUI test you can get when being stopped?
Ans: Field sobriety test, chemical urine test, blood test, breathalyzer, remember ALL OF THE ABOVE

Q. What’s the speed limit when driving near a school or where children are crossing the street?
Ans: 25 mph

Q. Children under what age may not be left unattended in a vehicle?
Ans: 6 years of age

Q. How many times more dangerous is driving a motorcycle than a car?
Ans: 38 times more dangerous

Q. What percentage of motorcycle accidents result in injury?
Ans: 80% of motorcycle accidents result in injury

Q. What functions of the brain does fear interrupt?
Ans: Frontal lobes – logic, planning, judgment, skill, fight or flight take over and you lose good judgment abilities

Q. How do we manage fear?
Ans: Accept whatever is happening is what is normal and should be happening. We manage fear through knowledge and skill, and practice (muscle memory)

Q. How do you know what type of bike to choose?
Ans: Choose a bike for your style of riding and goals. Get a bike that you are able to move around, balance, and hopefully not drop. (probably a lighter bike to start). Able to reach and operate controls. Your feet can touch the ground. Adjust the Handlebars, brakes, gearshift lever, and clutch lever if it’s possible on your bike for a more ideal fit

Q. What are the 6 qualities of good riding gear?
Ans:
– Protects against injury, wind, flying debris, dirt, rocks, etc.
– Improve concentration and safety
– Improves comfort for all riding conditions
– Reflective for night riding (retro-reflective ideally)
– Abrasion-resistant materials
– Protective armor (pants and jacket)

Q. What are the 5 main benefits of wearing a helmet?
Ans:
– Protect your head and brain against injury
– Protects hearing and vision
– Reduces exposure to weather and debris
– Increase visibility with bright colors/reflective
– Does not limit peripheral vision

Q. What are the 3 helmet standards worldwide for safety? List them in order of increasing safety
Ans:
– DOT (Department of Transportation)
– Snell Memorial Foundation
– U.N. Economic Commission for Europe

Q. What are the 4 types/styles of helmets? List them in decreasing order of safety (safest first)
Ans:
– Full-face helmets
– Modular Helmets
– Three-quarter shell helmet
– Half-Shell Helmet

Q. In an accident, what area of the helmet is the most likely to be impacted?
Ans: The chin

Q. How do helmets work? What role does the outer and inner shell play during an accident?
Ans: Outer shell resists penetration and distributes the energy of impact and the inner shell absorbs energy during the impact.

Q. If you drop or compress the inner liner of your helmet, how many more times can you use it?
Ans: Zero times, get a new helmet

Q. What two compounds should you not expose your helmet to?
Ans: Petroleum products or aerosols. If you are at the gas station leave your helmet on – don’t expose it to the vapors of gas

Q. What’s the benefit of wearing earplugs while riding?
Ans: blocks wind noise which improves your comfort and concentration. Won’t impair your ability to hear traffic

Q. What are the three benefits of a face shield and goggles
Ans:
– Impact and penetration resistant
– Protects against exposure
– Provides comfort and improves vision

Q. What are 4 benefits of wearing gloves?
Ans:
– Protect hands from elements
– Reduces vibration
– Protects against abrasion and other injury in a crash
– Improves grip

Q. What’s the benefit of wearing motorcycle boots? What do they protect your ankles and feet from?
Protect ankles and feet from:
Ans:
– Elements
– Hot and sharp parts
– Injury in a crash
– Rubber soles and low heels improve your grip and control

Q. Rider wearing any over the ankle boot were what percentage less likely to have an injury to their feet or ankles?
Ans: 53%

Q. What’s the protective benefit of motorcycle jackets, pants, and boots?
Ans:
– Reduce exposure to wind, weather, and debris
– Improves your visibility of you to other drivers
– Vented and weather tight for temperature control
– Warmer in the cold weather
– Cooler in the hot weather
– Improves concentration
– Reduces injury and abrasion

Q. High-quality armor can reduce impact energy by as much as?
Ans: 70%

Q. Riders wearing body armor were what percentage LESS likely to have open wound injuries during an accident?
Ans: 73%

Q. What three (3) weather-dependent ailments can proper equipment help manage/prevent?
Ans:
– Dehydration
– Heat injuries
– Hypothermia

Q. How can you dress to increase visiblity?
Ans:
– Retro-reflective material (NOT reflective)
– Bright colors!

Q. What does a pre-ride check include?
Ans:
– Tires
– Check controls
– Electrics (indicator lights, headlight, brakes etc.)
– Fluids (Everything up to the fill line and doesn’t look like muck)
– Drive chain (check that the chain or drive is in good repair

Q. On a tire you will find an oval with 4 digits. What do the digits mean exactly?
Ans: They define the expiration date. The first two digits is the week, and the 2nd two digits represent the year the tire was manufactured in

Q. What’s the maximum tire lifetime regardless of miles driven?
Ans: sportbike tires are 2 years, sport touring 3 years, tour, standard and cruiser is 4 years

Q. What are the 6 main primary controls on a motorcycle?
Ans:
– Throttle
– Clutch lever
– Gearshift lever
– Front brake lever
– Rear brake pedal
– Handlebars

Q. Where is the engine cutoff switch?
Ans: Right handlebar

Q. When coming to a stop to park your motorcycle, what’s the first thing you should do? What’s the second thing?
Ans:
– First, hit your engine kill switch with your right thumb
– Secondly, turn off your ignition

Q. Where is the fuel supply valve located?
Ans: left side of a motorcycle

Q. Where is the choke located?
Ans: left side of a motorcycle

Q. What 3 controls are on the left handlebar of your motorcycle?
Ans:
– High Beam/Low Beam
– Turn Signal
– Horn

Q. Where is your engine start button? How long do you need to hold it down?
Ans: Right side of the handlebar, hold it until you hear the engine has started

Q. What are the 6 steps for mounting your motorcycle?
Ans:
– Approach from the left side only
– Grip the handlebars and squeeze the front brake
– Mount the motorcycle from the left side
– Sit and straighten the motorcycle
– Raise side stand
– Adjust mirrors

Q. What are the 5 steps for dismounting your motorcycle (after killing your engine and turning off your ignition)?
Ans:
– Sidestand down
– Lean bike onto side stand
– Squeeze front brake
– Dismount
– Turn handlebars towards side stand

Q. What method do you use to start your motorcycle? (think acronym)
ONE-C
Ans:
– O = ignition/fuel turn ON
– N = Neutral
– E = Engine cut-off switch to on
– C = Clutch pull-in and press starter button

Q. What are the three steps to stopping any engine?
Ans:
– Engine cut-off switch
– Ignition off
– Fuel supply valve to off (if not fuel injected)

Q. What is the friction zone?
Area of the clutch travel where the power is first transmitted from the engine to the rear wheel

Q. What comprises a good riding position?
Ans:
– Head and eyes up and forward
– Shoulders relaxed
– Arms slightly bent
– Left hand covering the clutch
– Right wrist low
– Knees against the tank (squeezing it)
– Rest the balls of your feet on the footpegs

Q. What’s the basic upshift procedure? Roll – Squeeze – Lift – Ease – Roll
Ans:
– Roll off the throttle
– Squeeze in the clutch
– Lift up on the gear shift lever
– Ease out the clutch smoothly
– Roll back on the throttle

Q. What’s the basic downshift procedure?
Ans:
– Roll-squeeze-press-ease
– Roll off the throttle
– Squeeze in the clutch
– Down on gear shift lever
– Ease out clutch

Q. If you need to stop your motorcycle (stoplight, intersection, etc.), what’s the basic procedure?
Ans:
– Keep eyes up and ahead
– Roll off the throttle
– Squeeze clutch
– Apply both front and rear brakes
– Downshift to first
– Left foot down first

Q. Front brakes produce what percentage of your stopping power?
Ans: 70%

Q. What acronym do we use for turning and describe its use?
Ans:
– Speed
– Accelerate, decelerate, maintain throttle
– Do not squeeze the clutch or use brakes in turn,
– Position
– Body, lane, traffic, group
– Lean your shoulders into the turn
– Traffic = adjust for traffic
– Group = adjust for the group
– Aim
– Look, Plan, Connect the Dots
– Look as far as you can into the turn and stay, plan your path
– Turn
– Steering, leaning
– Steer with handlebars and lean
– Push in the direction you want to go

Q. What is counterbalancing and when should you use it?
Ans: Counterbalance – lean away when going slower

Q. What is countersteering and when should you use it?
Ans: Countersteering – lean in when going faster

Q. Crash research shows that motorcyclists who get into crashes fail to do what 5 things?
Ans:
– Actively Scan for hazards
– Command attention
– Communicate presence and intentions
– Detect motorists
– Anticipate right-of-way violations

Q. What are 5 ways you can command and communicate your presence on the road as a motorcyclist?
Ans:
– Bright and Reflective Clothing
– Headlights
– Signals
– Brake light (flash before stopping if appropriate)
– Horn

Q. What two adjectives would describe HOW WE SCAN/SEARCH?
Ans: Aggressive and Purposeful

Q. What is target fixation and how do we avoid it?
Ans:
Intense focus on an object causes awareness of other objects to diminish. We tend to move towards what we are trying to avoid. We can avoid this by keeping your head on a swivel and keeping your focus on your objective, not what we’re trying to avoid

Q. Situations with a 10-second path of travel require what?
Ans: Immediate response. AGGRESSIVELY scan for situations 10 seconds ahead of you.

Q. What are the 5 factors that determine a good lane position?
Ans:
– Pick a lane that allows you to:
– See and be seen
– Maintain a space cushion
– Maintain an escape route
– Protect your lane (don’t let cars come into your lane
– Avoid surface hazards (debris, potholes etc.)

 

About California Motorcycle Test

If you want to ride a motorcycle in California, you’ll need to pass a motorcycle safety course and get a license from the California DMV. The best way to prepare for the motorcycle test is to take a certified training course. Once you’ve completed the training and received your license, you’ll be able to hit the open road and enjoy all that California has to offer.

CA Motorcycle Manual PDF

To get started, you’ll need to find a motorcycle safety course that’s offered in your area. The California Highway Patrol (CHP) offers a number of approved courses throughout the state. You can also check with your local motorcycle dealerships or search online for other options. Once you’ve found a course that meets your needs, you’ll need to register and pay the fees.

Once you’ve completed the motorcycle safety course, you’ll be ready to take the DMV-administered motorcycle test. This test consists of a written exam and a skills test. The written exam will cover topics such as road signs, traffic laws, and safe riding techniques. The skills test will assess your ability to operate a motorcycle safely. You’ll need to pass both the written exam and the skills test in order to receive your license.

After you’ve passed the motorcycle test, you’ll be issued a license that allows you to ride anywhere. Remember, however, that you must always wear a helmet and follow all traffic laws. By taking the time to prepare for the motorcycle test and getting your license, you’ll be able to enjoy the freedom and excitement of riding a motorcycle in California.

 

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