Motorcycle safety courses - When you take a motorcycle safety course, you will get a course certificate. If you bring this certificate to a DriveTest centre, within six months, you do not need to take the M1 road test – you move directly to the next level (M2). You also will be able to take the second road test sooner, after 18 months instead of the standard 22. Taking an approved training program may entitle you to an insurance discount.


Motorcycle M1 Quiz - Rules 1

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Question 1
Staggered formations are appropriate on an open area of the road but should be replaced by single lines when…
A
The motorcyclist is drawing close to a bridge.
B
The motorcyclist is about to enter or leave a freeway, and also during curves and turns in the road.
C
The motorcyclist is drawing close to a tunnel.
D
When driving on the freeway at a speed of 80 km/h or more.
Question 1 Explanation: 
Driving alongside another motorcyclist in such a situation has to be avoided. If there is any unexpected object on the road or there is another vehicle in the front there will be no room to move into/ maneuver in order to avoid.
Question 2
While reducing the motorcycle speed or coming to a stop, what should the motorcyclist do?
A
Applying only the front brakes.
B
Ensure downshifting after stopping.
C
Remember to downshift while decreasing the speed.
D
Lean oneself to the left.
Question 2 Explanation: 
It is important to apply both sets of brakes to decrease the speed and come to a stop properly.
Question 3
Before making a left turn from a one-way traffic street, you should be
A
Close to the right-hand side of the roadway.
B
Close to the left-hand side of the roadway.
C
Does not matter, provided you signal and no other traffic is present.
D
Close to the centre line of the roadway.
Question 4
If a motorcyclist spots a slippery patch on the road ahead, what should the reaction be?
A
The motorcyclist should slow down as much as possible before reaching the spot.
B
The motorcyclist should raise the speed while passing through the spot.
C
The motorcyclist should make an effort to maintain the speed and keep it even while driving through the slippery surface.
D
The motorcyclist should apply the brakes with force and downshift at the same time.
Question 4 Explanation: 
Slippery surfaces on the road can be dangerous because they change the traction of the motorcycle and raise the possibilities of skidding and falling.
Question 5
What is the significance of obtaining a Safety Standards Certificate when purchasing a used motorcycle?
A
It is legally needed for attaching plates to the vehicle and for driving the motorcycle.
B
None of the above
C
It can be needed after the 2-year mark where all vehicles are required to undergo a safety test.
D
It can be needed after the 5-year mark where all vehicles are required to undergo a safety test.
Question 5 Explanation: 
The Ministry of Transportation authorizes inspection stations to examine and verify motorcycles. The Safety Standards Certificate is documented proof that the vehicle has passed the inspection. Post inspection, the certificate is considered applicable for 36 days.
Question 6
What is the purpose served by the throttle control?
A
It displays the number of revolutions undergone by the engine per minute.
B
It plays a role in managing the rear brakes.
C
Along with the clutch, it plays a role in influencing the speed.
D
It plays a role in controlling the gears of the motorcycle.
Question 6 Explanation: 
The throttle is located on the right handgrip and helps control the speed of the motorcycle. It works in tandem with the clutch, which is located on the left handgrip. The throttle, when twisted inward towards the rider, releases fuel flow to the engine.
Question 7
On passing the Level 1 road test while using a limited speed motorcycle, what category of licence does one receive?
A
One receives an M2 licence with both an M and an L condition.
B
One receives an M2 licence.
C
One receives an M2 licence with an M condition.
D
One receives an M2 licence with an L condition.
Question 7 Explanation: 
The category of the vehicle influences the type of licence one receives. Passing a Level 1 road test with a limited speed motorcycle or a moped will result in an M2 licence with the L condition.
Question 8
Which of the following statements is FALSE regarding the M2 licence condition?
A
One can drive with the licence at any time during the day and night.
B
One is allowed to carry passengers (this does not apply to mopeds).
C
None of the above
D
One’s blood alcohol level must be between 0.00 and 0.05.
Question 8 Explanation: 
Do not drive your motorcycle if you have been drinking alcohol.
Question 9
When approaching a Yield-sign, what does the law require you to do?
A
Speed up and merge with traffic.
B
Slow down, stop if necessary, and yield right-of-way.
C
Stop, and then enter traffic quickly.
D
Stop, and then enter traffic slowly.
Question 10
Which of the following statements is FALSE with regard to the M1 licence condition?
A
One’s blood alcohol level must be between 0.00 and 0.05.
B
One should not be carrying any passengers.
C
One cannot drive on specific roads or go higher than specific speed levels.
D
One can drive the motorcycle only during the daylight hours, extending from a ½ hour prior to sunrise till a ½ hour post-sunset.
Question 10 Explanation: 
It is mandatory that a motorcyclist should not drive after having consumed alcohol. The levels of alcohol in the blood system have to be zero.
Question 11
In order to discourage others on the road from attempting to share the right lane, in what lane should the motorcyclist ride the motorcycle?
A
One should drive in the left part of the lane, also known as driving in the left tire track.
B
One should drive in the middle of the lane.
C
One should drive in the right portion of the lane.
D
One should drive in the right tire track.
Question 11 Explanation: 
Maintaining a standard blocking position is the most reliable method of discouraging other drivers from trying to share lanes. This involves driving marginally to the right or left of the lane centre where the tires of a vehicle would ordinarily pass by.
Question 12
When you are faced with a red traffic signal, and your intention is to go straight through the intersection, what must you do first?
A
Slow down, and proceed when the way is clear.
B
Stop and proceed only when the signal turns green and the intersection is clear.
C
Come to a full stop and proceed only when the intersection is clear.
D
Stop, give pedestrians the right-of-way, and then proceed with caution.
Question 13
Apart from headlights and taillights, what else ensures visibility at night?
A
All answers are correct.
B
Wearing a reflective vest or reflective strips in your jacket.
C
Wearing clothing in bright colours such as yellow, red, and orange can help.
D
Wearing a helmet.
Question 13 Explanation: 
A number of nighttime accidents occur because the motorcyclists are not visible to other drivers on the road. Bright colours and reflective gear can help counter this problem.
Question 14
Where is the front brake found on the motorcycle and how should it be used?
A
The brake is located at the left handlebar and one can apply it by pressing the lever inward towards the handgrip.
B
The brake is located at the right handlebar and one can apply it by pushing the lever away from the handgrip.
C
The brake is located at the right handlebar and one can apply it by pulling the lever towards the handgrip.
D
The brake is located at the left handlebar and one can apply it by pushing the lever away from the handgrip.
Question 14 Explanation: 
The front and rear brakes should ideally be applied together every time, even though front brakes exert greater stopping force.
Question 15
Out of the following, which is not a primary control that is important for motorcycle operation?
A
Throttle.
B
Rear brake.
C
Speedometer.
D
Shift lever.
Question 16
At what intervals should one inspect the motorcycle tires for damage, proper tread, and pressure?
A
Every single time you use the motorcycle.
B
Each month.
C
On a weekly basis.
D
Each year.
Question 16 Explanation: 
Motorcyclists are vulnerable to dangers each time they ride the bike. The tires, brakes, and lights are just few of the controls that must be inspected regularly.
Question 17
Motorcyclists should ensure that their passenger…
A
Always place both feet on the footrests, even when the motorcycle is stopped.
B
Maintain one foot on the footrest at all times.
C
Are dressed in warm clothes.
D
Avoid conversing with the motorcyclist to prevent distractions.
Question 17 Explanation: 
The pillion rider should not move needlessly and should hold onto the motorcyclist securely.
Question 18
When attending a Level 1 road test for an M2 licence, what do you need to take with you?
A
A motorcycle helmet that meets the requirements prescribed by the Highway Traffic Act.
B
If corrective eyewear is needed, one must carry glasses or contact lenses.
C
A motorcycle that is in proper working condition and fulfills all the requirements of the Ministry for the test.
D
All answers are correct.
Question 18 Explanation: 
In addition to the above things, one also needs to carry along the existing M1 licence for the Level 1 road test.
Question 19
When you pass over an article on the road or over a pothole, what is the best way of decreasing the force of the impact?
A
By sitting firmly in the seat, with the back absolutely straight.
B
Applying the brakes forcefully right when one is passing over the object/ pothole.
C
Gripping the handlebars tightly.
D
Raising up a little bit on the footrests in order to distribute the impact evenly and absorb a majority of it in the elbows and knees.
Question 19 Explanation: 
When approaching the object one should decrease the speed and maintain a firm hold on the motorcycle to ensure that it stays upright and does not turn. While raising oneself it is essential to hold the handlebar properly so that one’s hands do not slip.
Question 20
When seated on the seat of a motorcycle, at what distance from the ground should the rider’s feet be placed?
A
The rider’s toes should be at a distance of 5-10 cm/ 2-4 inches from the ground.
B
The rider’s feet should be resting flat on the ground.
C
The rider’s feet should be at a flat resting position at a distance of 2.54 cm/ 1 inch from the ground.
D
The only part of the rider’s feet touching the ground should be the toes.
Question 20 Explanation: 
It is mandatory for the motorcycle rider to ensure that the motorcycle is both secure, and comfortable. A proper size is of the essence when it comes to ensuring a safe ride every time. At the onset, you should sit on the motorcycle seat, and check if both feet reach the ground with ease and rest flat on it. If this is not the case, the motorcycle is probably the wrong size for you.
Question 21
What are the essential considerations you must fulfill if you carry a passenger?
A
The motorcycle should be equipped with footrests for the passenger.
B
Your passenger should be wearing an approved helmet.
C
All answers are correct.
D
The motorcycle seat should be large enough for both persons.
Question 21 Explanation: 
Those with an M1 licence are barred by law from carrying passengers. Documentation of the M2 level and above guarantees the mandatory experience.
Question 22
According to the Highway Traffic Act, which of the following categories is used to describe motorcycles?
A
The category with mopeds and motor tricycles.
B
The category with limited speed motorcycles and motor tricycles.
C
The category with mopeds, limited speed motorcycles, and motor tricycles.
D
The category with limited speed motorcycles and mopeds.
Question 22 Explanation: 
According to the Highway Traffic Act, mopeds are not considered to be motorcycles and in order to lawfully drive a moped on the roads, one must acquire valid plates and register the vehicle with the authorities.
Question 23
Why are the front brakes given greater importance than the rear brakes?
A
Because they supply the total stopping force.
B
Because they account for three-quarters of the stopping force.
C
Because they are easy to access.
D
Because they give one quarter of the total stopping power.
Question 23 Explanation: 
It is important to apply the brakes carefully. Incase too much pressure is applied while using the brakes the tires can get locked up and result in the motorcycle skidding.
Question 24
To be able to take along a passenger the motorcycle must…
A
Have a seat that is large enough to hold both people and also separate footrests for the passenger.
B
Have safety bars at the back.
C
Have big tires to adjust to the wobbling caused by the extra load.
D
Have a solid engine to support the weight.
Question 24 Explanation: 
The footrests allow a secure passage and without these the pillion rider can fall and even dislodge the driver.
Question 25
How does fatigue affect a motorcyclist’s skill at riding the motorcycle?
A
It helps the motorcyclist relax and unwind while driving the motorcycle.
B
In case of emergencies, it can hamper the motorcyclist’s ability to react quickly and appropriately.
C
It increases the attentiveness and concentration of the motorcyclist.
D
In case of emergencies, it helps one react quickly and properly.
Question 25 Explanation: 
Fatigue, mental strain and disturbance of any kind, and ill-health all hamper one’s judgment, concentration, and alertness. It is important not to drive while one is experiencing any of these.
Question 26
Which of the following are mandatory for legally driving a motorcycle?
A
The vehicle should have a valid licence plate attached at the back.
B
One must be 16 years of age or older.
C
All answers are correct.
D
One should have a valid M1, M2, or M certificate.
Question 26 Explanation: 
The rider should also wear a helmet at all times. The motorcycle should be registered and one should possess valid liability insurance.
Question 27
At what point can a motorcyclist take the Level 1 road test needed to acquire an M2 licence?
A
One can apply after having the M1 licence for 60 days.
B
One can apply after having the M1 licence for 90 days.
C
One can apply after having the M1 licence for 30 days.
D
One can apply after having the M1 licence for 120 days.
Question 27 Explanation: 
You need to take the test while the M1 licence is still valid, which is for 90 days from the date it was issued. Those learning at a Ministry-authorized rider training academy can take the M1 Exit test any time, but it is still mandatory to follow the Ministry timelines to apply for the test.
Question 28
Carrying cargo on a motorcycle should be avoided, but in case you have to take something along, what is the procedure to be followed?
A
The cargo should be kept on the motorcyclist’s legs and the gas tank.
B
The load should be tied to the seat and then the motorcyclist should sit on top of it.
C
The cargo should be placed in a carrier or saddle bag and should be placed evenly so that the weight is spread out properly. It is important to secure it very well.
D
The object should be secured to the gas tank.
Question 28 Explanation: 
One should never secure the cargo to the back of the seat since this changes the weight and balance of the motorcycle by changing the centre of gravity.
Question 29
What is the significance of adjusting the motorcycle’s mirrors?
A
All answers are correct.
B
It helps in reducing vulnerable blind spots.
C
It allows you a view of at least half the lane behind you.
D
It allows you to see a major portion of the lane beside you.
Question 29 Explanation: 
Motorcycle mirrors play an important role in keeping a track of what is around you on the road. Mirrors should be combined with shoulder checks for maximum safety and neither should be used as a replacement for the other.
Question 30
Is it mandatory to have a horn on your motorcycle?
A
It is mandatory to have the horn and to ensure that it is in proper working condition.
B
A horn is not mandatorily required on motorcycles.
C
None of the above
D
It is mandatory only in the case of mopeds.
Question 30 Explanation: 
It is essential to have fully-functional horns in both mopeds and motorcycles as a horn is necessary for the motorcyclist’s safety and that of everyone else on the road.
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