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Question 1
When a motorcyclist raises his left arm and points towards the left, with the arm parallel to the ground, what does it signify?
A
The motorcyclist is reducing the speed and/ or intends to stop.
B
The motorcyclist intends to turn right.
C
The motorcyclist intends to turn left.
D
The motorcyclist is leaving the highway.
Question 1 Explanation: 
If the motorcycle you are driving does not have indicator signals, or they fail to work, using proper hand signals is important to communicate with other drivers on the road.
Question 2
Never change lanes without:
A
Blowing your horn and providing the appropriate hand signal
B
Signaling and decreasing speed
C
Signaling, checking your mirrors, and turning your head and checking over your shoulder
D
Checking mirrors
Question 3
What does a motorcyclist need to do when an oncoming vehicle or one from the back is going to pass?
A
Drive near the left tire track.
B
Move toward the centre part of the lane.
C
Drive near the right tire track.
D
Maintain the current lane placement.
Question 3 Explanation: 
Driving in the centre of the lane helps maintain distance from any passing vehicles. By keeping out of harm’s way in this manner, you are able to ensure your safety and prevent any accidents while other vehicles pass you on the road.
Question 4
In how much time can one acquire the full M license?
A
20 months.
B
90 days.
C
60 days.
D
120 days.
Question 4 Explanation: 
The process of receiving the full M license is a gradual one and takes a definite period of 20 months, much like the G license.
Question 5
To signal that you will be _______________, extend your left arm and bent it at the elbow so your hand in pointing upwards.
A
making a left turn
B
making a right turn
C
stopping
D
speeding up
Question 5 Explanation: 
If the motorcycle you are driving does not have indicator signals, or they fail to work, using proper hand signals is important to communicate with other drivers on the road.
Question 6
What is meant by the terms ‘push-steering’ or ‘counter-steering’? (Choose 2)
A
All answers are correct.
B
It refers to noting the required number of seconds needed in order to completely a turn properly.
C
It refers to the manner in which both the motorcycle and the rider lean in the direction in which one intends to turn.
D
Applying pressure in the forward direction on the handlebar of the turning side. (for a right turn, it will be the right handlebar, and likewise for the left)
Question 6 Explanation: 
By applying forward pressure on the handlebar of the turning side, one helps the motorcycle lean in the intended direction. By pushing on the other handlebar and applying the throttle, one can straighten the position and finish the turn.
Question 7
How can drugs, alcohol consumption, and fatigue affect a motorcyclist?
A
They reduce one’s ability to drive fast.
B
They affect the ability to drive at night.
C
They hamper the skill and ability to drive the motorcycle properly and safely.
D
They affect the ability to drive during rain showers.
Question 7 Explanation: 
Apart from alcohol, any substance, be it prescribed or illegal, can disturb one’s ability to drive.
Question 8
After moving out of a parked spot on the side of the road, which way should a motorcyclist position the motorcycle?
A
The motorcycle should be angled opposite to the intended direction.
B
The motorcycle should be positioned across the roadway so that the motorcyclist has a clear view of all sides.
C
Angle the motorcycle to face the way you want to go.
D
None of these positions are correct.
Question 8 Explanation: 
Positioning the motorcycle across the road helps to gain visibility of the road and also to be clear to other vehicles on the road, especially if the road has numerous cars parked on both sides.
Question 9
When you are nearing an intersection and another vehicle ahead of you signals to turn to the left, your move should be to…
A
Decrease the speed and move towards the left.
B
Raise the speed and move to the left.
C
Speed up and quickly move out of the path.
D
Adopt a defensive lane position, and decrease the speed while shifting towards the right lane.
Question 9 Explanation: 
It is important to be careful and as slow as possible. Maintain maximum distance between your motorcycle and the other driver by moving far to the right.
Question 10
In case a motorcyclist needs to make a sudden stop on a wet/ slippery surface, what should be done?
A
The rear brakes alone should be applied.
B
The front brakes alone should be applied.
C
One just needs to shift gears.
D
The front and rear brakes should be used together.
Question 10 Explanation: 
Applying both brakes together helps in stopping more successfully than using a single brake.
Question 11
What is the significance of slow down when driving behind other vehicles after dark?
A
It helps maintain an equal distance with the vehicle moving ahead you.
B
It helps to decrease the distance with other vehicles so the other drivers can see you.
C
It helps to increase the distance with the other vehicles and the other drives can see you clearly.
D
None of them.
Question 11 Explanation: 
Slowing down and maintaining a greater distance from vehicles in front is advised, especially when roads are wet and intense glare hampers the other drivers’ ability to spot a motorcycle from amongst all the traffic.
Question 12
The broken centerline on a roadway indicates that you may
A
Never pass.
B
Pass at any time
C
Pass only during daylight hours.
D
Pass if the way is clear.
Question 13
What is the importance of keeping both feet on the footrests while driving?
A
It helps the motorcyclist to rest one’s feet.
B
It is a more comfortable position to be driving in on the whole.
C
It enhances one’s ability to reach the foot controls better.
D
It strengthens one’s ability to maintain balance and thus keep control over the vehicle at all times.
Question 13 Explanation: 
At no time during the journey should one drag one’s feet on the ground or remove them from the footrests.
Question 14
Responsible motorcyclists should start any motorcycle ride with…
A
A proper helmet, appropriate protective clothing and a thorough check of the motorcycle.
B
A spare helmet for the pillion rider.
C
Safety bars that the pillion rider can grip.
D
A case of repair tools for any problems with the motorcycle.
Question 14 Explanation: 
Since the degree of damages experienced in motorcycle accidents is greater than that in cars it is essential to perform thorough inspections and take necessary precautions each time.
Question 15
What must be done when changing gears on a motorcycle?
A
You must engage the engine kill switch.
B
You must disengage the throttle.
C
You must disengage the tachometer.
D
You must disengage the clutch.
Question 15 Explanation: 
The clutch is the lever found on the left handlebar of the motorcycle and it can be disengaged by using your left hand to pull it towards you. It is mandatory to disengage the clutch while changing the gears while also applying the throttle.
Question 16
What is the best way of obtaining a clear view of everything around you on the road?
A
All answers are correct.
B
Looking far enough ahead on the road: ½ a block to a block ahead when driving in the city and even more when on the freeways.
C
Looking around you in each direction all the time and not pausing at any one sight for more than 2 seconds.
D
Paying attention to curbs and side streets in order to make sure you see all the vehicles entering and that they see you clearly, as well.
Question 16 Explanation: 
Pay attention to surroundings and keep track of them to reduce any chance of surprises.
Question 17
How can motorcyclist communicate with other drivers?
A
Make eye contact with other drivers.
B
Using brake lights and sound your horn if required.
C
All answers are correct.
D
Via signals and shoulder checks.
Question 17 Explanation: 
Communicating well with other drivers is essential for enhanced safety.
Question 18
When driving on a slippery path, an abrupt direction or speed change can result in skidding. Hence one should…
A
Reduce the speed before getting to such a spot.
B
Turn, brake, accelerate and change gears as smoothly as possible.
C
Steer clear of driving on slippery roads.
D
Drive very fast.
Question 18 Explanation: 
Driving in rain conditions is dangerous since the slippery road causes reduced traction; hampered visibility and less effective braking power can all contribute to reducing one’s control of the motorcycle.
Question 19
A high-speed wobble can be effectively managed by-
A
Not using the brakes. Instead one should slowly close the throttle and allow the motorcycle to slow down.
B
Using the brakes as hard as possible.
C
Accelerate and resist the wobble.
D
Use both the front and the rear brakes.
Question 19 Explanation: 
One should not use the brakes during the wobble as it only adds to the difficulty of the situation. Maintain a strong grip and allow the speed to reduce after closing the throttle. One should never increase the speed during a wobble.
Question 20
What is the best manner by which to learn to ride a motorcycle?
A
By learning from a friend who knows how to.
B
None of the above
C
By studying from a riding manual for motorcyclists.
D
By enrolling for a motorcycle riding and safety course authorized by the Ministry.
Question 20 Explanation: 
A motorcycle training course designed and/ or authorized by the Ministry will ensure you learn the necessary skills and know-how. Most courses come equipped with the Level 1 test as a part of the course and also help reach the Level 2 test quickly.
Question 21
What are the risks posed by large vehicles to motorcyclists?
A
These vehicles end up blocking significant portions of slush and snow from the motorcyclist.
B
Large vehicles make wide turns.
C
Large vehicles possess minute blind spots.
D
After the brakes are applied and the large vehicle has stopped, it might continue to roll forward for a bit.
Question 21 Explanation: 
It is imperative to maintain a lot of distance from large vehicles, especially when they are about to turn. Large vehicles make wide turns and do not leave any space uncovered when they do so; hence, by moving into some small free space close to a large vehicle that may turn, one runs the risk of being pressed between the vehicle and the curb.
Question 22
Why is it not advisable to drive in the centre lane of a multi-lane road that has 3 lanes?
A
Driving in the centre lane is difficult.
B
The lane is reserved for vehicles moving fast.
C
It is illegal to drive in the centre lane.
D
You don’t have a blocking position.
Question 22 Explanation: 
Blocking positions are important because they prevent others on the road from driving too close to you.
Question 23
A motorcyclist driving on an open road or a freeway should…
A
Avoid shifting lanes on the freeway/open road.
B
Keep an eye on the sides of the road as much as possible.
C
Look as far ahead on the road as you can see.
D
Ignoring the oncoming traffic ahead.
Question 23 Explanation: 
It is important to look far ahead as this prepares you for any oncoming situations, concerns, and other drivers, and gives one time to react. It also prevents situations of panic and rash reactions.
Question 24
How often does a motorcyclist need to look into the mirrors while driving?
A
One should do so every 5-7 seconds.
B
One should do so every 2-4 seconds.
C
One should do so every 8-10 seconds.
D
One should do so every 11-13 seconds.
Question 24 Explanation: 
Checking the mirrors frequently helps to keep a track of what is going on around you and helps to avoid surprises. During poor weather and visibility conditions, on highways and while slowing down or turning, checking the mirrors is of utmost importance.
Question 25
What should you do when a signal light changes from green to amber as you approach an intersection?
A
Speed up to clear the intersection as quickly as possible
B
Stop. If a stop cannot be made safely, proceed with caution
C
Continue through the intersection without slowing or stopping
D
Sound horn to warn pedestrians and other drivers that you do not intend to stop
Question 26
How can you enhance your visibility at an intersection?
A
None of the above
B
By decreasing your speed as you come close to an intersection and moving away from vehicles and things blocking you.
C
By increasing your speed when you come close to one so that others on the road see you before they move ahead.
D
By reducing distance with other vehicles and going close so they can see you better.
Question 26 Explanation: 
One should remain in clear view of others on the road and maintain a low speed.
Question 27
In case the headlights of the motorcycle do not switch on automatically, when is it mandatory to switch them on?
A
The headlights must be used in the period from a ½ hour prior to sunset until a ½ hour before sunrise.
B
If it starts to rain.
C
Whenever the visibility is poor and conditions affecting it make it necessary to do so.
D
Keep them on at all times, even in daylight.
Question 27 Explanation: 
It is recommended you keep the headlights and taillights switched on at all times. In modern motorcycles, the lights come on automatically but in older models, one has to use the switch at the necessary times.
Question 28
How much distance should a motorcyclist maintain from other drivers on the road?
A
One should maintain a minimum distance of 10 seconds.
B
One should maintain a minimum distance of 12 seconds.
C
One should maintain a minimum distance of 1 second.
D
One should maintain a minimum distance of 2 seconds.
Question 28 Explanation: 
By maintaining a distance of 2 seconds from vehicles around you one can easily take control of any possible upcoming situation by gauging the present one with enough time to react and change course if necessary.
Question 29
What are the risks posed by lane splitting and why should it be avoided?
A
Lane splitting results in you driving too close to others vehicles where other drivers will not be expecting you to be driving so close to them.
B
Lane splitting places the motorcyclist in the blind spots of other drivers on the road.
C
Lane splitting only poses a risk to novices.
D
Lane splitting is only risky if one has a pillion rider along.
Question 29 Explanation: 
Lane splitting refers to motorcyclists driving between vehicles in adjacent lanes and it is very dangerous because the slightest shift in position from any of the other vehicles can result in accidents since there is very little room to maneuver.
Question 30
What factor should be taken into consideration regarding blind spots? (Choose 2)
A
It is important to ensure that one does not drive into other drivers’ blind spots.
B
None of the above
C
Only large vehicles required to check blind spots.
D
It is essential to make sure that another driver on the road does not enter into your blind spot to ensure maximum safety.
Question 30 Explanation: 
One’s position in the lane is extremely significant in determining road safety. Motorcyclists are advised to change their lane positions often and safely to minimize blind spots and decrease risks. One should also be careful and avoid other drivers’ blind spots.
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Preparing for Written Motorcycle M1 Driving Test in Ontario

All aspiring Canadian motorists require a learner’s license to start working on obtaining a full motorcycle license. A learner’s license also called the M Class license, is obtained by sitting for a motorcycle knowledge exam called the M1 Driving Test.

Here we, take a detailed look at the test, what it involves, how to study for it to get your learner’s license.

 

What is a Driving Test?

M1 Driving TestEvery person wishing to operate a motor vehicle of any kind must pass a driving test. It’s a test used to evaluate one’s ability to operate a motor vehicle. The driving test is usually in two parts, with the first part being a written knowledge test and the second being a practical behind-the-wheel test.

For aspiring Ontario Motorists, the written knowledge exam is called the M1 driving test. It is a multiple-choice question meant to evaluate your ability to operate a motorcycle.

Once you pass the M1 Driving Test, you can proceed to obtain a full motorcycle license so you can zoom the streets at desirable speeds, carry passengers, drive at night (though not a wise idea), and much more. A learner’s license gives you the permission to start practice-riding your way towards a full motorcycle license.

 

M1 Driving Test Exam Structure

The M1 Driving test consists of 40 questions which you can take in English, Arabic, Farsi, French, Spanish, Croatian, Cantonese. Punjabi, Mandarin, and Vietnamese. Cantonese and Mandarin are traditional Chinese writing styles.

You will be asked to answer questions on Ontario:

 

1.  Traffic rules

Each province in Canada has unique traffic laws. You’ll need mastery of Ontario, Canada driving laws to answer questions. So, get a driving handbook from your local DMV office and go through the material carefully and thoroughly.

Example traffic rules for Ontario Motorists include:

· To carry a passenger, a motorist must have a large seat for both them and the passenger and must have separate footrests to ensure stability. They must also wear an approved helmet.

· Handlebars, Throttle, Shift Lever, Clutch Lever, Rear Brake, and Front Brake are must-haves controls for operating a bicycle in Ontario. A speedometer, on the other hand, is not.

· You must have headlights, taillights, a brightly colored helmet, a reflective jacket, and brightly colored clothes if you plan to ride at night.

You can familiarize yourself with these traffic rules by going through the local Ontario DMV handbook.

2.  Road signs

Ontario has many different roads sign for different aspects of traffic control. For example, there is the Maximum 50km/h regulatory road sign, and sometimes it’s accompanied by a BEGINS tab sign; other times, it’s not. You will be asked what the signs mean. You will need mastery of the traffic signs to pass the exam.

Other road signs include:

  • No right turn or straight-ahead sign
  • No left turn or straight-ahead sign
  • Fasten seat belt sign
  • 407 Express Toll Route for vehicles over 5 tonnes sign

3. Road situations

A portion of the exam will also test your knowledge of various road situations and the best way to act if you find yourself in one. There’s always a lot going on the road; you may find yourself in a hazardous situation and need great perception and knowledge to recognize and react accordingly.

It’s A Multiple-Choice Exam

Each question has 4 very close answer choices, so you have to be good to pick the right one. That means you have to prepare for the exam if you want to get it right the first time. Of course, you can retake it if you fail it, but it is always good to ace it in your first attempt and avoid incurring extra expenses of a resit.

Even experienced drivers should study to avoid flopping the first time. Studying and taking practice tests increases one’s chances of acing the motorcycle knowledge test. Practice questions are essential for integrating acquired knowledge and reinforcing it. They also help determine progress and areas that need more studying.

Use your local Ontario DMV handbook and online learning resources to get better at taking driving tests. There are various resources online with exams that look just like the real thing. When it comes to the handbook, make sure to use the current version of the book so you remain up to date with the latest Ontario traffic rules.

You’ve Got to Score at Least 80 %

Out of the 40 questions, you must get at least 32 of them correct to get your learner’s license. This high score ensures only the best riders get licenses to reduce the risk of accidents.

What Will You Need to Sit for The Exam?

You will have to visit your local office for driving licenses to take the exam on exam day. While the practical exam can be taken anytime, the M1 written exam is administered on a schedule. You will need the following stuff:

  •  ID
  • Test fee money
  • Parent consent form for those under 19
  • You will also need to pass a vision test

If you flop the first attempt, you can resit for the motorcycle knowledge test after a week.

What Does the Learner’s License Allow You to Do?

A learner’s license gives you the permission to start practice-riding, albeit with some restrictions.

  • You must not exceed a 60km/h speed limit
  • You must not carry any passengers
  • You must always ride within the sight of a supervisor, and they must be of age 19 and above. If you hold a Class 8L learner’s license, your trained supervisor must be 15 years old and above and with a valid Class 6 full-privilege license.
  • You may only ride between sunrise and sunset.
  • Must always display an L sign if you are an 8L rider.

An Ontario motorist’s learner’s license is only valid for 90 days, so once you get it. Start working on a full motorcycle license soon. Otherwise, it’s a waste of time as you’ll have to retake the exam to apply for a road test.

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