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 3

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Question 1
Which of the following tips does not apply to driving in the rain?
A
Ensure that you transfer between moves efficiently, in a smooth manner, so as to avoid the danger of skidding.
B
Wear brightly-coloured clothing and reflective gear so that you are visible to others on the road.
C
To be able to affect a stop properly, only the front brake should be applied.
D
Ensure that you maintain a proper lane position at all times so that you can steer clear of debris, oil, and grease on the road.
Question 1 Explanation: 
When it comes to stopping in the rain, it is imperative to employ the use of both brakes.
Question 2
What is the role played by good traction when a motorcyclist is driving on slippery surfaces?
A
To traction plays a role in enabling the motorcyclist to steer without falling.
B
All answers are correct.
C
The traction enables the motorcycle to brake without falling.
D
The traction helps the motorcyclist in maintaining a firm balance without falling.
Question 2 Explanation: 
Since a motorcycle has only two wheels, tractions play a significant role in ensuring that balance is maintained and the motorcycle remains upright. It helps the motorcyclist keep firm control over the motorcycle and minimizes the chances of slipping/falling.
Question 3
Which factors come into play for a motorcyclist to make other drivers on the road aware of his/her presence while attempting to shift lanes or make a turn?
A
The color of the motorcycle is important in this respect.
B
The size of the motorcycle’s engine helps.
C
The turn signal.
D
The size of the motorcycle’s tires helps to alert other drivers.
Question 3 Explanation: 
Using the signal is important as it alerts others on the road and they are able to move accordingly. Whether or not other vehicles are around, it is important to use the signal while turning/ lane shifting.
Question 4
What are the effects of alcohol consumption on a motorcycle rider?
A
It has no effect whatsoever.
B
It hampers one’s sense of judgment and concentration and disturbs one’s normal driving skills.
C
It augments one’s driving skills and makes one a better driver.
D
It helps one to become more relaxed.
Question 4 Explanation: 
Drinking alcohol will obstruct judgment and raises the chances of accidents. Never drink and drive.
Question 5
When a motorcyclist is turning left from a passing lane into a passing lane, which tire track position should be adopted?
A
The centre tire track position.
B
The left tire track position.
C
The tire track position is not significant as long as the motorcyclist feels comfortable making the turn.
D
The right tire track position.
Question 5 Explanation: 
It is essential to adopt a blocking position when turning into a passing lane while leaving a passing lane. For this reason, one has to adopt a right tire track position while turning into a left lane.
Question 6
What is the risk posed to motorcyclists from turbulence from large vehicles? (Choose 2)
A
The risk only applies in wet roads and when driving at slow speeds.
B
The heightened degree of air pressure exerted by the turbulence from a large vehicle hinders the motorcyclist’s ability to maintain a firm control on the motorcycle while passing the large vehicle.
C
None of the above.
D
The large amount of airflow created by the turbulence emanating from big vehicles on the road can negatively affect the motorcyclist’s balance and ability to maintain full control on the motorcycle and this can create risks when one tries to pass the large vehicle.
Question 6 Explanation: 
It is imperative to maintain extra care when passing large vehicles. Learning the art of passing heavy and large vehicles is extremely important, especially when one is driving at a high speed where turbulence is greatest.
Question 7
While accelerating or applying the brakes forcefully it is important to…
A
Angle the motorcycle to the left.
B
Maintain an upright, vertical position, and stay very straight.
C
Angle the motorcycle towards the right.
D
One does not need to do anything in particular as increasing the speed or applying the brakes hard has little or no effect on the motorcycle.
Question 7 Explanation: 
It is important to remain straight and as vertical as possible while driving because this strengthens the traction of the motorcycle and traction is needed to maintain balance and control of the motorcycle.
Question 8
There is a foot pedal available in most motorcycles. Which brakes does this foot pedal control?
A
It controls the brakes of the rear wheel.
B
It controls the brakes of the front wheel.
C
The pedal is not connected to the brakes of either wheel.
D
The pedal controls the brakes of both the wheels.
Question 8 Explanation: 
The controls on each and every motorcycle are not the same and hence it is important to learn the placement and functions of all controls on your particular motorcycle before riding it.
Question 9
When approaching an intersection where there is a flashing amber traffic light, you must:
A
Slow down and proceed with caution
B
Stop if making a left turn
C
Stop if making a right turn
D
Continue at the same speed
Question 10
Two vehicles reaching an uncontrolled intersection at approximately the same time must provide right-of-way to:
A
The fastest vehicle
B
The vehicle with emergency lights flashing
C
The vehicle approaching from the right
D
The vehicle approaching from the left
Question 11
What is the significance of always wearing protective face gear while riding a motorcycle?
A
It helps secure the eye glasses and protect them.
B
It acts as a shield for the face and prevents any debris and flying objects from flying into the eyes.
C
It helps to keep the face warm during the cold weather.
D
It adds an aesthetic touch and helps fight harmful effects of the sun.
Question 11 Explanation: 
In case the face gear gets damaged or dirty while driving or you somehow get hurt in the eye, remember to maintain proper control on the motorcycle and gradually slow down and pull over when safe.
Question 12
When a motorcyclist is turning left from a curb lane into a curb lane, which tire track position should be used?
A
The centre tire track position.
B
The tire track position is insignificant as long as the motorcyclist is comfortable and at ease.
C
The right tire track position.
D
The left tire track position.
Question 12 Explanation: 
It is important to maintain a blocking position when one is driving a motorcycle from a curb lane into a curb lane. Hence, when turning left, one should maintain a left tire track position and when turning right, one should maintain a right tire track.
Question 13
When a motorcyclist raises his left arm parallel to the ground and turns the forearm down from the elbow to indicate towards the ground, what does it mean?
A
The motorcyclist intends to turn right.
B
The motorcyclist intends to turn left.
C
The motorcyclist intends to leave the highway.
D
The motorcyclist intends to reduce the speed or stop.
Question 13 Explanation: 
If a motorcycle lacks turning signals or they are not in proper functioning order, relying on hand signals to communicate with others on the road is essential.
Question 14
What is the most dangerous position to be in when driving a motorcycle on the road?
A
In the blind spot of another vehicle on the road.
B
It is risky to be driving ahead of another vehicle.
C
It is risky to be behind a vehicle.
D
It is risky to drive immediately alongside a vehicle.
Question 14 Explanation: 
Steering clear of blind spots is essential. One should not drive in another vehicle’s blind spot and at the same time, one should ensure that no other vehicle is driving in one’s own blind spot.
Question 15
What is implied by the phrase ‘lane splitting?’
A
It refers to two motorcycles driving in the same lane.
B
It refers to a car and a motorcycle driving in the same lane.
C
It refers to driving on the line between lanes of traffic.
D
All answers are correct.
Question 15 Explanation: 
It is important to avoid lane splitting since other drivers on the road will not be expecting you in those spots and will be unprepared; the surprise can cause an accident.
Question 16
What is the relationship between cold weather and tire pressure?
A
Cold weather causes tire pressure to decrease.
B
Cold weather causes tire pressure to increase.
C
Cold weather does not cause any difference in tire pressure.
D
Cold weather causes tire pressure to decrease and increase.
Question 16 Explanation: 
Inspecting tire pressure every time the bike is used is recommended and is especially important during low temperatures.
Question 17
What is the significance of the lane or blocking position and which is the best position to maintain?
A
The lane position influences the safety of the motorcyclist and one must drive only in the left tire track position at all times.
B
Lane position plays a significant role in according protection and safety to the motorcyclist and it is advisable to drive in the middle of the lane.
C
The lane position of a motorcycle is an influencing factor in determining safety and security on the road. For enhanced safety while driving, motorcyclists are advised to choose their lane positions with care, according to the specific road and traffic conditions of the time.
D
Lane position plays an important part in ensuring defence and security for the motorcyclist and it is advisable to drive in the right tire track position.
Question 17 Explanation: 
Safety on the road is guaranteed by visibility and in order to be clearly visible to everybody on the road, one needs to maintain appropriate lane positions. Choose a lane position according to the current state of the traffic so that everyone on the road can see you properly.
Question 18
A flashing red signal light at an intersection indicates:
A
Stop and proceed only when it is safe to do so
B
Slow down and yield right-of-way to vehicles approaching from the left or right
C
Signal light is out of order; proceed with caution
D
Slow down and proceed with caution
Question 19
When a motorcyclist is driving behind a bus that is entering the road by leaving a bus bay, who has the right-of-way?
A
The bus has the right of way.
B
The other traffic that is moving in the intersection has the right of way on the road.
C
The motorcyclist should enjoy the right of way.
D
Whichever of the two vehicles was on the lane/spot first should have the right of way.
Question 19 Explanation: 
The motorcyclist needs to give up his/her right of way to a bus that is coming out of a bus bay and has signaled the intention to do the same.
Question 20
What consideration should be kept in mind while driving a motorcycle in foggy conditions?
A
One should drive at high speeds to pass the fog quickly.
B
One should drive at a slow speed and if the motorcycle has fog lights, they should be turned on.
C
One should keep the high beam light on for maximum visibility.
D
One should stop at any time when the fog becomes too dense for clear visibility.
Question 20 Explanation: 
Driving slowly gives one more reaction and stopping time if needed. Low beam lights should be used to counter the glare. In case the fog becomes too thick to handle, it is advisable to stop.
Question 21
What kind of risk is posed when motorcyclists overdrive their headlights? (Choose 2)
A
Neither of the mentioned risks holds true.
B
The motorcyclist is actually travelling faster than the headlights allow him/her to see.
C
The motorcyclist is actually travelling too slow.
D
By doing so, a motorcyclist runs the risk of not having enough distance to stop safely.
Question 21 Explanation: 
It is important to drive slowly at night so that if the need arises, there is enough distance between you and a vehicle/object ahead on the road ahead to stop. Driving slowly ensures that you can see ahead properly and have a clear line of vision.
Question 22
When you are about to make a turn, how should you prepare your passenger?
A
Tell them to grip the safety bar.
B
Ask them to lean along with the motorcycle as you do the same.
C
Ask them to lean further than you in case it is an extremely sharp turn.
D
If the turn is extreme, ask them to lean less than yourself.
Question 22 Explanation: 
Even if your pillion rider drives motorcycles, it is your duty to inform them of what to do ahead of time.
Question 23
Why are motorcyclists advised against driving in the centre of a lane?
A
All answers are correct.
B
It is bad driving position because oil accumulates in the centre lane and it can get slippery and dangerous when wet.
C
It is recommended because it maintains high traction since the lane is covered with gravel.
D
It is recommended because it maintains maximum distance from cars on the side.
Question 23 Explanation: 
Oil dripping from other vehicles on the road collects in the centre lane and it gets especially slick when the road is wet. As a result, the lane is dangerous for two-wheelers.
Question 24
When can a motorcycle pass on a shoulder?
A
A motorcyclist can pass on a shoulder at any time when it is safe to do so.
B
It is appropriate only when a vehicle is moving towards the left, which then leaves you an unpaved shoulder towards the right side.
C
Only if a vehicle is turning left and you have a paved shoulder on the right side.
D
It is correct at any time when the vehicle ahead of the motorcyclist is driving at a speed of 40 km/h.
Question 24 Explanation: 
Ideally motorcyclists should only pass from the left. However, it is acceptable to pass from the right at times when the other vehicle is turning towards the left and the shoulder is paved.
Question 25
It is important to apply the braking as needed prior to…
A
Entering a turn.
B
Switching on the signal lights.
C
Driving into the intersection.
D
Shifting between gears.
Question 25 Explanation: 
If applying the brakes is necessary, make sure you do so gently and carefully. If the brakes are applied with much too much force, the subsequent brake power can result in the motorcycle’s wheels becoming jammed; locked wheels can cause skids and loss of control.
Question 26
Which part of a wet road is usually the most slippery?
A
The lane’s left track.
B
The lane’s right track.
C
Close to the curbs of the lane.
D
The centre of the lane.
Question 26 Explanation: 
Steer clear of slick road parts such as debris piles, mud, and intersection areas where dirt, oil, and water collect.
Question 27
What is the best way of maximizing your safety on the road when a vehicle in front of you is turning left?
A
None of these methods have to be followed.
B
One should decrease the speed, take note of the surroundings, and move to the left with a plan of response in case a vehicle turns up in the front.
C
Slow down, quickly gauge the surroundings, move to the right, and be prepared to react in case a vehicle turns up in the front.
D
You should keep driving at the current speed, appraise the surroundings and move to the right side with a plan to react if a vehicle turns in ahead of you.
Question 27 Explanation: 
Collisions between cars turning left and motorcycles usually take place because the car drivers are unable to see the motorcyclist. Driving slowly and staying alert help avert such situations.
Question 28
If you are followed closely by other vehicles which of the following is advised?
A
Apply a blocking position to dissuade the other driver.
B
Increase the space between you and the vehicle in front of you.
C
Reduce the distance between yourself and the vehicle ahead of you.
D
Use the brakes to worry the other driver and force them to change position.
Question 28 Explanation: 
Widening the gap between yourself and the driver ahead allows the one behind you to have more reaction time if needed. It is advisable to shift lanes when possible and let the driver behind you pass by.
Question 29
What is the significance of ensuring a large cushion of space around oneself when driving a motorcycle?
A
All answers are correct.
B
It allows one to respond to a difficult situation in time.
C
It allows one to respond to a difficult situation in time and to shift positions on the road.
D
It helps other drivers on the road to maintain a clear view of you and helps to avoid any accidents.
Question 29 Explanation: 
The larger the amount of space one maintains with other vehicles on the road, the higher is the amount of safety ensured.
Question 30
What tire track or blocking position should a motorcyclist use when turning right in a wide lane?
A
The choice of blocking position or tire track is not significant as long as the motorcyclist feels comfortable and at ease.
B
The motorcyclist should use the left tire track.
C
The motorcyclist should use the centre tire track.
D
The motorcyclist should use the right tire track.
Question 30 Explanation: 
One should block the lane according to the turn one intends to take. The stop line of a wide lane is at a greater distance than usual and this creates the need to shift to the right tire track. It is best to angle the bike as this also makes you more visible to others on the road.
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