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.


Motorcycle M1 Quiz - Rules 4

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Question 1
When entering a freeway, what is the right time to turn on your turn signal?
A
There is no compulsion for motorcyclists to turn on the signal when entering a freeway.
B
The moment one reaches the acceleration lane and becomes visible to the other traffic on the freeway.
C
When one reaches the exit ramp, from where one is visible to the other traffic on the freeway.
D
When one reaches the entrance ramp and the freeway traffic is able to see you.
Question 1 Explanation: 
It is important to ensure that you are clearly visible to all the other drivers on the freeway; hence, upon reaching the entrance ramp, it is essential to turn on the signal.
Question 2
In case of a seized engine the motorcyclist should…
A
Use the brakes hard as quickly as possible and then stop and pull over.
B
Switch the four-way flasher on.
C
Apply the clutch in order to disengage the engine from the rear wheel.
D
Begin downshifting and start decreasing the speed of the motorcycle.
Question 2 Explanation: 
A seized engine means the engine has frozen or gotten locked. This usually happens with some warning signs and you will have some time to react before the wheel becomes locked. It is important to stop and pull over before that happens.
Question 3
A motorcyclist should keep the mirrors positioned in such a way that he/she can:
A
See as much as possible of the adjacent lane and also a substantial part of the lane behind him/her.
B
While driving in heavy traffic, there is little need of mirrors.
C
See just the lane that is behind him/her.
D
See just the lane next to him/her.
Question 3 Explanation: 
Motorcyclists need to use their mirrors frequently to keep a check on their surroundings. Mirrors help in keeping a track of the traffic at the back that is coming up. One should check the mirrors every 5 to 7 seconds and even after checking the mirrors, it is also important to turn one’s head around and glance over the shoulders to assess the situation before making any change, be it while turning, slowing down, shifting lanes, and so on.
Question 4
What are the requirements for towing a trailer with a motorcycle that can do so?
A
Valid motorcycle license and trailer permit.
B
Valid motorcycle license.
C
Valid motorcycle license, trailer permit, and a registered trailer.
D
Valid motorcycle license, a registered trailer, trailer plates, and a trailer permit.
Question 4 Explanation: 
The trailer should also have the mandatory white license plate light and 2 red reflectors on the rear and a red tail light.
Question 5
A highly skilled motorcyclist has which of the following qualities?
A
The ability to drive faster and at a greater speed than others on the road.
B
The ability to always be ready for the errors of the other drivers.
C
A good driver is one who drives at a lesser speed than other drivers on the road.
D
The ability to react properly, even without being prepared in advance to do so.
Question 5 Explanation: 
Being prepared for any kind of happening on the road is one of the biggest hallmarks of a good and skilled motorcyclist. The ability to keep an eye out for all sorts of possible situations is what separates the good drivers from the average and not-so-good ones. It is important to be able to predict and be ready for all sorts of situations so that one can respond properly, and one can also avoid panicking and getting nervous, both of which can complicate tough situations further.
Question 6
In case of a stuck throttle, how should a motorcyclist react?
A
Raise the speed with the throttle, apply the clutch, and use the kill switch to turn the engine off.
B
None of the above steps should be applied.
C
Reduce throttle pressure and pull the clutch in.
D
One should decrease the pressure on the throttle, pull the clutch in, and use the kill switch to turn the engine off.
Question 6 Explanation: 
In case of no kill switch, you should pull in the clutch and ride till the motorcycle stops and then switch off the ignition. One can also stop faster by braking, especially hard braking.
Question 7
What style of driving does the phrase ‘staggered formation’ refer to?
A
It refers to driving motorcycles in a staggered manner so that there is no risk to other drivers on the road or to the motorcyclists themselves.
B
It refers to a process of staggering drivers in a line one behind another in an even manner.
C
It refers to staggering vehicles at large distances from one another so that the following distance between vehicles is increased.
D
It refers to driving motorcycles staggered in all the different lanes of the road so that a lot of distance is maintained between the motorcycles.
Question 7 Explanation: 
For a staggered formation, the first driver should be in the left tire track and followed by the second driver at a distance of 1 second in the right tire track. The third driver should be in the left tire track and at a distance of 2 seconds from the second driver and so on.
Question 8
With a M1 level driver’s license, a motorcyclist can carry a passenger if…
A
If the motorcycle is equipped with all the needed requirements for carrying pillion riders.
B
They are wearing a helmet.
C
The motorcycle is properly equipped with a seat for pillion riders.
D
At the M1 level a motorcyclist cannot carry a passenger under any circumstances.
Question 8 Explanation: 
M1 drivers are barred by law to carry pillion riders. Even at Level 2 riders are advised to avoid carrying heavy cargo and passengers as much as possible.
Question 9
What are some of the reasons for wobbling?
A
Wobbling can be caused by worn out steering parts.
B
Wobbling can be caused by loose spokes.
C
All answers are correct.
D
Wobbling can be caused by loose wheel bearings.
Question 9 Explanation: 
In case of wobbling, never increase the speed. Concentrate on maintaining a firm grip on the handlebars and slow down steadily so that you can stop.
Question 10
How does driving over metal gratings, worn out road facades, and grooves make a difference?
A
All of the above
B
It results in a balanced and even driving experience.
C
It results in an airlifting experience.
D
It creates a sense of loss of control over the motorcycle.
Question 10 Explanation: 
Anytime an uneven road surface gives a feeling of loss of control or shakiness, it is important to maintain a strong grip on the handlebars and steer clear of sudden movements or rash reactions.
Question 11
On approaching an intersection, you notice the road is blocked with traffic. You should:
A
Proceed slowly into the intersection until the traffic ahead moves on
B
Sound the horn to warn cars ahead to move on
C
Keep as close as possible to the car ahead
D
Stop before entering the intersection and wait until traffic ahead moves on
Question 12
In case a need arises for a motorcyclist to stop the motorcycle while making a turn, the following process should be used:
A
One should start downshifting.
B
One should only use the front brakes in such a situation.
C
One should use both the front brakes and the rear brakes simultaneously.
D
One should use only the rear brakes in the situation.
Question 12 Explanation: 
If you have to stop during a turn, it is important to use both the brakes. Remember to use all your fingers to press the clutch and the front brakes so that there are no shudders and shakes. Downshifting can sometimes be used as an alternative as well.
Question 13
How should you react if flying debris or other objects hit you? (Choose 2)
A
Once it is safe, get off the road.
B
Stop and pull of the road at once.
C
Speed up.
D
Keep a firm grip on the handlebars and keep looking at the road.
Question 13 Explanation: 
One should not try getting off the road quickly. It is advisable to keep a firm grip and keep driving until it is safe to pull over. Even with protective headgear one can get disturbed/ hurt by something flying into the eye. Always drive and wait until it is safe to stop, and then do so and assess the damage.
Question 14
Why are motorcyclists advised against shifting gears while turning? (Choose 2)
A
The rear wheel can lock if there is jerky downshift, which may result in a skid.
B
Shifting gears during a turn is alright as long as one is moving quickly.
C
Shifting gears may increase the speed, causing a loss of traction in the rear wheel and this can result in a skid.
D
Shifting gears during a turn is alright as long as one is moving slowly.
Question 14 Explanation: 
To avoid skidding, motorcyclists are advised to shift gears after the turn has been completed and not during it.
Question 15
When a motorcyclist carries a passenger, the extra rider’s weight affects the motorcycle and…
A
Will not have any effect at all the motorcycle.
B
Will help the motorcyclist to maintain batter control over the motorcycle’s balance.
C
Will result in the motorcycle reacting slower than usual.
D
Results in the motorcycle responding faster than before.
Question 15 Explanation: 
The responsiveness of the vehicle is directly related to the weight of the pillion rider. The heavier your passenger is, the slower the vehicle will respond. Responsiveness in terms of accelerating, slowing down, and turning is decreased.
Question 16
How can a motorcyclist alert others on the road to let them know that they are in need of help?
A
One should leave the engine running while waiting by the road side.
B
One should switch on the tail lights.
C
One should switch on the head lights.
D
A motorcyclist should place his/her helmet on the ground, near the road.
Question 16 Explanation: 
One should park the motorcycle as far away from the road as possible. It should never be in a spot where other vehicles normally would drive on.
Question 17
In case a freeway exit is missed what should one do?
A
Proceed and take the next exit.
B
You should move back carefully to the missed exit.
C
One should decrease the speed, move on to the shoulder, back up and enter the exit ramp that was missed.
D
One should decrease the speed, move on to the shoulder, turn the motorcycle around, and enter the exit ramp that was missed.
Question 17 Explanation: 
Stopping or backing up on a freeway has to be avoided. One should drive until the next one.
Question 18
In case you are carrying cargo, at what level should it be kept?
A
It should be kept high to prevent a change in gravity and to avoid any alterations in the motorcycle’s balance.
B
The placement of the cargo is of little consequence as long as the motorcyclist checks on it regularly.
C
It should be kept low to avert a change in gravity and to prevent interference with motorcycle balance.
D
None of these statements are applicable.
Question 18 Explanation: 
It is best to keep the cargo secured in a low position and to maintain the balance of the motorcycle, one should even out the weight of the cargo on both sides. This way the gravity will not be affected.
Question 19
What should motorcyclists take into consideration at railway crossings?
A
One should be alert since specific vehicles are required to stop at railway crossings as part of company policy.
B
Drive slowly, be careful, keep an eye on the surroundings, and note the signals, lights, gates and flag-persons.
C
All answers are correct.
D
For heightened control over the motorcycle one should drive towards parallel tracks in one’s direction at an angle of 45 degrees minimum.
Question 19 Explanation: 
One should also bear in mind that trains travel much faster than they seem to and they can stop only after 2 kms after applying full brakes. Hence, never depend on a train to stop to avoid you and only drive on once it has passed.
Question 20
If the front tire blows out when on the road, the motorcyclist should…
A
Move his/her weight to the front as much as possible.
B
Move his/her weight to the back as much as possible.
C
Move his/her weight to the left side.
D
Move his/her weight to the right side.
Question 20 Explanation: 
Keep a firm grip on the handlebars and steer properly while making sure you maintain your balance. The blown-out tire will make the steering seem weighed down.
Question 21
Why should you not share lanes with other vehicles?
A
By driving close to other vehicles, one can remain safe in the company of the rest of the traffic and hence lane sharing is good.
B
By driving too close to other vehicles, motorcyclists are at a risk of collisions and accidents and hence sharing lanes should be avoided.
C
Both the second and the third statement are correct.
D
Lane sharing is useful because 2 vehicles will receive more notice than 1 and hence it is safer.
Question 21 Explanation: 
Lane sharing creates a risk of crashes and collisions and hence must be avoided at all costs. To do so motorcyclists are advised to maintain a blocking position.
Question 22
In a situation where a number of motorcyclists are traveling with each other, what kind of driving manner should they assume?
A
The motorcyclists should drive next to each other.
B
The motorcyclists should adopt a staggered formation.
C
The motorcyclists should drive one behind the other in a line.
D
The motorcyclists should drive next to each other, but in separate lanes.
Question 22 Explanation: 
A staggered formation allows motorcyclists to drive close to each other in a group but prevents them from driving too close to each other and alongside one another. This way, even when you travel together, there is enough room to maneuver around safely in.
Question 23
In case the wheels get locked, what should a motorcyclist do?
A
Employ the rear wheel brakes.
B
Employ the front brakes.
C
Apply threshold braking.
D
Increase the speed by applying the throttle.
Question 23 Explanation: 
Threshold braking refers to releasing the brakes fleetingly and then using them again without locking.
Question 24
What is black ice?
A
It refers to a frozen mixture of mud and snow.
B
It refers to a mixture of snow and ice.
C
It refers to recently-paved roads that are still wet.
D
It refers to the situation when a thin layer of ice covers the asphalt.
Question 24 Explanation: 
Black ice builds everywhere, but especially so on bridges. This happens because bridges are prone to severely cold air from below and the drastic drop in temperature causes a sheer layer of ice to form on the asphalt.
Question 25
Unless otherwise posted, the maximum speed limit on the highway outside of a city, town, village, or built-up area is:
A
80 km/h
B
50 km/h
C
100 km/h
D
40 km/h
Question 26
When a motorcyclist is nearing a railway crossing and a train is approaching at what distance from the closest gate or rail should the motorcyclist stop?
A
At a distance of 50 meters.
B
At least 1 metre away.
C
At least 5 metres away.
D
At least 15 metres away.
Question 26 Explanation: 
One must drive on only after the gates have been raised and it is safe, and never attempt to cross by driving around the gates or under them.
Question 27
If you have chosen to change your lane while driving and move to the left lane, before the lane change you should:
A
Use the right mirrors to see the lane and check whether it is secure to change.
B
Signal and check your left mirror and look over your shoulder once to make sure that all is clear and it is safe to move.
C
Use the left mirrors to clearly see the lane before changing.
D
Reduce the speed, shift the gears, and then use both brakes.
Question 27 Explanation: 
Mirrors only give a part of the view of the road and small parts are not visible in the mirror. It is important to even check these by turning one’s head over the shoulder before changing lanes.
Question 28
If the engine locks or freezes, what should a motorcyclist do?
A
Get the gas tank replenished.
B
Pull over and then wait until the engine cools down before adding gas line antifreeze to it.
C
Pull over and then wait until the engine cools down before adding oil to it.
D
Add the wiper fluid for the windshield.
Question 28 Explanation: 
Frequently inspecting the motorcycle and regular upkeep is essential for proper functioning. This way, one can prevent sudden problems while driving.
Question 29
At what frequency should one look into the mirrors while driving on a freeway?
A
One should do so every 2-4 seconds.
B
One should do so every 5-10 seconds.
C
One should do so every 15-20 seconds.
D
One should do so every 1-2 seconds.
Question 29 Explanation: 
One can drive a motorcycle on the freeways only after acquiring the M2 license and enough experience. To be able to drive well, it is imperative to perform mirror checks every 5-10 seconds.
Question 30
A driver entering a highway via an entrance ramp must:
A
Give a hand signal, and then take right-of–way
B
Signal and accelerate in order to merge smoothly with highway traffic
C
Signal and drive slowly in order to avoid an accident
D
Sound horn and proceed with caution
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