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
In case you are carrying cargo, at what level should it be kept?
A
The placement of the cargo is of little consequence as long as the motorcyclist checks on it regularly.
B
It should be kept low to avert a change in gravity and to prevent interference with motorcycle balance.
C
None of these statements are applicable.
D
It should be kept high to prevent a change in gravity and to avoid any alterations in the motorcycle’s balance.
Question 1 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 2
Unless otherwise posted, the maximum speed limit on the highway outside of a city, town, village, or built-up area is:
A
50 km/h
B
80 km/h
C
100 km/h
D
40 km/h
Question 3
What should motorcyclists take into consideration at railway crossings?
A
All answers are correct.
B
For heightened control over the motorcycle one should drive towards parallel tracks in one’s direction at an angle of 45 degrees minimum.
C
Drive slowly, be careful, keep an eye on the surroundings, and note the signals, lights, gates and flag-persons.
D
One should be alert since specific vehicles are required to stop at railway crossings as part of company policy.
Question 3 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 4
In case a freeway exit is missed what should one do?
A
Proceed and take the next exit.
B
One should decrease the speed, move on to the shoulder, back up and enter the exit ramp that was missed.
C
You should move back carefully to the missed exit.
D
One should decrease the speed, move on to the shoulder, turn the motorcycle around, and enter the exit ramp that was missed.
Question 4 Explanation: 
Stopping or backing up on a freeway has to be avoided. One should drive until the next one.
Question 5
A highly skilled motorcyclist has which of the following qualities?
A
The ability to react properly, even without being prepared in advance to do so.
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 drive faster and at a greater speed than others on the road.
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
How can a motorcyclist alert others on the road to let them know that they are in need of help?
A
One should switch on the tail lights.
B
One should switch on the head lights.
C
A motorcyclist should place his/her helmet on the ground, near the road.
D
One should leave the engine running while waiting by the road side.
Question 6 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 7
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 7 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 8
In case of a stuck throttle, how should a motorcyclist react?
A
None of the above steps should be applied.
B
Raise the speed with the throttle, apply the clutch, and use the kill switch to turn the engine off.
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 8 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 9
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 only the rear brakes in the situation.
D
One should use both the front brakes and the rear brakes simultaneously.
Question 9 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 10
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 drive next to each other, but in separate lanes.
C
The motorcyclists should adopt a staggered formation.
D
The motorcyclists should drive one behind the other in a line.
Question 10 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 11
What style of driving does the phrase ‘staggered formation’ refer to?
A
It refers to staggering vehicles at large distances from one another so that the following distance between vehicles is increased.
B
It refers to a process of staggering drivers in a line one behind another in an even manner.
C
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.
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 11 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 12
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 left mirrors to clearly see the lane before changing.
B
Reduce the speed, shift the gears, and then use both brakes.
C
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.
D
Use the right mirrors to see the lane and check whether it is secure to change.
Question 12 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 13
When entering a freeway, what is the right time to turn on your turn signal?
A
The moment one reaches the acceleration lane and becomes visible to the other traffic on the freeway.
B
When one reaches the exit ramp, from where one is visible to the other traffic on the freeway.
C
There is no compulsion for motorcyclists to turn on the signal when entering a freeway.
D
When one reaches the entrance ramp and the freeway traffic is able to see you.
Question 13 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 14
What are some of the reasons for wobbling?
A
Wobbling can be caused by loose wheel bearings.
B
Wobbling can be caused by loose spokes.
C
All answers are correct.
D
Wobbling can be caused by worn out steering parts.
Question 14 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 15
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 15 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 16
What are the requirements for towing a trailer with a motorcycle that can do so?
A
Valid motorcycle license, a registered trailer, trailer plates, and a trailer permit.
B
Valid motorcycle license and trailer permit.
C
Valid motorcycle license.
D
Valid motorcycle license, trailer permit, and a registered trailer.
Question 16 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 17
Why are motorcyclists advised against shifting gears while turning? (Choose 2)
A
Shifting gears during a turn is alright as long as one is moving quickly.
B
Shifting gears may increase the speed, causing a loss of traction in the rear wheel and this can result in a skid.
C
Shifting gears during a turn is alright as long as one is moving slowly.
D
The rear wheel can lock if there is jerky downshift, which may result in a skid.
Question 17 Explanation: 
To avoid skidding, motorcyclists are advised to shift gears after the turn has been completed and not during it.
Question 18
In case the wheels get locked, what should a motorcyclist do?
A
Employ the rear wheel brakes.
B
Apply threshold braking.
C
Increase the speed by applying the throttle.
D
Employ the front brakes.
Question 18 Explanation: 
Threshold braking refers to releasing the brakes fleetingly and then using them again without locking.
Question 19
A driver entering a highway via an entrance ramp must:
A
Signal and drive slowly in order to avoid an accident
B
Sound horn and proceed with caution
C
Signal and accelerate in order to merge smoothly with highway traffic
D
Give a hand signal, and then take right-of–way
Question 20
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 21
A motorcyclist should keep the mirrors positioned in such a way that he/she can:
A
See just the lane that is behind him/her.
B
While driving in heavy traffic, there is little need of mirrors.
C
See as much as possible of the adjacent lane and also a substantial part of the lane behind him/her.
D
See just the lane next to him/her.
Question 21 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 22
If the engine locks or freezes, what should a motorcyclist do?
A
Get the gas tank replenished.
B
Add the wiper fluid for the windshield.
C
Pull over and then wait until the engine cools down before adding oil to it.
D
Pull over and then wait until the engine cools down before adding gas line antifreeze to it.
Question 22 Explanation: 
Frequently inspecting the motorcycle and regular upkeep is essential for proper functioning. This way, one can prevent sudden problems while driving.
Question 23
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
Results in the motorcycle responding faster than before.
D
Will result in the motorcycle reacting slower than usual.
Question 23 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 24
If the front tire blows out when on the road, the motorcyclist should…
A
Move his/her weight to the right side.
B
Move his/her weight to the back as much as possible.
C
Move his/her weight to the front as much as possible.
D
Move his/her weight to the left side.
Question 24 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 25
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 least 1 metre away.
B
At least 15 metres away.
C
At least 5 metres away.
D
At a distance of 50 meters.
Question 25 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 26
How should you react if flying debris or other objects hit you? (Choose 2)
A
Keep a firm grip on the handlebars and keep looking at the road.
B
Stop and pull of the road at once.
C
Once it is safe, get off the road.
D
Speed up.
Question 26 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 27
Why should you not share lanes with other vehicles?
A
By driving too close to other vehicles, motorcyclists are at a risk of collisions and accidents and hence sharing lanes should be avoided.
B
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.
C
Lane sharing is useful because 2 vehicles will receive more notice than 1 and hence it is safer.
D
Both the second and the third statement are correct.
Question 27 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 28
In case of a seized engine the motorcyclist should…
A
Apply the clutch in order to disengage the engine from the rear wheel.
B
Switch the four-way flasher on.
C
Use the brakes hard as quickly as possible and then stop and pull over.
D
Begin downshifting and start decreasing the speed of the motorcycle.
Question 28 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 29
How does driving over metal gratings, worn out road facades, and grooves make a difference?
A
All of the above
B
It creates a sense of loss of control over the motorcycle.
C
It results in an airlifting experience.
D
It results in a balanced and even driving experience.
Question 29 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 30
With a M1 level driver’s license, a motorcyclist can carry a passenger if…
A
They are wearing a helmet.
B
The motorcycle is properly equipped with a seat for pillion riders.
C
At the M1 level a motorcyclist cannot carry a passenger under any circumstances.
D
If the motorcycle is equipped with all the needed requirements for carrying pillion riders.
Question 30 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.
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