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. Some insurance companies offer students who complete motorcycle safety courses insurance discounts.


Motorcycle M1 Quiz - Rules 6

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Question 1
A flashing green light at the intersection where turns to the left and right are permitted indicates what? (Choose 3)
A
You may turn to the left if the way is clear.
B
You may proceed straight through if the way is clear.
C
You must stop.
D
You may turn to the right if the way is clear.
Question 2
How is a motorcycle to be started?
A
One has to turn on the ignition, make sure the kill switch is off, change the gear to reverse, apply choke (if needed), press in the clutch, and push the starter button.
B
One has to turn on the ignition, make sure the kill switch is off, change the gear to neutral, apply choke (if needed), pull in clutch, and press the starter button.
C
None of the above
D
Turning the ignition switch ON, and making sure the engine kill switch in not in the "OFF" position., change the gear to neutral, apply choke (if needed), pull in the clutch and press the starter button.
Question 2 Explanation: 
Once the engine starts you should slowly move into first gear while keeping your feet on the ground. Release the clutch slowly as you begin to move forward. Put your feet on the footrests and continue to release the clutch. Release fuel to the engine by pressing the throttle.
Question 3
In case of taking a turn too fast, what are the possible outcomes? (Choose 2)
A
The rider may panic and brake too hard and thus lock the wheels, slide, and then crash.
B
None of the above
C
The body of the rider will lean more than what is necessary.
D
The motorcycle can slide off the road and crash.
Question 3 Explanation: 
It is important to slow down before turns as a motorcycle is prone to sliding and crashing in case it is made to take a turn too fast.
Question 4
When two vehicles approach a four-way stop sign intersection at right angles to each other and at the same time:
A
Neither one is correct.
B
The vehicle approaching from the left should have the courtesy to proceed first.
C
The one moving faster.
D
The vehicle approaching from the right should have the courtesy to proceed first.
Question 5
To keep control over the motorcycle, one should…
A
Not put on the headlights.
B
Try not to apply brakes when making a turn.
C
Stay away from shifting lanes.
D
Try to downshift when stopping.
Question 5 Explanation: 
One should reduce speed when nearing a turn. If you have to brake, do so before you enter the turning position.
Question 6
Wearing protective clothing helps to…
A
Minimize and prevent hurt or damage caused by collisions and the impact of debris, wind and rain.
B
Prevent sunburns on bright summer days.
C
Protect the motorcyclist from mosquitoes.
D
Protect the rider from insects.
Question 6 Explanation: 
Protective clothing also helps motorcyclists to remain impervious to the effects of bad weather. Try to wear brightly colored and reflective clothing as this increases your visibility to other drivers.
Question 7
Upshifting or downshifting on a curve:
A
Is better than shifting before the curve
B
Should only be done if it can be done smoothly
C
Is the best way to control your speed
D
Is never an appropriate option
Question 8
Which lanes should be avoided on a freeway with three or more lanes?
A
All of the above
B
It is important to be careful. The lanes do not matter.
C
The passing lane.
D
The centre lane.
Question 8 Explanation: 
The centre lane should be avoided by the motorcyclists as they will not have a blocking position. They should prefer outer lanes, where they can see the entrance ramps and mergers from a good distance.
Question 9
In the unlikely event of being chased by a dog, what should you do? (Choose 2)
A
All of the above
B
Continue riding and avoid the dog as it shall be outrun by the motorcycle anyway.
C
Avoid kicking the dog and maintaining the control and balance of the bike.
D
Get the dog out of the way by kicking it gently and then focus on driving.
Question 9 Explanation: 
You should try altering the speed of the motorcycle to confuse the dog. Do not lose your focus while driving.
Question 10
In case a large animal is one the road, what should you do?
A
Try to swerve around it.
B
Ride into the animal in order to avoid skidding.
C
Get off the moving motorcycle.
D
None of the mentioned steps should be followed.
Question 10 Explanation: 
The first priority should be to try to brake but if it is not possible, try maneuvering around it.
Question 11
When driving a motorcycle in the right curb lane, which tire track should you be in?
A
You should drive in the right tire track.
B
You should not be driving in the curb lane.
C
You should drive in the left tire track.
D
You should drive in the centre tire track.
Question 11 Explanation: 
One should use the left tire track as it ensures other drivers on the road can see you clearly and hence will keep them from entering the lane in which you are driving at the time.
Question 12
What should you get from the seller when you are buying a privately used motorcycle?
A
The permit and the license plates.
B
The driving license of the seller.
C
A receipt for the purchase.
D
Used Vehicle Information package.
Question 12 Explanation: 
The newly-owned vehicle has to be registered within 6 days at a Driver and License Issuing Office. The vehicle should be accompanied by an information package that shall include the details of the vehicle.
Question 13
Weaving in and out of heavy traffic is:
A
The best way to pass stopped vehicles at an intersection.
B
A sign of inexperienced or aggressive riders.
C
A common practice of experienced riders.
D
The best way to get to your destination fast.
Question 13 Explanation: 
Weaving in and out of heavy traffic is a sure sign of a careless rider
Question 14
When should the headlights of the motorcycle be turned on?
A
They should be switched on only during the day.
B
The need to be turned on only between sunrise and sunset.
C
They should be on all the time, even in the daytime.
D
The headlights should be switched on only at night.
Question 14 Explanation: 
Headlights are important because they make you more visible to other drivers on the road and prevent collisions.
Question 15
Driving on the paved shoulder on the right side of the road is acceptable if one is…
A
Passing a vehicle that is turning to the left.
B
Driving in front of a large vehicle.
C
Experiencing an emergency of some sort.
D
Driving past a vehicle that is turning to the right.
Question 15 Explanation: 
One cannot drive on the right shoulder if it has not been paved. The left shoulder, paved or not, cannot be driven upon under any circumstance.
Question 16
Which lanes should be avoided when changing lanes on a freeway and why?
A
The lane next to an exit ramp. Other vehicles may not see you and might cut you off in front as they exit.
B
One should steer clear of freeway lanes that are difficult to merge into. You should do this even if you have the signal on early.
C
All answers are correct.
D
The lane next to the entrance ramp from where all the traffic will be merging.
Question 16 Explanation: 
While changing lanes on the freeway it is a priority to ensure that other vehicles on the road can see you properly and also that you will not be blocked by anybody or be a block to anybody.
Question 17
When you have your M2, preferably M license, what are the necessary instructions that you are going to give to the passengers in case they have to ride with you?
A
After the motorcycle has started, get on and sit towards the rear end of the motorcycle and cling to the handlebars.
B
After the motorcycle has started, get on and sit as close to you as possible, and hold your waist firmly.
C
After the motorcycle has started, get on and sit as close to you as possible, and cling to the handlebars.
D
After the motorcycle has started, get on and sit towards the rear end of the motorcycle, and hold your waist firmly.
Question 17 Explanation: 
The passengers should be instructed to keep their feet on the footrests and to bend when you do while riding the motorcycle. They should also be asked to refrain from any sudden movement and avoid talking to you.
Question 18
When accelerating or applying the brakes, one should do the following to maintain strong control and grip over the motorcycle…
A
Move one’s weight as far back as one can.
B
Maintain as upright and vertical a position as possible.
C
Angle the motorcycle towards the right.
D
Angle the motorcycle towards the left.
Question 18 Explanation: 
Maintain your control over the motorcycle by firmly gripping the gas tank with your knees. Hold onto the handlebars properly in case the motorcycle bounces, so that you do not lose control over it.
Question 19
Checking the mirrors is especially needed when…
A
One is going to halt at an intersection.
B
One is about to start the motorcycle.
C
One is going to embark on a long trip.
D
One is planning to change lanes, make a turn, stop, or slow down.
Question 19 Explanation: 
When slowing down use the brake lights to alert the other drivers. Keep in mind that when you are downshifting, the brake lights will not switch on.
Question 20
What should one do in a blind curve when the view of the path ahead is restricted?
A
Drive in the centre of the road.
B
Switch the four-way flashers on so others will be able to see you.
C
Drive near the boundaries of the road.
D
Put yourself in a position where you can see as much as possible of the road ahead
Question 20 Explanation: 
Keep an eye out for slick spots, broken road bits, and bumps on the curve ahead.
Question 21
What are the ways by which motorcyclists can make themselves more visible during the nighttime?
A
By wearing protective gear.
B
By switching the headlight and tail-lights on and by wearing brightly-coloured clothing and helmet.
C
By keeping the four-way flashers switched on the whole time.
D
By wearing dark clothing in deep colours.
Question 21 Explanation: 
Bright colours like red and yellow are recommended. Reflective vests and reflective stripes on the helmet help a lot.
Question 22
Where should you place the helmet if you are pulled off the road and you need help?
A
The helmet should be kept on so that you do not have to put it on again.
B
The helmet should be hung on the handlebars.
C
The helmet should be placed on the road near your motorcycle.
D
The helmet should be fastened to the back of the motorcycle.
Question 22 Explanation: 
Placing the helmet on the road next to the bike is an effective signal to alert the other drivers that you are in the need of help.
Question 23
In case the back tire blows out, where should you shift your weight?
A
The weight should not be shifted.
B
The weight should be alternated between the front and the back.
C
The weight should be shifted to the back.
D
The weight should be shifted to the front.
Question 23 Explanation: 
In case the back tire blows out, the weight should not be shifted and you should stay where you are to maintain your balance.
Question 24
What are the leading factors of motorcycle collision at intersections?
A
Vehicles driving forward at the intersection.
B
Not keeping the headlights on all the time.
C
Driving out from a side street or because of another vehicle turning left into the motorcyclist’s way.
D
Neglecting to use both the front and back brakes.
Question 24 Explanation: 
Many drivers are unable to see a motorcycle making its way towards them. To avoid risks, drive towards an intersection slowly and keep your distance from vehicles that can block others’ views of you.
Question 25
In case you are pulling off the road, what steps should you take?
A
Check the mirrors and signal before pulling off.
B
Make sure that the spot you choose is away from the moving traffic to avoid any accidents.
C
Make sure that the surface of the road is hard and good to drive on.
D
All the mentioned steps should be followed.
Question 25 Explanation: 
You should pull off the road in case you feel tired or need to check something out. You should make sure that you choose a spot away from the main road in order to keep other vehicles from driving into you.
Question 26
When driving a motorcycle in the passing lane, which tire track should you be in?
A
One should not be driving in the passing lane at any time.
B
The right tire track.
C
In the centre tire track.
D
The left tire track.
Question 26 Explanation: 
One should use the right tire track as it ensures other drivers on the road can see you clearly and hence it keeps them from entering the lane in which you are driving at that time.
Question 27
A solid line at the left of your lane means:
A
Pass only when no traffic is sight.
B
Overtake and pass with caution.
C
Pass at your discretion.
D
It is unsafe to pass.
Question 28
When riding with a group of motorcyclists, a staggered formation...
A
Should not be used on curves, during turns, or when entering or exiting a highway
B
Should be used when riding on curves
C
Is recommended at all times
D
Is never recommended
Question 28 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 29
Why is it deemed dangerous to slow down your motorcycle by reducing the throttle or simply downshifting? (Choose 2)
A
The brake lights will not turn on, thereby, making it dangerous to slow down.
B
This way of slowing down is appropriate and is not dangerous at all.
C
The other drivers will not know you are slowing down.
D
All of the above
Question 29 Explanation: 
You should always turn the brake lights on in order to alert the other driver behind you that you are slowing down.
Question 30
What are the things that should be checked on a motorcycle weekly, apart from the specific routine checks?
A
The rims and wheels, shock absorbers, brakes, chain, tire tread, and all other hardware should be checked weekly.
B
Tire tread, shockers, paint, stereo, seat cover, and all other software should be checked weekly.
C
Tire tread, shockers, brakes, stereo, seat cover, and all other hardware should be checked weekly.
D
The rims and wheels, shockers, brakes, chain, stereo, and all other hardware should be checked weekly.
Question 30 Explanation: 
You should also check the coolant and the battery of your motorcycle, depending upon the make of your motorcycle.
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