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
Which lanes should be avoided when changing lanes on a freeway and why?
A
The lane next to the entrance ramp from where all the traffic will be merging.
B
The lane next to an exit ramp. Other vehicles may not see you and might cut you off in front as they exit.
C
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.
D
All answers are correct.
Question 1 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 2
In case the back tire blows out, where should you shift your weight?
A
The weight should be shifted to the front.
B
The weight should be alternated between the front and the back.
C
The weight should not be shifted.
D
The weight should be shifted to the back.
Question 2 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 3
When two vehicles approach a four-way stop sign intersection at right angles to each other and at the same time:
A
The one moving faster.
B
The vehicle approaching from the left should have the courtesy to proceed first.
C
The vehicle approaching from the right should have the courtesy to proceed first.
D
Neither one is correct.
Question 4
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
Angle the motorcycle towards the right.
C
Angle the motorcycle towards the left.
D
Maintain as upright and vertical a position as possible.
Question 4 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 5
What are the leading factors of motorcycle collision at intersections?
A
Driving out from a side street or because of another vehicle turning left into the motorcyclist’s way.
B
Vehicles driving forward at the intersection.
C
Neglecting to use both the front and back brakes.
D
Not keeping the headlights on all the time.
Question 5 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 6
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
Put yourself in a position where you can see as much as possible of the road ahead
D
Drive near the boundaries of the road.
Question 6 Explanation: 
Keep an eye out for slick spots, broken road bits, and bumps on the curve ahead.
Question 7
To keep control over the motorcycle, one should…
A
Try not to apply brakes when making a turn.
B
Stay away from shifting lanes.
C
Try to downshift when stopping.
D
Not put on the headlights.
Question 7 Explanation: 
One should reduce speed when nearing a turn. If you have to brake, do so before you enter the turning position.
Question 8
In case of taking a turn too fast, what are the possible outcomes? (Choose 2)
A
None of the above
B
The motorcycle can slide off the road and crash.
C
The body of the rider will lean more than what is necessary.
D
The rider may panic and brake too hard and thus lock the wheels, slide, and then crash.
Question 8 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 9
Wearing protective clothing helps to…
A
Protect the motorcyclist from mosquitoes.
B
Protect the rider from insects.
C
Prevent sunburns on bright summer days.
D
Minimize and prevent hurt or damage caused by collisions and the impact of debris, wind and rain.
Question 9 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 10
Checking the mirrors is especially needed when…
A
One is going to embark on a long trip.
B
One is planning to change lanes, make a turn, stop, or slow down.
C
One is about to start the motorcycle.
D
One is going to halt at an intersection.
Question 10 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 11
In case you are pulling off the road, what steps should you take?
A
Make sure that the spot you choose is away from the moving traffic to avoid any accidents.
B
Check the mirrors and signal before pulling off.
C
All the mentioned steps should be followed.
D
Make sure that the surface of the road is hard and good to drive on.
Question 11 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 12
Why is it deemed dangerous to slow down your motorcycle by reducing the throttle or simply downshifting? (Choose 2)
A
All of the above
B
The other drivers will not know you are slowing down.
C
This way of slowing down is appropriate and is not dangerous at all.
D
The brake lights will not turn on, thereby, making it dangerous to slow down.
Question 12 Explanation: 
You should always turn the brake lights on in order to alert the other driver behind you that you are slowing down.
Question 13
What are the things that should be checked on a motorcycle weekly, apart from the specific routine checks?
A
Tire tread, shockers, paint, stereo, seat cover, and all other software should be checked weekly.
B
The rims and wheels, shock absorbers, brakes, chain, tire tread, and all other hardware 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 13 Explanation: 
You should also check the coolant and the battery of your motorcycle, depending upon the make of your motorcycle.
Question 14
Driving on the paved shoulder on the right side of the road is acceptable if one is…
A
Driving past a vehicle that is turning to the right.
B
Driving in front of a large vehicle.
C
Passing a vehicle that is turning to the left.
D
Experiencing an emergency of some sort.
Question 14 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 15
A flashing green light at the intersection where turns to the left and right are permitted indicates what? (Choose 3)
A
You must stop.
B
You may turn to the right if the way is clear.
C
You may proceed straight through if the way is clear.
D
You may turn to the left if the way is clear.
Question 16
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 17
Weaving in and out of heavy traffic is:
A
A sign of inexperienced or aggressive riders.
B
The best way to get to your destination fast.
C
The best way to pass stopped vehicles at an intersection.
D
A common practice of experienced riders.
Question 17 Explanation: 
Weaving in and out of heavy traffic is a sure sign of a careless rider
Question 18
Upshifting or downshifting on a curve:
A
Is better than shifting before the curve
B
Is never an appropriate option
C
Is the best way to control your speed
D
Should only be done if it can be done smoothly
Question 19
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 hold your waist firmly.
B
After the motorcycle has started, get on and sit as close to you as possible, and cling to the handlebars.
C
After the motorcycle has started, get on and sit towards the rear end of the motorcycle and cling to the handlebars.
D
After the motorcycle has started, get on and sit as close to you as possible, and hold your waist firmly.
Question 19 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 20
Where should you place the helmet if you are pulled off the road and you need help?
A
The helmet should be fastened to the back of the motorcycle.
B
The helmet should be placed on the road near your motorcycle.
C
The helmet should be kept on so that you do not have to put it on again.
D
The helmet should be hung on the handlebars.
Question 20 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 21
In case a large animal is one the road, what should you do?
A
Try to swerve around it.
B
None of the mentioned steps should be followed.
C
Ride into the animal in order to avoid skidding.
D
Get off the moving motorcycle.
Question 21 Explanation: 
The first priority should be to try to brake but if it is not possible, try maneuvering around it.
Question 22
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
None of the above
C
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.
D
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.
Question 22 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 23
What are the ways by which motorcyclists can make themselves more visible during the nighttime?
A
By wearing dark clothing in deep colours.
B
By switching the headlight and tail-lights on and by wearing brightly-coloured clothing and helmet.
C
By wearing protective gear.
D
By keeping the four-way flashers switched on the whole time.
Question 23 Explanation: 
Bright colours like red and yellow are recommended. Reflective vests and reflective stripes on the helmet help a lot.
Question 24
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 never recommended
D
Is recommended at all times
Question 24 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 25
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 25 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 26
In the unlikely event of being chased by a dog, what should you do? (Choose 2)
A
Get the dog out of the way by kicking it gently and then focus on driving.
B
All of the above
C
Continue riding and avoid the dog as it shall be outrun by the motorcycle anyway.
D
Avoid kicking the dog and maintaining the control and balance of the bike.
Question 26 Explanation: 
You should try altering the speed of the motorcycle to confuse the dog. Do not lose your focus while driving.
Question 27
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
In the centre tire track.
C
The left tire track.
D
The right tire track.
Question 27 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 28
When should the headlights of the motorcycle be turned on?
A
The need to be turned on only between sunrise and sunset.
B
They should be on all the time, even in the daytime.
C
They should be switched on only during the day.
D
The headlights should be switched on only at night.
Question 28 Explanation: 
Headlights are important because they make you more visible to other drivers on the road and prevent collisions.
Question 29
Which lanes should be avoided on a freeway with three or more lanes?
A
It is important to be careful. The lanes do not matter.
B
The passing lane.
C
All of the above
D
The centre lane.
Question 29 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 30
What should you get from the seller when you are buying a privately used motorcycle?
A
The driving license of the seller.
B
A receipt for the purchase.
C
The permit and the license plates.
D
Used Vehicle Information package.
Question 30 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.
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