Ontario M1 Test Rules7

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Question 1
If visibility is becoming increasingly poor due to foggy conditions, motorcyclists should:
A
Move off the road, find a safe place to park, and wait until the fog clears up before attempting to continue driving.
B
Drive at a reduced speed and use the horn to alert other drivers of their presence.
C
Shift to the fast lane and drive quickly to get out of the fog.
D
Turn the motorcycle flashers on, pull over, and park in the left lane.
Question 1 Explanation: 
Driving in heavy fog is dangerous, especially for motorcyclists, so it is best not to continue driving in heavy fog. It is important not to stop in the left lane, or any part of the road that is used by traffic, since vehicles approaching from behind may not be able to see you in time to stop.
Question 2
When changing the colour of a motorcycle, what is the motorcyclist required to do?
A
Inform the Driver and Vehicle License Issuing Office within 6 days of the change.
B
Adhere to all road safety standards; no other action is needed.
C
Inform the Driver and Vehicle License Issuing Office within 60 days of the change.
D
Apply for a new Drive Clean emissions test.
Question 2 Explanation: 
A license plate and a vehicle permit are required to register a motorcycle. The vehicle permit contains an exact description of the motorcycle; any change to the appearance of the motorcycle must be registered.
Question 3
How does cold weather affect motorcycles?
A
It results in the handlebars freezing.
B
It increases the temperature of the engine oil.
C
It decreases the tire pressure.
D
It results in the brake fluid freezing.
Question 3 Explanation: 
It is important to check tire pressure regularly, especially when driving in colder weather.
Question 4
What does a motorcyclist need to know when carrying a passenger?
A
None of the statements is correct.
B
The motorcycle will respond slower due to the extra weight.
C
The motorcycle will respond more quickly due to the extra weight.
D
The motorcycle will respond more quickly due to the extra weight.
Question 4 Explanation: 
When carrying a passenger, drive slowly and leave more space between vehicles since the motorcycle will respond slower due to the extra weight.
Question 5
When driving a motorcycle, it is dangerous to attempt to…
A
Carry a passenger.
B
Adjust the mirrors.
C
Glance at other vehicles on the road.
D
Switch on the motorcycle’s four-way flashers.
Question 5 Explanation: 
Mirrors must be properly adjusted so that the driver is able to keep track of traffic around the motorcycle. Do not attempt to adjust the mirrors when driving; be sure they are properly adjusted before driving. Even with properly-adjusted mirrors, and a mirror check, it is important to do a shoulder check before changing lanes.
Question 6
What are the 3 steps to driving over objects safely?
A
Grip the handlebars firmly, curve to one side and accelerate smoothly.
B
Grip the handlebars firmly, curve to one side and use the footrests to rise slightly above the seat.
C
Grip the handlebars firmly, maintain a straight path and use the footrests to rise slightly above the seat.
D
Grip the handlebars firmly, maintain a straight path, then use the threshold braking system.
Question 6 Explanation: 
It is best to drive around objects on the road, but if you are unable to do so, use special care when driving over the object. Grip the handlebars firmly, maintain a straight path, and use the footrests to rise slightly above the seat. To protect the front suspension somewhat, apply the throttle, but only slightly. To maintain better control of the bike, avoid stiffening up.
Question 7
If a vehicle suddenly stops in front of a motorcyclist or suddenly cuts the motorcyclist off by entering the lane too closely in front, what should the motorcyclist do to avert an accident?
A
Adjust speed, and change lanes if necessary.
B
Apply both brakes immediately and stop as quickly as possible.
C
Honk the horn to alert the other driver.
D
Apply the front brakes immediately, and stop as quickly as possible.
Question 7 Explanation: 
In a situation like this, braking probably won’t prevent the motorcyclist from hitting the vehicle ahead. The best solution is to move quickly out of the vehicle’s path. Do this with counter-steering (leaning your motorcycle in the direction you want to go). It isn't safe to apply only the front brakes when braking quickly; always use both front and back brakes together.
Question 8
Which of the following is required for registering or renewing the registration of a motorcycle?
A
Proof that one owns a helmet.
B
Proof that one owns the motorcycle which is being registered.
C
None of these proofs are required.
D
Proof of valid insurance coverage.
Question 8 Explanation: 
Providing false proof of insurance is a felony; consequences could include a large fine, a license suspension, or confiscation of the motorcycle in question.
Question 9
Why is it important to drive with the wrists held low?
A
So that the speed is not mistakenly increased.
B
So that the speed is not suddenly decreased.
C
So that the brake is not applied mistakenly.
D
None of the statements is correct.
Question 9 Explanation: 
It is important to maintain proper posture on the motorcycle in order to steer properly and maintain balance and speed. Low placement of the wrists ensures speed is not increased mistakenly; it also enables the rider to reach the front brake lever more effectively.
Question 10
When approaching an intersection, a motorcyclist notices a vehicle pulled over toward the curb. The motorcyclist should…
A
Accelerate and shift to the right tire track.
B
Decrease speed and shift to the right tire track.
C
Decrease speed and shift to the left tire track.
D
Accelerate and shift to the left tire track.
Question 10 Explanation: 
Shift to the left tire track to be more visible to the other driver. Slow down, be prepared to stop or take appropriate evasive manoeuvres if necessary.
Question 11
Upon approaching a stop sign, what does the law require motorcyclists to do before entering the intersection?
A
Slow down, honk the horn and proceed.
B
Slow down, and if the way is clear, proceed.
C
Stop, honk the horn, then proceed.
D
Stop, and when it is safe to do so, proceed.
Question 12
When preparing to drive an unfamiliar motorcycle, it is important to…
A
Check the size of the motorcycle.
B
Check the style of the motorcycle.
C
Wear a helmet.
D
Check the brakes.
Question 12 Explanation: 
After testing the braking system, study the controls of the motorcycle. Placement and functions of controls can vary; it is important to be acquainted with those of a new motorcycle before driving it.
Question 13
What items are received upon registration of a motorcycle?
A
An insurance slip and a vehicle permit.
B
An insurance slip and a license plate.
C
A vehicle permit and a license plate.
D
None of the answers is correct.
Question 13 Explanation: 
Every vehicle using public roads in Ontario must have a legal license plate. Drivers are required to carry proof of insurance as well as the vehicle permit for the vehicle being driven.
Question 14
According to the law in Ontario, motorcyclists and passengers are required to…
A
Wear officially certified motorcycle helmets. The helmet chin-strap must be securely fastened.
B
Stop driving at night.
C
Wear brightly-coloured apparel at all times.
D
Carry a tool kit at all times.
Question 14 Explanation: 
Wearing a helmet is essential to safe motorcycling. Ensure that the helmet meets safety standards, is sturdy and is in good condition. Helmets that have been involved in an accident should be replaced, as their effectiveness has most likely been compromised.
Question 15
On a paved road with two lanes, which part of the road will accumulate a greater amount of sand and gravel?
A
In the right and left tire tracks.
B
In the centre of the road.
C
Along the edge of the road.
D
Across the entire road.
Question 15 Explanation: 
The edges of the road collect the most gravel, sand and debris. Winds and the tires of fast-moving vehicles send the gravel, sand and debris to the side. Motorcyclists should steer clear of road edges when entering or leaving a freeway or when making turns at intersections.
Question 16
When starting a motorcycle on an uphill incline, what should a motorcyclist avoid? (Choose 2)
A
Rolling backwards.
B
Shifting into first gear.
C
Shifting into first gear.
D
Stalling.
Question 16 Explanation: 
When starting a motorcycle on an uphill incline, it is important to apply the front brakes gently, then shift into first gear in order to prevent stalling or rolling backwards.
Question 17
What type of helmet offers motorcyclists the best protection?
A
A half-faced helmet.
B
A full-faced helmet.
C
None of the helmets listed qualify.
D
All helmets provide the same level of protection as long as they are strapped securely on the motorcyclist’s head.
Question 17 Explanation: 
Full-faced helmets offer the best protection. A wide variety of sizes and styles are available for full-faced helmets. It is advisable to pick helmets with bright colours and reflective strips or patches.
Question 18
Is it permissible to carry passengers with an M1 license?
A
No, it is against the law to carry passengers with an M1 license.
B
It is permissible when driving a motorcycle below 60 km/h.
C
It is permissible when driving a moped.
D
It is permissible when driving a moped below 60 km/h.
Question 18 Explanation: 
It is illegal for M1 drivers to carry passengers at any time. Passengers are never permitted on mopeds.
Question 19
What should a motorcyclist do if the chain breaks? (Choose 2)
A
As soon as it is safe to do so, pull off the road.
B
Apply the brakes hard and fast in order to stop the motorcycle immediately.
C
Hold the handlebars firmly to maintain control of the motorcycle.
D
Speed up and continue driving.
Question 19 Explanation: 
: Chains can break when they are over-extended; this can result in skidding. Be sure to keep control of the motorcycle and move off the road as soon as it is safe to do so. When applying the brakes, always do so in a smooth manner. It is not safe to apply the brakes hard and fast; this could result in skidding, or in being hit from behind by other motorists who would not be expecting such an action.
Question 20
If a motorcyclist completes a safety course at the M2 level, how is the waiting period for applying for an M license affected?
A
It reduces the waiting period by 4 months.
B
It reduces the waiting period by 6 months.
C
It reduces the waiting period by 2 months.
D
It reduces the waiting period by 1 month.
Question 20 Explanation: 
In addition to decreasing the amount of time spent at the M2 level, a motorcycle safety course teaches relevant driving skills and provides invaluable instructions on safety.
Question 21
A motorcyclist is stopped behind a vehicle at an intersection. The motorcyclist notices another vehicle quickly approaching from behind; the other vehicle’s speed poses the risk of the motorcycle being hit. The motorcyclist should be prepared to…
A
Move out of the lane and pull alongside the vehicle ahead.
B
Accelerate into the intersection.
C
Pull closer to the vehicle ahead.
D
No action is needed; the vehicle behind is required by law to stop at the intersection.
Question 21 Explanation: 
Even when stopped at an intersection it is important to be aware of other drivers and take appropriate action as needed to avoid collisions.
Question 22
Which mirrors give drivers the impression that objects are farther away than they actually are?
A
Tinted mirrors.
B
Convex mirrors.
C
Broken mirrors.
D
Flat mirrors.
Question 22 Explanation: 
Mirrors give a strong general idea of the situation on the road, but they do not provide an image of the road that is 100% accurate. All vehicles, including motorcycles, have blind spots, so it is important to always perform a shoulder check before changing lanes.
Question 23
What method should a motorcyclist use to avert a collision?
A
Quickly lean the motorcycle in the direction you want to turn and drive around the collision.
B
Slowly tilt your motorcycle in the direction you want to turn and drive around the collision with care.
C
All answers are correct.
D
Increase speed rapidly to get around the collision, then come to a stop.
Question 23 Explanation: 
Leaning the motorcycle in the direction you wish to travel enables you to change direction quickly. This is known as the counter-steering method.
Question 24
What is the role played by road race or clamp-on handlebars?
A
They increase the capacity to execute good shoulder checks.
B
They increase the capacity to execute good shoulder checks and ensure the motorcyclist doesn’t get tired quickly.
C
They reduce the capacity to execute good shoulder checks, but ensure the motorcyclist doesn’t get tired quickly.
D
They reduce the capacity to perform good shoulder checks and can cause the motorcyclist to tire easily.
Question 24 Explanation: 
Even though these add-ons may look attractive, they hinder a motorcyclist's ability to perform shoulder checks and can cause the motorcyclist to tire quickly.
Question 25
A red signal light with a green arrow showing indicates:
A
Drivers may proceed with caution in the direction of arrow.
B
Drivers must stop and wait for a regular green signal before turning in the direction of the arrow.
C
Drivers must stop; pedestrians may proceed in the direction of the arrow.
D
Drivers must come to a full stop, then proceed through the intersection in the direction of the arrow.
Question 25 Explanation: 
The ‘advanced’ green arrow at an intersection enables drivers the opportunity to turn in a direction that may otherwise be too difficult to proceed due to oncoming traffic.
Question 26
Are motorcyclists from other provinces permitted to drive in Ontario?
A
Yes, provided they are at least 18 years of age and have a valid motorcycle license.
B
Yes, provided they are at least 21 years of age and have a valid driver’s license.
C
Yes, provided they are at least 18 years of age and have a valid driver’s license.
D
Yes, provided they are at least 16 years of age and have a valid motorcycle license.
Question 26 Explanation: 
A valid G driver’s license is not sufficient for driving a motorcycle; a valid motorcycle license, Class M1, M2, or M is required. If a motorcyclists plan to stay in Ontario more than 60 days, they must apply for an Ontario motorcycle license.
Question 27
A broken line to the left of a lane means:
A
Passing is permitted if the lane is clear.
B
Passing is permitted only during daylight hours.
C
Passing is not permitted at any time.
D
Passing is permitted at any time.
Question 28
What is the minimum depth of the tire tread recommended for motorcycle tires?
A
2.5 mm
B
1.5 mm
C
0.5 mm
D
3.5 mm
Question 28 Explanation: 
The traction and the braking ability of your motorcycle will be negatively affected in case of improper tire tread. The tire tread should be even and a minimum depth of the tire tread should be 1.5mm to ensure best braking.
Question 29
Which documents must be carried at all times when driving a motorcycle?
A
A valid class M driver’s license.
B
None of them.
C
A driver’s license, proof the motorcycle is insured (ie. the pink liability insurance card), and a vehicle registration card.
D
Proof the motorcycle is insured (ie. the pink liability insurance card).
Question 29 Explanation: 
When requested by a law enforcement officer, drivers must provide these documents on the spot; if any document is missing, a fine is issued immediately.
Question 30
When making modifications to a motorcycle what must the motorcyclist first ensure?
A
Ensure that the safety and performance of the motorcycle are not affected in any manner.
B
Ensure that all modifications are made properly.
C
Ensure that all modifications comply with the Highway Traffic Act.
D
All answers are correct.
Question 30 Explanation: 
Assess the possible effects of modifications in advance. Some modifications can affect performance and safety, while others might not meet legal standards; if this is the case, the modifications must not be made.
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