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M1 Test Ontario – Rules 02

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Question 1
What is the best way to learn to ride a motorcycle?
A
By enrolling for a motorcycle riding and safety course authorized by the Ministry of Transportation.
B
By learning from a friend who knows how to drive.
C
None of them.
D
By studying a motorcycle training manual.
Question 1 Explanation: 
A motorcycle training course designed and/or authorized by the Ministry will ensure new drivers learn the necessary skills and develop the know-how to drive safely. Most courses provide the Level 1 exit test as part of the course and reduce the length of time needed at the M2 level.
Question 2
What must be done when changing gears on a motorcycle?
A
The engine kill switch must be used.
B
The clutch must be disengaged.
C
The tachometer must be disengaged.
D
The clutch must be engaged.
Question 2 Explanation: 
The clutch is the lever on the left handlebar of the motorcycle. You must disengage the clutch when changing gears.
Question 3
Never change lanes without:
A
Signaling, checking your mirrors and doing a shoulder check.
B
Changing gears.
C
Signaling and decreasing speed.
D
Sounding the horn loudly first.
Question 4
How often should a motorcyclist check the mirrors while driving?
A
Every 8-10 seconds.
B
Every 5-7 seconds.
C
Every 11-13 seconds.
D
Every 2-4 seconds.
Question 4 Explanation: 
Checking mirrors frequently helps motorcyclists keep track of what is going on around them so they avoid surprises. It is essential to check the mirrors regularly during poor weather, when visibility is poor, on highways and while slowing down or turning.
Question 5
Why should lane splitting be avoided?
A
It prevents cars from changing lanes.
B
It results in motorcyclists driving too close to other vehicles; drivers do not expect motorcyclists between lanes.
C
It is a danger to novice drivers, but experienced drivers are permitted to do so.
D
It is dangerous when carrying a passenger, but otherwise safe to do.
Question 5 Explanation: 
Lane splitting refers to driving between vehicles in adjacent lanes (ie. along the white line between lanes). It is very dangerous because the slightest shift in position from any of the other vehicles can result in an accident since there is very little room for the motorcyclist to maneuver.
Question 6
How can motorcyclists communicate with other drivers?
A
By using turn signals and shoulder checks.
B
By making eye contact with other drivers.
C
All answers are correct.
D
By using brake lights and the horn if required.
Question 6 Explanation: 
Communicating well with other drivers is essential for safe driving. In any given situation, motorcyclists must use appropriate methods to communicate with other drivers; in most cases, more than one method must be used to communicate well.
Question 7
What should motorcyclists do when a signal light changes from green to amber as they approach an intersection?
A
Stop. If a stop cannot be made safely, proceed with caution.
B
Sound horn loudly to warn pedestrians and other drivers that they are driving through the intersection.
C
Speed up to clear the intersection as quickly as possible.
D
Continue through the intersection without slowing or stopping.
Question 8
Which way should a motorcyclist position the motorcycle when attempting to move out of a parking spot that is parallel to the side of the road?
A
The motorcycle should be angled so that it faces opposite to the intended direction.
B
The motorcycle should be positioned across the parking spot so that the motorcyclist has a clear view of all sides.
C
None of these positions is correct.
D
The motorcycle should be angled so that it faces the intended direction.
Question 8 Explanation: 
Positioning the motorcycle across the parking spot helps ensure that the motorcyclist has a good view of the road and that the motorcycle is visible to other vehicles on the road, especially if the road has numerous cars parked on both sides.
Question 9
What are the risks posed to motorcyclists by large vehicles?
A
Large vehicles possess small blind spots.
B
Large vehicles make wide turns.
C
Large vehicles block significant amounts of slush and snow from the motorcyclist.
D
Large vehicles roll forward after the brakes are applied and the vehicle has stopped.
Question 9 Explanation: 
Remain a good distance from large vehicles, especially when they are about to turn. Large vehicles make wide turns, and have large blind spots. Moving into the space that opens up as a large vehicle swings out to make its turn could result in the motorcyclist being hit, since the driver of the large vehicle will most likely not be able to see the motorcycle.
Question 10
What should motorcyclists do if they need to make a sudden stop on a wet/slippery surface?
A
Motorcyclists should smoothly apply the front and rear brakes at the same time.
B
Motorcyclists should shift gears, and continue driving since it is not safe to stop.
C
Motorcyclists should smoothly apply the rear brake.
D
Motorcyclists should smoothly apply the front brake.
Question 10 Explanation: 
Motorcyclists should always apply both brakes smoothly at the same time. This ensures safer, more efficient stopping. Do not apply the brakes in a sudden, jerky manner.
Question 11
What factors should motorcyclists keep in mind regarding blind spots? (Choose 2)
A
Motorcyclists should drive only in the blind spots of other motorcyclists.
B
Motorcyclists should not drive in other drivers’ blind spots.
C
Motorcyclists should avoid having other vehicles driving in their blind spot.
D
Motorcyclists should know that only large vehicles are required to check blind spots.
Question 11 Explanation: 
Avoid other drivers’ blind spots whenever possible. Use caution when you have no choice but to drive in someone's blind spot. If possible, avoid having other vehicles drive in your blind spot: slow down, speed up, or change lanes as the situation warrants.
Question 12
Before driving a motorcycle, responsible motorcyclists begin by:
A
Purchasing a case of repair tools in case the motorcycle breaks down.
B
Checking the motorcycle thoroughly to ensure it is in proper working condition.
C
Installing safety bars for passengers to hold.
D
Ensuring the motorcycle is equipped with a spare helmet.
Question 12 Explanation: 
Since the degree of damage experienced in motorcycle accidents is greater than with other motor vehicles, it is essential to perform a thorough inspection of the motorcycle to ensure that it is safe to drive.
Question 13
What should motorcyclists do when a vehicle is approaching to pass?
A
Drive in the right tire track of their lane.
B
Maintain lane placement.
C
Drive in the left tire track of their lane.
D
Drive in the center of their lane.
Question 13 Explanation: 
Moving from the blocking position toward the center of the lane helps maintain a safe distance from passing vehicles. By keeping out of harm’s way in this manner, motorcyclists are safer and less likely to be struck by passing vehicles.
Question 14
A high-speed wobble can be effectively managed by:
A
Slowly decreasing the speed of the motorcycle.
B
Accelerating while gripping the handlebars firmly to resist the wobble.
C
Applying the rear brakes only so that all the stopping power is at the back of the motorcycle.
D
Applying the brakes as quickly as possible.
Question 14 Explanation: 
Maintain a firm grip on the handlebars. Reduce speed by closing the throttle. Do not apply the brakes, since that only makes the motorcycle more difficult to control. Never increase speed when the motorcycle is wobbling.
Question 15
When driving on a wet road, an abrupt change in direction or speed can result in skidding. Hence motorcyclists should always:
A
Reduce speed and change direction before it begins to rain.
B
Avoid driving on wet roads.
C
Drive quickly.
D
Turn, brake, accelerate and change gears as smoothly as possible.
Question 15 Explanation: 
Driving in rainy conditions is dangerous. There is less traction on slippery roads, and rain hampers visibility; these facts result in motorcyclists having less control, which increases the risk of accidents. Always drive safely, using smooth, careful movements.
Question 16
When a motorcyclist raises his left arm and points towards the left, with the arm parallel to the ground, what does it signify?
A
The motorcyclist intends to turn left.
B
The motorcyclist is leaving the highway.
C
The motorcyclist is reducing speed and/or intends to stop.
D
The motorcyclist intends to turn right.
Question 16 Explanation: 
If a motorcycle does not have indicator signals, or if they fail to work, motorcyclists must use proper hand signals to communicate with other drivers on the road.
Question 17
What is the minimum time it takes to obtain a full M license?
A
120 days.
B
60 days.
C
22 months.
D
90 days.
Question 17 Explanation: 
The M licensing process is graduated, much like the G license. It begins with a written test for the M1. The M1 exit test to get an M2 may be attempted after 60 days, and must be successfully completed before the 90-day expiration date or a new M1 license must be obtained (M1 tests may be attempted before 60 days when they are offered as part of a Ministry-approved safety course). Application for the M license is not permitted earlier than 20 months after obtaining an M2 license provided a safety course is taken, hence a total of 22 months. If a safety course is not taken, a waiting period of 24 months is required.
Question 18
When a motorcyclist raises his left arm with the arm bent upward at the elbow, what does it signify?
A
The motorcyclist is reducing speed and/or intends to stop.
B
The motorcyclist intends to turn left.
C
The motorcyclist intends to turn right.
D
The motorcyclist is leaving the highway.
Question 18 Explanation: 
If a motorcycle does not have indicator signals, or if they fail to work, motorcyclists must use proper hand signals to communicate with other drivers on the road.
Question 19
What is meant by the term ‘push-steering’, also known as ‘counter-steering’? (Choose 2)
A
It refers to counting the required number of seconds needed in order to complete a turn properly.
B
It refers to the manner in which both the rider and the motorcycle lean in the direction in which the motorcyclist intends to turn.
C
It refers to applying forward pressure on the handlebar of the turning side.
D
It refers to steering against the push of the wind to cut down on resistance.
Question 19 Explanation: 
Applying forward pressure on the handlebar of the turning side causes the motorcycle to lean, while pushing on the other handlebar and applying the throttle causes the motorcycle to straighten and finish the turn.
Question 20
How can use of drugs, consumption of alcohol, or fatigue affect motorcyclists?
A
They reduce motorcyclists' skill and ability to drive properly and safely.
B
They increase motorcyclists’ ability to drive at night.
C
They increase motorcyclists’ ability to drive during rain showers.
D
They reduce motorcyclists’ anxiety so that motorcyclists can drive calmly and carefully.
Question 20 Explanation: 
Any type of drug, illegal or prescribed, can impair motorcyclists’ ability to drive. Fatigue slows reflexes, and can make driving dangerous. Consuming alcohol makes driving a motorcycle especially dangerous.
Question 21
Why are motorcyclists advised not to drive in the center lane(s) of roads that have 3 or more lanes?
A
Motorcyclists don’t have a blocking position when there are lanes on both sides of the motorcycle.
B
Motorcyclists are not able to drive fast enough to be in the center lane.
C
The center lane has more gravel than other lanes, so it is dangerous to drive in it.
D
It is illegal for motorcyclists to drive in the center lane.
Question 21 Explanation: 
Motorcyclists should only drive in a right or left lane in order to have a blocking position. Blocking positions are important because they prevent other drivers from driving too close to the motorcycle.
Question 22
How much following distance should a motorcyclist maintain from other vehicles on the road?
A
A motorcyclist should maintain a minimum following distance of 2 seconds.
B
A motorcyclist should maintain a minimum following distance of 10 seconds.
C
A motorcyclist should maintain a minimum following distance of 12 seconds.
D
A motorcyclist should maintain a minimum following distance of 1 second.
Question 22 Explanation: 
By maintaining a following distance of 2 seconds, motorcyclists have enough time to react and change course if necessary should a problem arise.
Question 23
What is the significance of slowing down when driving behind other vehicles after dark?
A
None of them.
B
It helps maintain an equal distance from the vehicle ahead of the motorcycle.
C
It decreases distance from other vehicles; other drivers can see the motorcycle better.
D
It increases distance from other vehicles; other drivers can see the motorcycle better.
Question 23 Explanation: 
Slowing down and maintaining a greater distance from vehicles in front is advised, especially when roads are wet and intense glare hampers other drivers’ ability to identify a motorcycle amongst all the traffic.
Question 24
What is the best way of obtaining a clear view of everything on the road?
A
Paying attention to and keeping track of surroundings enables motorcyclists to drive defensively and reduces the likelihood of the unexpected, which can cause accidents.
B
All answers are correct.
C
By looking far enough ahead on the road: ½ block to 1 block ahead when driving in the city and as far ahead as possible when on highways.
D
By looking around in each direction all the time and not lingering on any one sight for more than 2 seconds..
Question 24 Explanation: 
Pay attention to surroundings and keep a track of them to reduce any chance of surprises.
Question 25
If the headlights of the motorcycle do not switch on automatically with the engine, when is it mandatory to switch them on?
A
It is mandatory to have them switched on at all times, even in daylight hours.
B
It is mandatory to turn them on if it starts to rain.
C
It is mandatory to turn them on during the period from ½ hour prior to sunset till ½ hour before sunrise.
D
It is mandatory to turn them on whenever visibility is poor or conditions make it necessary to do so.
Question 25 Explanation: 
Lights come on automatically with newer models, but the lights must be switched on manually for older motorcycles. Keep headlights and taillights switched on at all times for greater visibility, and so that you do not need to switch them on while driving.
Question 26
Motorcyclists driving on an open road or a freeway should…
A
Look as far ahead as they can see.
B
Avoid shifting lanes at all times.
C
Ignore oncoming traffic.
D
Keep an eye on the sides of the road as much as possible.
Question 26 Explanation: 
It is important to look far ahead to be prepared for potential problems. This gives drivers more time to react, helps prevent panic, and reduces the likelihood of rash decisions that could result in accidents.
Question 27
How can motorcyclists enhance visibility when approaching an intersection?
A
By increasing speed when approaching the intersection so that others on the road see the motorcycle earlier.
B
By reducing distance from other vehicles when approaching the intersection so they can see the motorcycle better.
C
By reducing speed, and by moving away from vehicles or other objects that might block other drivers’ view of the motorcycle.
D
None of them.
Question 27 Explanation: 
Reducing speed as the motorcycle approaches the intersection gives the motorcyclist time to assess the intersection and react in case of other drivers' errors.
Question 28
A broken center line on a roadway indicates that drivers may:
A
Pass at any time.
B
Never pass
C
Pass if the way is clear.
D
Pass only during daylight hours.
Question 29
When a vehicle ahead signals to turn left as a motorcyclist nears an intersection, the motorcyclist should:
A
Reduce speed, move to the right lane if possible, and adopt a defensive position.
B
Reduce speed, move to the left lane if possible, and adopt a defensive position.
C
Increase speed and move to the left lane if possible.
D
Increase speed and sound the horn.
Question 29 Explanation: 
Be careful. Drive slowly, adjusting your speed for the situation. Maintain maximum distance between your motorcycle and the other vehicle by moving to the right lane if possible, or by stopping if necessary.
Question 30
What is the importance of keeping both feet on the footrests while driving?
A
It enables motorcyclists to reach the foot controls better.
B
It provides motorcyclists a comfortable position while driving.
C
It enables motorcyclists to maintain balance and keep control over the motorcycle.
D
It enables motorcyclists to rest their feet, especially on long trips.
Question 30 Explanation: 
Always keep both feet on the footrests for better control. Motorcyclists must not drag their feet on the ground at any time while driving.
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