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M1 License Test – Rules 03

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Question 1
What kind of risk is posed when motorcyclists overdrive their headlights? (Choose 2)
A
The motorcyclist runs the risk of being rear-ended because other drivers cannot see the headlights.
B
None of the mentioned risks are true.
C
The motorcyclist runs the risk of not having enough distance to stop safely in case of an emergency
D
The motorcyclist risks injury since the motorcycle is travelling faster than the field of vision provided by the headlights.
Question 1 Explanation: 
It is important to drive more cautiously at night so that, if the need arises, there is sufficient stopping distance between the motorcycle and any vehicle/object ahead on the road. Driving at a speed that is appropriate for the conditions ensures that the motorcyclist can see ahead properly, have a clear line of vision, and have safe stopping distance when needed.
Question 2
What is the most dangerous position to be in when driving a motorcycle on the road?
A
Behind a large vehicle.
B
Immediately alongside a vehicle.
C
The blind spot of another vehicle on the road.
D
Ahead of another vehicle.
Question 2 Explanation: 
Blind spots are very dangerous. Stay clear of blind spots as much as possible. Motorcyclists are strongly advised not to drive in another vehicle’s blind spot, and to ensure that no other vehicle is driving in their own blind spot.
Question 3
While attempting to shift lanes or make a turn, how should a motorcyclist alert other drivers on the road?
A
The motorcyclist should alert other drivers by applying the rear brake before taking action.
B
The motorcyclist should alert other drivers by using the appropriate turn signal.
C
The motorcyclist should alert other drivers by waving hands to signal the direction.
D
The motorcyclist should alert other drivers by revving the engine loudly.
Question 3 Explanation: 
Using the appropriate turn signal is important as it alerts others on the road so that they are able to move accordingly. Whether or not other vehicles are nearby, it is important to use turn signals while turning or changing lanes.
Question 4
Why should motorcyclists ensure a large cushion of space around the motorcycle?
A
It allows the motorcyclist time to respond to any difficult situations that may arise.
B
It helps other drivers maintain a clear view of the motorcyclist: this can prevent accidents.
C
All answers are correct.
D
It allows the motorcyclist time to shift positions on the road if a problem occurs ahead.
Question 4 Explanation: 
The larger the amount of space a motorcyclist maintains with other vehicles on the road, the safer the motorcyclist will be.
Question 5
When a bus enters a road from a bus bay just as a motorcyclist is coming up to the bay, which vehicle has the right-of-way?
A
The motorcyclist has the right of way.
B
Both vehicles should stop. The drivers should use hand signals to communicate which has the right of way.
C
The first vehicle to the merging point has the right of way.
D
The bus has the right of way.
Question 5 Explanation: 
Motorcyclists, and all vehicles on the road, must give right of way to any bus that has signaled the intention to come out of a bus bay and is moving forward.
Question 6
Two vehicles reaching an uncontrolled intersection at approximately the same time must provide right-of-way to:
A
The vehicle approaching from the right.
B
The vehicle that was driving the slowest.
C
The vehicle that was driving the fastest.
D
The vehicle approaching from the left.
Question 7
When a motorcyclist is turning left from a passing lane into a passing lane, which tire track position should be adopted?
A
The right tire track position.
B
The left tire track position.
C
The center tire track position.
D
The tire track position is not significant as long as the motorcyclist feels comfortable making the turn.
Question 7 Explanation: 
It is essential to adopt a blocking position when making turns. The blocking position for turning left from a passing lane into a passing lane is the right tire track, as this effectively blocks vehicles from entering the passing lane.
Question 8
Which of the following tips does not apply to driving in the rain?
A
Apply only the front brake to avoid skidding.
B
Wear brightly-coloured clothing and reflective gear so that you are visible to others on the road.
C
Transfer between moves efficiently, in a smooth manner, to avoid skidding.
D
Maintain proper lane position and steer clear of debris, oil and grease on the road.
Question 8 Explanation: 
Motorcyclists should always apply both brakes together in a smooth matter, even on wet roadways.
Question 9
When about to make a turn, how should a motorcyclist prepare a passenger?
A
The motorcyclist should ask the passenger to leaner further over in case it is an extremely sharp turn.
B
The motorcyclist should ask the passenger to lean less if the turn is extreme.
C
The motorcyclist should ask the passenger to lean along with the motorcyclist and motorcycle as it moves around the corner.
D
The motorcyclist should tell the passenger to grip the safety bar.
Question 9 Explanation: 
Even if the passenger drives motorcycles, it is the motorcyclist’s duty to inform the passenger what to do ahead of time to ensure the safety of both the motorcyclist and the passenger.
Question 10
What tire track or blocking position should a motorcyclist use when turning right in a wide lane?
A
The motorcyclist should use the right tire track.
B
The choice of blocking position or tire track is not significant as long as the motorcyclist feels comfortable and at ease.
C
The motorcyclist should use the center tire track.
D
The motorcyclist should use the left tire track.
Question 10 Explanation: 
One should block the lane according to the turn one intends to take. The stop line of a wide lane is at a greater distance than usual. This creates the need to shift to the right tire track. It is best to angle the bike also, as this makes the motorcycle more visible to others on the road.
Question 11
7. What is the best way of maximizing your safety on the road when a vehicle front of you is turning left?
A
Slow down, quickly gauge the surroundings, move to the left and be prepared to react to other vehicles that may be ahead of you in that lane.
B
Slow down, quickly gauge the surroundings, move to the right and be prepared to react to other vehicles that may be ahead of you in that lane.
C
Maintain current speed, quickly gauge the surroundings, move to the right and be prepared to react to other vehicles that may be ahead of you in that lane.
D
None of the above will maximize safety on the road.
Question 11 Explanation: 
Collisions between motorcycles and cars turning left usually take place because car drivers are unable to see motorcyclists. Slow down and stay alert. Always be prepared to react to the actions of other vehicles already present in the lane when making a lane change.
Question 12
A flashing amber traffic light at an intersection indicates drivers must:
A
Stop if making a left turn.
B
Continue at the same speed.
C
Stop if making a right turn.
D
Slow down and proceed with caution.
Question 13
What does it mean when a motorcyclist holds his left arm parallel to the ground, bent at the elbow so it points down to the ground?
A
The motorcyclist intends to leave the highway.
B
The motorcyclist intends to reduce speed or stop.
C
The motorcyclist intends to turn left.
D
The motorcyclist intends to turn right.
Question 13 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 14
When may a motorcyclist pass on a shoulder?
A
A motorcyclist may pass on a shoulder at any time when it is safe to do so.
B
A motorcyclist may do so only when a vehicle is moving towards the left, and there is an unpaved shoulder on the right side.
C
A motorcyclist may do so when the vehicle ahead of the motorcyclist is driving under 40 km/h.
D
A motorcyclist may do so if a vehicle is turning left and there is a paved shoulder on the right side.
Question 14 Explanation: 
Ideally motorcyclists should only pass on the left. However, it is acceptable to pass on the right at times when the other vehicle is turning towards the left and the shoulder is paved.
Question 15
Which part of a wet road is usually the most slippery?
A
The pavement beside the curb of the lane.
B
The left tire track.
C
The right tire track.
D
The center of the lane.
Question 15 Explanation: 
The center of the lane is the slickest section because oil tends to be spilled in that area. Roads can become slick in any area where there is debris, mud, dirt, oil or gravel. Motorcyclists are advised to steer clear of slick road parts.
Question 16
Why are motorcyclists advised against driving in the center of a lane?
A
All answers are correct.
B
The center of a lane is not safe because because gravel collects there and provides too much traction.
C
The center of a lane is not a safe driving position: oil accumulates in the center lane and it can get slippery and dangerous when wet.
D
Motorcyclists actually should drive in the center of a lane so that they can maintain maximum distance from cars on each side.
Question 16 Explanation: 
Oil dripping from other vehicles on the road collects in the center of a lane and it gets especially slick when the road is wet. Gravel can also be found in the center of a lane, further reducing traction.
Question 17
Why is it important to always wear protective face gear while riding a motorcycle?
A
It helps secure and protect eyeglasses.
B
It adds an aesthetic touch and helps fight harmful effects of the sun.
C
It helps to keep the face warm during the cold weather.
D
It acts as a shield for the face and prevents any debris or objects from flying into the eyes.
Question 17 Explanation: 
Protective face gear enables a motorcyclist to drive safely. If the face gear gets damaged or dirty while driving, of if the motorcyclist’s vision is impaired, the motorcyclist should maintain proper control on the motorcycle, gradually slow down, pull over when it's safe, and clean the visor before driving on.
Question 18
What is the risk posed to motorcyclists from turbulence caused by large vehicles? (Choose 2)
A
Turbulence caused by large vehicles can actually be helpful in providing a forward pull on the motorcycle.
B
Turbulence caused by large vehicles can negatively affect the motorcyclist’s balance, creating risk to the motorcyclist when trying to pass the large vehicle.
C
Turbulence caused by large vehicles is only a problem when a motorcyclist is driving at slow speeds.
D
Turbulence caused by large vehicle can negatively affect the motorcyclist's ability to maintain firm control on the motorcycle, creating risk to the motorcyclist while passing the large vehicle.
Question 18 Explanation: 
It is imperative to maintain extra care when passing large vehicles. Learning the art of passing large, heavy vehicles is extremely important, especially while driving at high speed when turbulence is greatest.
Question 19
If another vehicle is following too closely, what should a motorcyclist do?
A
The motorcyclist should brake and force the other driver to change lanes.
B
The motorcyclist should use the appropriate blocking position to ensure the other driver doesn’t get too close.
C
The motorcyclist should increase the space between the motorcycle and any vehicle in front.
D
The motorcyclist should speed up, reducing the distance between motorcycle and the vehicle ahead to try to get away from the vehicle that is following too closely.
Question 19 Explanation: 
Widening the gap between the motorcycle and the vehicle ahead provides more reaction time for both the motorcyclist and the vehicle behind, and reduces the danger of a multi-vehicle pileup. It is advisable to shift lanes when possible and let the vehicle behind pass.
Question 20
What consideration should be kept in mind while driving a motorcycle in foggy conditions?
A
The motorcyclist should keep high beams on for maximum visibility.
B
The motorcyclist should drive at high speeds to pass the fog quickly.
C
The motorcyclist should stop as soon as fog develops, in case it becomes too dense for clear visibility.
D
The motorcyclist should reduce speed, and turn on fog lights if applicable.
Question 20 Explanation: 
It isn’t necessary to stop for light fog, but if the fog becomes so thick that visibility is compromised, it is advisable to find a safe place to stop and wait for visibility to clear. Driving slowly gives the motorcyclist more reaction and stopping time if needed. Low beams should be used to avoid reflective glare caused by high beams.
Question 21
While applying the brakes forcefully, it is important to…
A
There is nothing important to do, because applying the brakes forcefully has little or no effect on the motorcycle.
B
Maintain an upright, vertical position and stay straight.
C
Angle the motorcycle to the left.
D
Angle the motorcycle towards the right.
Question 21 Explanation: 
It is important to remain straight and as vertical as possible while braking forcefully because this strengthens the traction of the motorcycle and traction is needed to maintain balance and control of the motorcycle.
Question 22
Most motorcycles have a foot pedal. Which brake does this foot pedal control?
A
The pedal controls the brakes of both the front and rear wheels.
B
It controls the brakes of the front wheel.
C
It controls the brakes of the rear wheel.
D
The pedal is not connected to the brakes of either wheel.
Question 22 Explanation: 
The foot pedal controls the rear brake, but other controls are not always the same on every motorcycle; it is important to learn the placement and function of all controls on a motorcycle before riding it.
Question 23
What is the significance of the lane or blocking position and which is the best position to maintain when driving a motorcycle?
A
Lane position determines safety and security on the road. Motorcyclists should choose their lane positions with care, according to the specific road and traffic conditions at the time.
B
Lane position ensures security for the motorcyclist. Motorcyclists should always drive in the right tire track position, not the left tire track position, to ensure they are seen by all drivers.
C
Lane position provides safety for the motorcyclist. Motorcyclists should drive only in the left tire track position to prevent vehicles from entering their lane.
D
Lane position provides protection and safety to the motorcyclist. Motorcyclists should drive in the middle of the lane to ensure they can block vehicles from both sides.
Question 23 Explanation: 
Safety on the road is guaranteed by visibility. In order to be clearly visible to all vehicles on the road, motorcyclists need to maintain appropriate lane positions. The correct lane position depends on the situation - at times the left tire track is the correct position, while at other times, the right tire track is the correct position. Choose a lane position according to the current state of the traffic so that everyone on the road can see you properly and so that you can effectively block other vehicles from entering your lane.
Question 24
What role is played by good traction when a motorcyclist is driving on slippery surfaces?
A
Good traction enables the motorcycle to brake without falling.
B
Good traction helps the motorcyclist maintain proper balance without falling.
C
Good traction enables the motorcyclist to steer without falling.
D
All answers are correct.
Question 24 Explanation: 
Since a motorcycle has only two wheels, traction plays a significant role in ensuring that balance is maintained and the motorcycle remains upright. It helps the motorcyclist keep firm control over the motorcycle and minimizes the chances of slipping/ falling.
Question 25
What are the effects of alcohol consumption on a motorcyclist?
A
It has no effect whatsoever on the motorcyclist.
B
It improves the motorcyclist’s driving skills because it enables the motorcyclist to think clearer.
C
It hampers the motorcyclist’s sense of judgment and concentration and impairs the motorcyclist’s driving skills.
D
It helps the motorcyclist become more relaxed, thus improving the motorcyclist’s driving ability.
Question 25 Explanation: 
Drinking alcohol will impair judgment and increase the possibility of accidents. It is not safe to drink and drive, regardless of the vehicle being used.
Question 26
A flashing red signal light at an intersection indicates drivers must:
A
Slow down and proceed with caution.
B
Stop and proceed only when it is safe to do so.
C
Signal light is out of order, proceed with caution.
D
Slow down and yield right-of-way to vehicles approaching from the left or right.
Question 27
What is the relationship between cold weather and tire pressure?
A
Cold weather causes tire pressure to increase.
B
Cold weather does not cause any difference in tire pressure.
C
Cold weather causes tire pressure to alternately decrease and increase.
D
Cold weather causes tire pressure to decrease.
Question 27 Explanation: 
It is important to inspect tire pressure every time the bike is used, and especially when it is cold outside.
Question 28
What is meant by the phrase ‘lane splitting’?
A
It refers to a car and a motorcycle driving in the same lane.
B
It refers to driving on the line between lanes of traffic.
C
All answers are correct.
D
It refers to two motorcycles driving in the same lane.
Question 28 Explanation: 
Lane splitting is very dangerous: other drivers on the road will not be expecting a vehicle in this spot, which could cause an accident.
Question 29
When a motorcyclist turns left from a curb lane into a curb lane, which tire track position should be used?
A
The tire track position is not significant as long as the motorcyclist is comfortable and at ease.
B
The right tire track position.
C
The center tire track position.
D
The left tire track position.
Question 29 Explanation: 
It is important to maintain a blocking position when driving a motorcycle from a curb lane into a curb lane. When turning left, maintain a left tire track position and when turning right, maintain a right tire track position.
Question 30
It is important to apply the brakes as needed before…
A
Driving into an intersection.
B
Entering a turn.
C
Shifting between gears.
D
Switching on signal lights.
Question 30 Explanation: 
Apply brakes prior to entering a turn rather than during the turn. If applying the brakes becomes necessary during a turn, be sure to do so gently and carefully. If the brakes are applied with too much force, the wheels can become jammed, causing skids and/or loss of control.
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