2022 California Motorcycle Permit Test 11

The following questions are from real DMV written motorcycle permit tests. These are some of the actual permit questions you will face in California when getting your motorcycle learners.. Read More

The following questions are from real DMV written motorcycle permit tests. These are some of the actual permit questions you will face in California when getting your motorcycle learners permit. Each motorcycle theory practice test question has three answer choices. Select one answer for each question and select "grade this section." You can find this button at the bottom of the drivers license quiz. For a complete list of questions and answers for California please visit https://cheat-sheets.dmv-written-test.com/en/california/motorcycle.

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1. Taking over-the-counter medication before riding:

Explanation
Many drugs, including legal prescription and over-the-counter medications, have side effects that can impair your ability to safely operate a motorcycle. Always talk to your doctor about how a new medication may affect your driving or riding abilities.

2. Since most crashes happen in daylight, you:

Explanation
Most motorcycle crashes happen in broad daylight. To make yourself more noticeable, wear brightly-colored clothing when riding, even during the daytime.

3. Reflective clothing:

Explanation
Most motorcycle crashes occur in broad daylight, so wearing brightly-colored, reflective clothing while riding is advised no matter the time of day.

4. A difference between googles and a windshield is:

Explanation
Googles will protect your eyes from the wind, but most windshields will not. A windshield is not an adequate substitute for goggles or a face shield.

5. If you will be carrying a passenger on your motorcycle, you will likely have to:

Explanation
Because a passenger will place additional weight on your motorcycle, you will probably need to add a few pounds of pressure to your tires before riding. Check your owner's manual for details regarding the appropriate pressure settings to use.

6. To reduce the chances of a collision, a motorcyclist should:

Explanation
To reduce the risk of being involved in a collision, consistently scan your path of travel at least 10 to 15 seconds ahead of your motorcycle. Scanning the road ahead will give you time to react to a hazard before meeting the hazard.

7. When passing a row of parked vehicles, a motorcycle rider has an advantage over an automobile driver because:

Explanation
When passing a row of parked vehicles to your right, you may ride in the left portion of your lane. This way, you can more easily avoid opening doors, drivers getting out of vehicles, or people stepping out from between vehicles. Only ride in the left portion of the lane if there is no oncoming traffic.

8. By law, motorcycle helmets must be:

Explanation
All operators and passengers must wear a U.S. Department of Transportation-compliant safety helmet when riding a motorcycle, motor-driven cycle, or motorized bicycle. The manufacturer of the helmet must certify that the helmet meets federal standards.
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