2022 California Motorcycle Permit Test 15

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. When wearing a jacket for protection, the jacket should:

Explanation
Clothing for riding should provide protection while keeping you comfortable. Jackets and pants should be snug enough that they do not flap in the wind, but not so snug that they restrict your movements.

2. To lessen the chances of a crash occurring, you should:

Explanation
To lessen the chances of a crash occurring, you should make yourself visible, communicate your intentions to others, maintain adequate space cushions, search your path of travel at least 12 seconds ahead, identify and separate hazards, and be prepared to react to changing conditions.

3. Motorcycles:

Explanation
A rider should always maintain a cushion of space appropriate for conditions. Motorcycles need as much room to stop as other vehicles.

4. When taking a curve while riding in a group, you should be in:

Explanation
In general, it is best for a group to ride in a staggered formation. Move into a single-file formation when taking a curve, making a turn, entering a highway, or leaving a highway.

5. Where is the greatest potential for conflict between you and other vehicles?

Explanation
The potential for conflict between a motorcycle and other vehicles is greatest at intersections.

6. How far in advance should a motorcyclist signal a turn?

Explanation
You should signal a left or right turn 100 feet before beginning the turn. This should give surrounding operators time to safely react to your intentions.

7. Long-term exposure to wind noise:

Explanation
Long-term exposure to wind noise can cause permanent damage to your hearing. Using ear protection when you ride should protect you from the dangers of wind noise while still allowing you to hear important sounds, like sirens or car horns.

8. If vehicles or other potential hazards are to your right, you should ride on which side of your lane?

Explanation
When riding on the road, position yourself in a manner that allows you the most possible space. If there are hazards to your left, ride on the right side of your lane. If there are hazards to you right, ride on the left side of your lane.
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