2022 California Motorcycle Permit Test 9

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. What does a solid yellow traffic light mean?

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Explanation
A solid yellow traffic light warns that the signal is about to change to red. You must slow and come to a stop before the intersection if it is safe to do so. If you are already within the intersection when the light turns yellow, continue through the intersection.

2. If you have only one drink before riding:

Explanation
Impairment of riding skills begins with the first drink. If you have consumed alcohol in any amount, it is not safe to ride.

3. What does this sign mean?

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Explanation
Octagonal signs that are colored red are always stop signs. When approaching one of these signs, you must come to a complete stop, yield to any other traffic or pedestrians, and proceed once it is safe to do so.

4. If another driver makes eye contact with you:

Explanation
You should never rely on eye contact as an assurance that a driver has seen you. It is not uncommon for a driver to look directly at a motorcyclist and still fail to actually notice them.

5. Alcohol reaches the brain ________ being consumed.

Explanation
Alcohol reaches the brain and begins affecting the drinker's riding abilities within minutes of being consumed. Operating any motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol is illegal and dangerous.

6. One problem with a motorcyclist riding directly next to another vehicle is that:

Explanation
Riding alongside another vehicle is dangerous because the vehicle could veer into your lane and sideswipe you. Additionally, the vehicle could block your escape route if a hazard arises.

7. The front brake:

Explanation
You should always use both brakes when you slow or stop.

8. Passengers should:

Explanation
Before beginning your ride, tell your passenger to maintain a firm grasp on your hips, waist, or belt. If there are secure handholds for your passenger, they may also hold those.
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