Maine Driver’s Examination

2022 Maine Motorcycle Permit Test 5

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

The following questions are from real DMV written motorcycle permit tests. These are some of the actual permit questions you will face in Maine 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 Maine please visit https://cheat-sheets.dmv-written-test.com/en/maine/motorcycle.

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When being passed from behind, you should:

Explanation
When being passed, the center portion of the lane is generally the safest lane position for a motorcyclist. Riding on the side nearest the passing vehicle increases the risk of colliding with it. Riding on the side farthest from the passing vehicle can also be dangerous because it may prompt the driver to return to your lane before it is safe to do so.

Do not ride directly alongside a car or truck for all of the following reasons, except:

Explanation
Riding alongside another vehicle is dangerous because you may be in the vehicle's blind spot. If the driver can't see you, they might move into your lane without warning. It is also dangerous because the vehicle may block your route of escape from other hazards.

When you ride a motorcycle, you should:

Explanation
When turning, look through the turn to where you want to go by turning only your head. Keep your knees against the gas tank to help maintain your balance while turning. Your arms should be slightly bent any time you are holding the handgrips.

When riding with a passenger, you should do all of the following, except:

Explanation
Because of a passenger's additional weight, a motorcycle will respond more slowly with a passenger on board than with just one occupant. With a passenger, you should travel a bit more slowly than you normally would, start slowing sooner than you normally would, and increase your following distance. Always warn your passenger of any special conditions ahead.

Why should a load be placed low on a motorcycle?

Explanation
Placing a load too high on a motorcycle will raise the motorcycle's center of gravity and risk upsetting its balance.

When carrying a passenger on a motorcycle, you must:

Explanation
You should not carry a passenger unless your motorcycle has a seat that is large enough for two riders. The motorcycle should be equipped with footrests for the passenger. Your passenger should wear the same kind of protective gear that is recommended to operators.

To be effective, an eye or face shield should be all of the following, except:

Explanation
To be effective, eye protection and face shields must be free of scratches; be resistant to penetration; give a clear view to either side; fasten securely; permit air to pass through; and permit enough room for eyeglasses or sunglasses to be worn underneath.
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