Tennessee Driver’s Examination

2022 Tennessee 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 Tennessee 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 Tennessee 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 Tennessee please visit https://cheat-sheets.dmv-written-test.com/en/tennessee/motorcycle.

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You should operate the engine cut-off switch and pull in the clutch when:

Explanation
If the throttle becomes stuck and you are unable to free it, immediately operate the engine cut-off switch and pull in the clutch at the same time. This will remove power from the rear wheel until you are able to safely leave the road and stop.

When being passed from behind, which portion of the lane should you ride in?

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.

For motorcycle operators, helmets are:

Explanation
In Georgia, you are required to wear a U.S. Department of Transportation-compliant helmet any time you operate a motorcycle.

If you are being passed, 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.

What does a flashing red traffic light mean?

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Explanation
A flashing red traffic light means the same thing as a stop sign. You must come to a complete stop, yield to all crossing traffic and pedestrians, and proceed when it is safe to do so.

Which lane position is usually best for minimizing the risk of other vehicles sharing your lane?

Explanation
Riding in the center portion of your lane can discourage other drivers from trying to squeeze into your lane to drive next to you. Additionally, riding in the center portion of your lane when traveling behind a car generally ensures that you will appear in the middle of the vehicle's rearview mirror, where the driver is most likely to notice you.

After riding over an object on the road, you should:

Explanation
After riding over an object on the roadway, you should pull off the road to check your tires and rims for damage before traveling any farther. Ensure that nothing is caught in the drive chain or belt before proceeding.
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