RIDING IN A CENTER LANE POSITION:
Discourage lane sharing by others. Keep a center-portion position whenever drivers might be tempted to squeeze by you.
THE THREE-STEP PROCESS USED TO MAKE APPROPRIATE JUDGMENTS, AND APPLY THEM CORRECTLY IN DIFFERENT TRAFFIC SITUATIONS IS CALLED:
BRIGHTLY COLORED, REFLECTIVE HELMETS AND CLOTHING:
Wear bright colored clothing to increase your chances of being seen. Remember, your body is half of the visible surface area of the rider/motorcycle unit. Bright orange, red, yellow or green jackets or vests are your best bets for being seen, by day and night.
IT IS IMPORTANT TO SEARCH THE ROAD FOR ESCAPE ROUTES:
Search aggressively ahead, to the sides and behind to avoid potential hazards even before they arise. Focus even more on finding potential escape routes in or around intersections, shopping areas, schools, and construction zones.
TO AVOID FATIGUE, YOU SHOULD STOP AND GET OFF THE MOTORCYCLE AT LEAST EVERY HOW MANY HOURS?
You are recommended to stop and get off the motorcycle at least every two hours. This will help you rest and improve your control of the bike.
TO HANDLE A SLIPPERY SURFACE, IT IS BEST TO:
Slow down before you get to a slippery surface to lessen your chances of skidding. Your motorcycle needs more distance to stop. And, it is particularly important to reduce speed before entering wet curves.
THE CAR IN THE PICTURE WAITS TO ENTER THE INTERSECTION. IT IS BEST TO:
Reduce your speed as you approach an intersection and be prepared to take further action to avoid colliding with the vehicle should it move into your path.
MORE THAN HALF OF ALL CRASHES:
More than half of all crashes involve riders with less than six months of experience on their motorcycle.
THE ENGINE CUT-OFF SWITCH IF USUALLY LOCATED:
The engine cut-off switch is commonly located on the right hand grip, next to the electric start button (if your motorcycle is equipped with an electric starter).
WHEN SLOWING FOR A NORMAL STOP:
You must use both brakes every time you slow or stop to develop a habit of using the brakes properly. As you are slowing down, you should shift to a lower gear and keep the engine engaged with the rear wheel for better traction.
IN THE PICTURE, IT IS USUALLY BEST TO:
Ride in path 2 or 3 if vehicles and other potential problems are on your left only. This will create a larger space cushion for you and will allow you to swerve should the vehicle traveling in the opposite direction start moving into your path.
WHAT ARE THE REQUIREMENTS FOR WEARING A HELMET?
THE BEST WAY TO STOP QUICKLY IS TO:
Maximum straight-line braking is accomplished by fully applying both front and rear brakes without locking either wheel.
IF YOU DON'T CONTROL YOUR DRINKING:
Generally, alcohol can be eliminated in the body at the rate of almost one drink per hour, however a variety of other factors may also influence the level of alcohol retained.
WHEN YOU RIDE, YOU SHOULD:
Look through the turn to where you want to go. Turn just your head, not your shoulders, and keep your eyes level with the horizon.
WHEN RIDING IN TRAFFIC AT NIGHT, THE BEST WAY TO LOCATE BUMPS IN THE ROAD IS TO:
The vehicle traveling in front of you at night can provide you with additional information about the road. The headlights of the car ahead can give you a better view of the road than even your high beam can. Taillights bouncing up and down can alert you to bumps or rough pavement.
A PASSENGER SHOULD:
Instruct the passenger to hold firmly to your waist, hips or belt and stay directly behind you leaning as you lean and looking in the direction of the turn.
FOR HIGHER-SPEED TURNS, YOU SHOULD:
Higher speeds and/or tighter turns require the motorcycle to lean more.
WHEN RIDING WITH A GROUP OF MOTORCYCLISTS, A STAGGERED FORMATION:
Move into a single-file formation when riding curves, turning, and entering or leaving a highway. Passing will also require for the staggered formation to be broken and for riders to pass one at a time.
YOUR REAR WHEEL LOCKS WHILE YOU ARE TRYING TO STOP QUICKLY. IT IS USUALLY BEST TO:
If you accidentally lock the rear brake on a good traction surface, keep it locked until you have completely stopped. Even with a locked rear wheel, you can control the motorcycle on a straightaway if it is upright and going in a straight line.