Alabama Motorcycle License Practice Test 8
THE BEST LANE POSITION FOR A MOTORCYCLE IN ANY SITUATION:
Choosing the best lane position depends on many factors and there is no single best lane position. Change to the lane position that helps you see, be seen, and keep an adequate space cushion.
A PRIMARY CAUSE OF SINGLE VEHICLE MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENTS IS:
IF YOU WAIT ONE HOUR PER DRINK FOR THE ALCOHOL TO BE ELIMINATED FROM YOUR BODY BEFORE RIDING:
A variety of different factors may influence the rate at which alcohol is eliminated from your bloodstream.
LANES MARKED WITH A DIAMOND SYMBOL ARE RESERVED FOR:
HOW ARE CONVEX MIRRORS DIFFERENT FROM FLAT MIRRORS?
AS YOU APPROACH AN INTERSECTION, YOU SHOULD:
STUDIES SHOW THAT ALMOST HALF OF ALL RIDERS KILLED IN MOTORCYCLE CRASHES:
Driving under the influence is one of the major contributors to motorcycle crashes. Injuries occur in 90% of motorcycle crashes that involve abuse of substances.
YOU MAY MAKE A RIGHT TURN ON A RED LIGHT:
CAR/MOTORCYCLE CRASHES ARE MOST COMMON:
Over one-half of motorcycle/car crashes are caused by drivers entering a rider’s right-of-way. Cars that turn left in front of you, including cars turning left from the lane to your right, and cars on side streets that pull into your lane, are the biggest dangers.
THE BEST WAY TO HELP OTHERS SEE YOUR MOTORCYCLE IS TO KEEP THE HEADLIGHT ON:
Motorcycles manufactured during or after 1973 are required by law to use headlights at all times. The headlight is the best way to help others see you. Studies show that during the day, a motorcycle with its light on is twice as likely to be noticed.
WHEN TURNING, IT IS IMPORTANT TO:
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 A GROUP, INEXPERIENCED RIDERS SHOULD POSITION THEMSELVES:
When riding as a group, put inexperienced riders behind the leader so the more experienced riders can watch them.
ALL RIDERS MUST WEAR A HELMET.
WHAT ARE THE REQUIREMENTS FOR WEARING A HELMET?
WHEN FOLLOWING A CAR, YOU SHOULD TRY TO:
When behind a car, ride where the driver can see you in the rearview mirror. Riding in the center portion of the lane should put your image in the middle of the rearview mirror — where a driver is most likely to see you.
IF YOU HAVE A GREEN LIGHT, BUT TRAFFIC IS BLOCKING THE INTERSECTION, YOU SHOULD:
WHO HAS THE RIGHT-OF-WAY?
IN THE PICTURE, THE LIGHT MOST LIKELY TO MAKE YOUR MOTORCYCLE MORE NOTICEABLE TO THE CAR DRIVER IS THE:
When you enter a freeway, drivers approaching from behind are more likely to see your signal blinking and make room for you.
THE CLUTCH IS:
THE DISTANCE BETWEEN YOU AND THE VEHICLE AHEAD SHOULD BE:
A two-second following distance gives you a minimum amount of space to stop or swerve, if the driver ahead stops suddenly. It also gives you a better view of potholes and other road hazards.