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Riding a motorcycle requires special skills and knowledge beyond those required for driving a car. To earn your motorcycle license in Colorado, you must pass a knowledge test and an on-cycle skill test. In the Basic Rider Course you will learn motorcycling skills through on-cycle training as well as in the classroom. Knowledge test questions are based on information and practices from the Colorado Motorcycle Handbook, which is a supplement to the Colorado Driver Handbook. The test consists of 25 questions. To pass, you must correctly answer at least 21 questions (84%).
1. Where is a crash most likely to occur?
At intersections.
In school zones.
On multi-lane roads.
In residential areas.
2. Motorcycle riders should maintain an adequate space cushion when following other vehicles:
All the other answers are correct.
at all times.
unless they are following a motorcycle.
in heavy traffic.
3. When passing a line of parked cars, you should stay toward the left of your lane. Why?
If you ride in the right lane position, you are more likely to hit a car.
It is always best to ride in the left lane position.
The center lane position is too slippery.
To avoid problems caused by doors opening.
4. While riding a motorcycle, you are considered legally intoxicated if:
you had one drink and are over the age of 21.
you have a blood alcohol concentration of 0.08% or more.
you have a blood alcohol concentration of 0.05% or more.
you have had at least one drink.
5. You should adjust your side mirrors:
before mounting your motorcycle.
before starting your motorcycle.
at a designated service center.
while riding your motorcycle.
6. You should downshift through the gears when you:
need to slow down.
need more power to accelerate.
are approaching a stop sign.
All of the above.
7. At intersections, motorcycle riders must especially watch for:
blue traffic signs.
rows of parked vehicles.
cars crossing their path.
8. To prevent fatigue while riding:
limit the length of your trip.
do not drink alcohol.
take frequent rest breaks.
All of the above.
9. Before changing lanes on a multi-lane road, you should check:
only the far lane.
your turn signal.
only the lane next to you.
the lane next to you and the far lane.
10. You can increase your visibility to ther drivers by:
keeping both feet on the pegs.
rising slightly off the seat with your weight on the foot pegs.
wearing reflective clothing.
increasing your following distance.
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CO Motorcycle Test

Number of questions: 25
Correct answers to pass:21
Passing score:84%
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