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Safe riding requires knowledge and skill. To earn your motorcycle license in Pennsylvania, you must pass both a knowledge test and on-cycle skills test. Knowledge test questions are based on information in the Pennsylvania Motorcycle Manual. They require that you know and understand road rules and safe riding practices. The Pennsylvania DMV motorcycle test consists of 20 questions, and you'll need at least 16 correct answers to pass (80%).
1. You can be sure another driver will yield to you when:
they make eye contact with you.
You can never be sure a driver will yield to you.
they are beginning to slow down.
you are legally entitled to the right-of-way.
2. When you need to cross rail tracks that are parallel to you, how should you cross them?
Never cross rail tracks parallel to your lane
Edge across the tracks
At an angle of exactly 90 degrees
At an angle of at least 45 degrees
3. To increase your chances of avoiding obstacles at night, you should:
ride in a staggered formation.
reduce your speed.
grab at the front brake.
always ride in the center lane position.
4. Why is maintaining a space cushion important?
It gives you space to maneuver.
It gives you time to react.
It gives you time to correct your mistakes.
All of the above.
5. When you are being passed from behind, which lane position should you ride in?
6. When you are being passed from behind, you should:
ride on the shoulder of the road.
swerve as soon as you can.
avoid riding in the center of the lane.
avoid moving into the portion of the lane farthest from the passing vehicle.
7. Which of the following is important for riding safely on slippery surfaces?
Avoiding sudden moves
Holding in the clutch
Leaning back
Maintaining or increasing your speed
8. When riding behind a car, which lane position makes you more visible to the driver ahead?
the right
the left
the center
9. The best lane position should:
provide an escape route.
communicate your intentions.
All the other answers are correct.
avoid wind blast from other vehicles.
10. You should ride in a staggered formation:
when riding with a group of motorcyclists.
only in an emergency.
when you are carrying loads.
when your throttle is stuck.
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Number of questions: 20
Correct answers to pass:16
Passing score:80%
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