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Rhode Island requires a special license to operate a motorcycle. To earn your motorcycle license, you must complete a motorcycle safety course provided by the Community College of Rhode Island.
1. If you accidentally lock the rear brake on a good traction surface:
check the throttle cable.
immediately operate the engine cut-off switch.
keep it locked until you have stopped.
release the rear brake and apply the front brake firmly.
2. If your motorcycle starts to wander back and forth while riding over metal bridge gratings you should:
relax, stay on course, and ride straight across.
ride is in the center lane position.
downshift to a lower gear to improve stability.
proceed in a zigzag pattern until you cross the bridge.
3. Before riding a motorcycle, it's important to check:
tires and wheels.
All of the above.
4. When someone follows too closely, you should:
flash your brake lights.
pull over and stop.
sound your horn.
change lanes and let them pass.
5. ______ helps you absorb shock when riding over obstacles.
Rolling on the throttle
Using a higher gear
Pulling in the clutch
Rising slightly off the seat
6. To help with your balance as you turn the motorcycle:
slow down before through turn.
keep your knees against the gas tank.
shift down through the gears with the clutch.
drag the rear brake.
7. Most motorcycle crashes happen:
in school zones.
in construction zones.
on long trips.
on short trips.
8. When riding in traffic, motoryclists must not share the same lane with other vehicles because:
most roads are too narrow.
cars are faster than motorcycles.
dirt and gravel collect along the sides of the road.
motorcycles need a full lane to operate safely.
9. You should operate the engine cut-off switch and pull in the clutch when:
the throttle is stuck and you cannot free it.
the motorcycle starts to wobble.
you start to lose control in a curve.
a tire goes flat.
10. When riding a motorcycle, keep your feet:
All the other answers are correct.
firmly on the footrests.
as far forward as possible.
so that they skim along the surface of the roadside.
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RI Motorcycle Test

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