ONLINE STUDY GUIDE FOR STUDENT DRIVERS
Sharing the Road
The motorcycle operator is required
to obey the same laws and rules of the road as any other vehicle,
with several exceptions. Due to their lower visibility there
are several things a driver should be aware of.
- Have lower visibility
and to improve their visibility driving with headlight on
is not only the law but good for the motorcycle driver.
- It is hard to
judge how far away a motorcycle is or how fast it is going.
- Many accidents
occur when the car driver turns left in front of a motorcycle
after misjudging the speed or distance.
have the right to the use of the full lane.
You must be aware
of the fact that motorcycle drivers must take special precautions
as they come upon special highway surfaces, and be ready for
what they may do in certain situations.
- They can not
ride more than two abreast in a single lane.
- They must
keep at least one hand on the handlebar at all times
- They may change
speed or lane position to avoid loose gravel, debris,
grooves or other items in the road.
- They may slow
down and rise off the seat when crossing railroad tracks
and may have to change the direction in which they cross
the tracks. They must cross tracks at a 90 degree
- Some decks
of bridges may require the motorcycle to take extra precautions.
Always give a motorcycle plenty of space ahead of you.
The motorcycle operator is required to pass
test and obey the same laws and rules of the
road as any other vehicle.
The road test is a little different though:
care when passing a motorcycle. They can be affected
by the air pressure of passing vehicles.