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A brightly-colored motorcycle helmet:

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Use this motorcycle practice test question to prepare for the real written exam at the DMV or during your motorcycle safety course

A brightly-colored motorcycle helmet:

  1. Can increase your chances of a collision.
  2. Can help others see you.
  3. Can protect you better than a dark-colored helmet.
  4. Is more expensive. 

Find the answer to this question and an explanation below. 


This topic may show up on your motorcycle permit test. 

The answer is: B. Can help others see you.

How’d you do? Learn more about this motorcycle topic below. 

Explanation: Increasing your Visibility While Riding a Motorcycle

In order to pass your motorcycle permit exams and to become a safe rider, it’s important to know why a particular answer on the motorcycle written test is correct. 

Making it easier for other drivers to see you is a good way to help prevent collisions and reduce your risk of getting hit or having someone pull out in front of you. 

Wearing a bright-colored motorcycle helmet is one way you can help other drivers see you better. 

Along with bright, reflective clothing, bright helmets can stand out against the other colors around you. 

In many crashes involving motorcyclists, the other driver often says that they never saw the rider. 

Their size and speed make them more difficult to spot, and many drivers simply don’t think about consciously looking for motorcycle riders before they make maneuvers. 

Anything you can do to make it easier to see you can help reduce your chances of getting in a crash. 

You can find more information about this topic in the motorcycle rider’s handbook.

Check out more motorcycle permit test questions and answers here.

Find in-depth articles for new riders in our section dedicated to learning how to ride a motorcycle.

Plus, check out an overview of the requirements to get a motorcycle endorsement in each state.

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