A good lane position when riding a motorcycle should do all of the following, EXCEPT:

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A good lane position when riding a motorcycle should do all of the following, EXCEPT:

  1. Increase your ability to see and be seen.
  2. Put you in another driver’s blind spot.
  3. Provide you with escape paths. 
  4. Set you up for turns. 

Find the answer to this question and an explanation below. 

Answer

This topic may show up on your motorcycle permit test. 

The answer is: B. Put you in another driver’s blind spot.

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Explanation: Motorcycle Lane Positions

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. 

Motorcyclists have the ability to position themselves in 3 main positions within a single lane of traffic. 

Your options include the left portion of the lane, the center of the lane, and the right portion of the lane. 

The best lane position will depend on the current circumstances when you are riding. 

However, you should never choose a lane position that places you in another driver’s blind spot. 

A good lane position should help you to:

  • Increase your ability to see and scan. 
  • Increase your ability to be seen by others. 
  • Avoid hazards in the road. 
  • Avoid blind spots of other drivers. 
  • Communicate your intentions with other drivers. 
  • Avoid wind blast from other vehicles. 
  • Have an escape path in the event of a hazard. 
  • Set yourself up for maneuvers. 

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

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