If the road is wet, you should avoid riding in the:

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If the road is wet, you should avoid riding in the:

  1. Left lane.
  2. Left portion of the lane. 
  3. Direct center of the lane.
  4. Right portion of the lane.

Find the answer to this question and an explanation below. 

Answer

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The answer is: C. Center of the lane.

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Explanation: Lane Positioning on Wet Roads

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. 

When the road is wet, the direct center of the lane will typically be the most slippery. 


This area is where oil, grease, and other debris tend to build up in the road. 

When it is wet or raining, this area will often become the most slippery. 

If the situation allows for it, it is typically safer to position yourself to the left or right of the direct center of the lane. 

Even when the road is dry, you should still choose the lane position that will allow you to avoid any debris, obstacles, oil spots, and other hazards in the roadway. 

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

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