If there are only hazards on your left, where should you ride?

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If there are only hazards on your left, where should you ride?

  1. In the left portion of the lane.
  2. In the center portion of the lane.
  3. In the center or right portion of the lane.
  4. In the right portion of the lane. 

Find the answer to this question and an explanation below. 

Answer

This topic may show up on your motorcycle permit test. 

The answer is: C. In the center or right portion of the lane.

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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. 

Your lane positioning can help you increase your ability to see and avoid potential hazards as they arise. 

In most cases, you’ll need to vary your lane positioning as new hazards present themselves. 

If there are only hazards on your left, your safest option for a lane position is in the center or right portion of the lane. 

These positions should give you an adequate space cushion, an escape route, and the ability to see and be seen by the hazard on your left. 

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

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