Immediately operate the engine kill-switch and squeeze in the clutch lever if:

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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

Immediately operate the engine kill-switch and squeeze in the clutch lever if:

  1. Your wheel starts to skid. 
  2. Your tire goes flat. 
  3. You are speeding and pass a police officer. 
  4. The throttle is stuck and you cannot free it. 

Find the answer to this question and an explanation below. 

Answer

This topic may show up on your motorcycle permit test. 

The answer is: D. The throttle is stuck and you cannot free it. 

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Explanation: Handling Emergencies on 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. 

If you are riding a motorcycle and the throttle sticks, you should first try to twist it back and forth in an attempt to free it. 

If that doesn’t work and the throttle remains stuck, you should immediately use the engine cut-off switch and pull in the clutch lever. 

This will stop the engine and kill power at the rear wheel so that you can slow down and come to a stop. 

When it is safe to do so, pull off of the road and come to a stop. 

Inspect the source of the throttle issue. If you can fix it, be certain that the throttle moves freely and closes before you continue. 

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