In order to protect you in the event of a crash, jackets and pants should:

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In order to protect you in the event of a crash, jackets and pants should:

  1. Cover your arms and legs completely. 
  2. Fit snugly. 
  3. Be made of leather or sturdy synthetic material.
  4. All of these.

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The answer is: D. All of these. 

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Explanation: Protective Motorcycle Clothing

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. 

The right type of clothing and riding gear will help to protect you from injuries in the event of a crash. 

Your motorcycle pants and jackets can keep you comfortable and protected. 

To get the most protection from your riding pants and jackets, they should:

  • Cover your arms and legs completely so that all of your skin is covered. 
  • Fit snugly to keep from flapping, while still allowing you to move freely. 
  • Be made of leather or a sturdy synthetic material. 

Motorcycle riding pants and jackets are designed to protect you from the elements and keep you comfortable as you ride, and protect you from road rash if you fall. 

No matter how short the ride is, you should always be wearing the appropriate protective gear. 

Even when it’s warm, you should still be wearing full gear. Most motorcycle jackets are designed to protect you while also keeping your from overheating or getting dehydrated. 

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.