Keeping an adequate space cushion around your motorcycle allows for all of the following, EXCEPT:

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Keeping an adequate space cushion around your motorcycle allows for all of the following, EXCEPT:

  1. Escape routes.
  2. The ability to see and be seen.
  3. Enough space to stop. 
  4. The ability to avoid constantly scanning for hazards. 

Find the answer to this question and an explanation below. 

Answer

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The answer is: D. The ability to avoid constantly scanning for hazards. 

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Explanation: Space Cushions

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. 

Maintaining an adequate space cushion around all sides of your motorcycle while riding is a safe choice. 

Space around you while you ride allows you to:

  • Better see what’s happening around you. 
  • Be more visible to other drivers. 
  • Have enough space to stop. 
  • Have escape routes to avoid a hazard. 

However, having a space cushion does not mean you do not still have to constantly scan for hazards. 

In fact, maintaining an adequate space cushion is part of identifying and avoiding hazards.

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