To reduce your chances of being involved in a crash on your motorcycle, you should:

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To reduce your chances of being involved in a crash on your motorcycle, you should:

  1. Always ride slower than the speed of traffic.
  2. Always ride in the center lane position.
  3. Increase your visibility to other drivers.
  4. Always ride in the left 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. Increase your visibility to other drivers.

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Explanation: Avoiding Motorcycle Collisions

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. 

One way to reduce your chances of being involved in a crash is to do what you can to make yourself more visible to other drivers. 

In crashes involving motorcycles and passenger cars, the driver of the car often claims that they never even saw the motorcycle. 

Given their small size, it is harder to spot motorcycles than other vehicles. Many drivers are not actively looking for motorcyclists. 

You can increase your visibility to others by:

  • Wearing bright and reflective clothing during the day and night. 
  • Using your headlight at all times. 
  • Using your turn signals or hand signals when turning or changing lanes. 
  • Choosing a lane position that keeps you out of the blind spots of other drivers.
  • Choosing a lane position that makes you most visible when entering an intersection.
  • Flashing your brake light before stopping or slowing down. 
  • Using your horn to get the attention of another driver, if necessary. 

However, you should not rely on other drivers to prevent a collision. 

While making yourself as visible as possible is certainly important, you need to be actively scanning for and avoiding potential risks. 

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

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Plus, check out an overview of the requirements to get a motorcycle endorsement in each state.