Use this motorcycle practice test question to prepare for the real written exam at the DMV or during your motorcycle safety course.
What should you do if you get a flat tire while riding your motorcycle?
- Immediately turn to get off the roadway.
- Open up the throttle to get more air in the tire.
- Jam on the brakes to stop immediately.
- Hold the hand grips firmly, ease off the throttle, and keep a straight course.
Find the answer to this question and an explanation below.
This topic may show up on your motorcycle permit test.
The answer is: D. Hold the hand grips firmly, ease off the throttle, and keep a straight course.
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Explanation: Motorcycle Tire Failures
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.
Tire failure on a motorcycle can create a dangerous situation. A flat tire will make controlling your bike much more difficult.
Flat front tires can cause your steering to feel heavy and difficult. A flat rear tire may cause the back of your bike to sway or jerk from side to side.
In either case, if a tire goes flat while you are riding, it is recommended that you:
- Keep a firm grip on your handlebars.
- Ease off of the throttle.
- Maintain a straight path until you can slow down.
- If you must brake, only use the brakes on the wheel that is not flat.
- As you slow to a safe speed, edge towards the side of the road and come to a stop.
You can find more information about this topic in the motorcycle rider’s handbook.
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