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When approaching a blind intersection, motorcycle riders should:

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When approaching a blind intersection, motorcycle riders should:

  1. Move to the portion of the lane that will make them the most visible to other drivers. 
  2. Ride in the center portion of the lane. 
  3. Ride in the right portion of the lane.
  4. Ride in the left portion of the lane.

Find the answer to this question and an explanation below. 


This topic may show up on your motorcycle permit test. 

The answer is: A. Move to the portion of the lane that will make them the most visible to other drivers. 

How’d you do? Learn more about this motorcycle topic below. 

Explanation: Motorcycles at Blind Intersections

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. 

As you approach a blind intersection on your motorcycle, you should move into the portion of the lane that will give other drivers the greatest view of you and that gives you the greatest view of other traffic. 

The goal at the blind intersection is to see as much around you as possible while remaining most visible to other drivers. 

If there is a stop sign or you cannot see traffic coming from opposite directions, you should stop at the crosswalk line and slowly edge forward until you can clearly see cross-traffic approaching in either direction. 

Depending on the intersection, your view may be obstructed by buildings, trees, parked cars, or other obstructions. Lean your body forward and control the clutch to slowly move the bike forward to ensure that you have a clear and complete view. 

Once the way is clear, proceed through the intersection. Be sure to keep yourself out of the intersection until you are ready to proceed. 

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

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