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When parking a motorcycle on the side of the road:

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Use this motorcycle practice test question to prepare for the real written exam at the DMV or during your motorcycle safety course

When parking a motorcycle on the side of the road:

  1. Park parallel to the curb. 
  2. Park perpendicular to the curb. 
  3. Park at an angle with the front wheel near the cub. 
  4. Park at an angle with the rear wheel near the curb. 

Find the answer to this question and an explanation below. 


This topic may show up on your motorcycle permit test. 

The answer is: D. Park at an angle with the rear wheel near the curb. 

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

Explanation: Parking a Motorcycle

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. 

When parking your motorcycle along the roadside in a parallel parking space, you should position your bike at about a 45 degree angle with the rear wheel near the curb. 

Position the bike in the center of the space so that other vehicles do not try to crowd your bike. 

This position gives you the best view of traffic in the road when you are ready to leave. 

To park this way, you’ll need to find an empty space, use your turn signal, and walk the bike backwards towards its position near the curb. 

When you are ready to leave, use your turn signal and edge forward slowly until you have a clear view of traffic in the road. 

Note that some cities may require motorcycles to park parallel to the curb. 

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.

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