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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 riding a 3-wheeled motorcycle with a group, you should travel in a _________ formation.
Find the answer to this question and an explanation below.
This topic may show up on your motorcycle permit test.
The answer is: C. Single-file.
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Explanation: Group Riding with 3-wheel Motorcycles
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 riding with a group of 3-wheel motorcycles, choosing the safest riding formation is important.
Just like your lane positioning when riding alone, the group riding formation on a 3-wheel motorcycle is more limited as well.
Since 3-wheel motorcycles and motorcycles with sidecars need to position themselves in the center of the lane and use the full width of the lane, a staggered formation is not safe.
When riding with a 3-wheel motorcycle group, you should always use a single file formation and keep at least 2 seconds between each rider.
This formation ensures that each rider has an adequate space cushion, enough space in the lane, and a safe following distance.
You can find more information about this topic in the motorcycle rider’s handbook.
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