When riding your motorcycle at night, you should do all of the following, EXCEPT:

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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 your motorcycle at night, you should do all of the following, EXCEPT:

  1. Ride in a single lane position at all times.
  2. Slow down.
  3. Increase your following distance. 
  4. Wear highly visible and reflective clothing. 

Find the answer to this question and an explanation below. 


This topic may show up on your motorcycle permit test. 

The answer is: A. Ride in a single lane position at all times.

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Explanation: When Riding at Night

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. 

Riding at night or in situations where visibility is reduced adds additional dangers for both drivers and motorcycle riders. 

At night, it is harder for you to see and it’s harder for other drivers to see you. That’s why it is extremely important to adjust your riding in order to stay safe. 

When riding at night, you should:

  • Slow down.
  • Increase your following distance. 
  • Look for more space when making maneuvers. 
  • Use your headlights at all times, and use your high beams when you can. 
  • Use the headlights of other vehicles to help you see.
  • Wear reflective clothing that makes it easier to see you. 
  • Avoid overriding your headlights.
  • Constantly adjust your lane positioning as necessary. 

Hazards at night will be constantly changing as you travel down the road. For this reason, it is important to be cognizant about your lane positioning. 

In order to reduce potential hazards, you may need to adjust your position in your lane in order to give yourself more space or to increase your visibility for yourself and for other drivers. 

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.