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Where is the biggest risk for conflict between motorcycles and other vehicles?

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Where is the biggest risk for conflict between motorcycles and other vehicles?

  1. Intersections.
  2. Rural streets.
  3. Business districts.
  4. Fast food drive-throughs. 

Find the answer to this question and an explanation below. 


This topic may show up on your motorcycle permit test. 

The answer is: A. Intersections.

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Explanation: Collision Avoidance

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. 

Intersections present the greatest potential for conflict between motorcycles and other vehicles. 

Intersections describe any place on the road when traffic moving in different directions crosses paths. 

Different types of intersections may be controlled by traffic signals, stop signs, yield signs, or nothing at all. 

Staying alert when approaching and riding through an intersection is incredibly important. 

It is your responsibility to make yourself as visible as possible and avoid potential hazards before they occur. 

Never assume another driver sees you or will respect your right of way. 

Be especially cautious of oncoming vehicles when you are making a left turn or turning vehicles when you are going straight. 

If you come to an intersection where your view of traffic is obscured, try to position yourself in a lane position that will give you the best view and edge forward until you can see oncoming traffic. 

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