Safety Question(s) of the Month
Test Your Biker Brain
The following quiz is from the Delaware Office of Highway Safety. Take a minute to see how well you score. We’ll discuss answers at our next Chapter gathering.
- If your bike suddenly starts to wobble or shake, get on the brakes.
- Motorcycle tires have less grip when the weather gets colder.
- Bad weather puts drivers and motorcyclists at equal risk.
- Goggles offer you the same protection as a face shield.
- Even one drink can affect your riding ability, decision-making and reaction time.
- A steady high beam draws motorists’ attention to you just as well as a flashing or pulsing headlamp.
- A passenger should just hold on while you do all the leaning and body positioning.
- Painted road surfaces offer the same traction as asphalt, whether wet or dry.
- A motorcycle is no more likely to be in a driver’s blind spot than a car is.
- In a panic stop, your front wheel is more likely to lock up than your back wheel.
- Braking during a turn is just as effective as braking before the turn.
- More motorcycle crashes occur in turns than at intersections.
- Leathers or protective gear need only be worn on long-distance or higher-speed rides.
- If a dog or deer comes at you, swerving around it is better than slowing down then accelerating.
- In a group ride, newbies are best protected by riding in the middle of the group.
- Once you make eye contact with the driver of a car, you are safer.
- When riding in the rain, you should ride in the tracks of cars instead of near the shoulder.
- A flat rear tire is just as dangerous as a front flat.
- When swerving, it’s OK to brake hard at the same time.
- Half-coverage helmets provide the same protection as open-face or full-face helmets.
Other Safety Links
|Rules of the Road|
|Nebraska Helmet Law|
|Safe Rider Skills Plaques|
|Motorcycle Safety Foundation|
|Harley Davidson Riding Academy|