Motorcycle Theory Test Questions

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A casualty has an injured arm. They can move it freely but it’s bleeding. Why should you get them to keep it in a raised position?
A casualty isn’t breathing normally. Chest compressions should be given. At what rate?
A collision has just happened. An injured person is lying in a busy road. What’s the first thing you should do to help?
A driver pulls out of a side road in front of you, causing you to brake hard. What should you do?
A driver’s behaviour has upset you. What can you do to safely get over this incident?
A friend asks you to give them a lift on your motorcycle. What conditions apply?
A friend offers you a second-hand safety helmet for you to use. Why may this be a bad idea?
A horse rider is in the left-hand lane approaching a roundabout. Where should you expect the rider to go?
A learner driver begins to emerge into your path from a side road on the left. What should you do?
A long, heavily laden lorry is taking a long time to overtake you. What should you do?
A motorcyclist is riding a motorcycle that has an engine larger than 50 cc. When may they carry a pillion passenger?
A person has been injured. They may be suffering from shock. What are the warning signs to look for?
A police car is following you. The police officer flashes the headlights and points to the left. What should you do?
A police officer asks to see your documents. You don’t have them with you. Within what time must you produce them at a police station?
A slow-moving lorry showing this sign is travelling in the middle lane of a three-lane motorway. How should you pass it?
A tanker is involved in a collision. Which sign shows that it’s carrying dangerous goods?
After a collision, someone is unconscious in their vehicle. When should you call the emergency services?
After riding through deep water, you notice your scooter brakes aren’t working properly. What would be the best way to dry them out?
After this hazard you should test your brakes. Why is this?
An adult casualty isn’t breathing. To maintain circulation, compressions should be given. What’s the correct depth to press for each compression?
An injured motorcyclist is lying unconscious in the road. The traffic has stopped and there’s no further danger. What should you do to help?
An injured person has been placed in the recovery position. They’re unconscious but breathing normally. What else should be done?
As you approach a pelican crossing, the lights change to green. What should you do if elderly people are halfway across?
At a junction, you see this sign partly covered by snow. What does it mean?
At a pelican crossing, what must you do when the amber light is flashing?
At a puffin crossing, which colour follows the green signal?
At a railway level crossing, the red lights continue to flash after a train has gone by. What should you do?
At an incident, a casualty is unconscious but breathing. When should you move them?
At an incident, a casualty is unconscious. You need to check whether they’re breathing. How long should you allow for this check?
At an incident, a casualty isn’t breathing. What should you do while helping them to start breathing again?
At an incident, a small child isn’t breathing. To restore normal breathing, how should you breathe into their mouth?
At an incident, it’s important to look after any casualties. What should you do with them when the area is safe?
At an incident, someone is suffering from severe burns. What should you do to help them?
At an incident, someone is unconscious. What would your priority be?
At an incident, what should you do with a casualty who has stopped breathing?
At night, you see a pedestrian wearing reflective clothing and carrying a bright red light. What does this mean?
At this junction, there’s a ‘stop’ sign and a solid white line on the road surface. Why is there a ‘stop’ sign here?
At traffic lights, what does it mean when the amber light shows on its own?
At which type of crossing are cyclists allowed to ride across with pedestrians?
Before overtaking a large vehicle, you should keep well back. Why is this?
Before starting a journey in the snow, what should you do?
Before starting a journey, it’s wise to plan your route. How can you do this?
Blind spots should be checked before you do what?
Braking too hard has caused both wheels to skid. What should you do?
By how much can stopping distances increase in icy conditions?
Do you need to display L plates when learning to ride a motorcycle under the direct access scheme?
Following a collision, someone has suffered a burn. The burn needs to be cooled. What’s the shortest time it should be cooled for?
For how long is a Statutory Off-Road Notification (SORN) valid?
For how long is an MOT certificate normally valid?
For what purpose should you use the engine cut-out switch on your motorcycle?
How are you likely to be affected by drinking alcohol?
How can you identify traffic signs that give orders?
How can you plan your route before starting a long journey?
How can you reduce the environmental harm caused by your motor vehicle?
How is a learner motorcyclist’s licence restricted?
How long after first registration must a motorcycle have its first MOT test?
How should the right-hand lane of a three-lane motorway be used?
How should you dispose of a used vehicle battery?
How should you drive in areas with traffic-calming measures?
How should you gain basic skills in motorcycle riding?
How should you give an arm signal to turn left?
How should you maintain cable-operated brakes?
How should you move off safely from a parked position?
How should you overtake a long, slow-moving vehicle on a busy road?
How should you rejoin the motorway after a breakdown on the hard shoulder?
How should you ride a motorcycle when new tyres have just been fitted?
How should you ride at night on a busy main road?
How should you ride through flood water?
How should you signal when going straight ahead at a roundabout?
How should you use the emergency telephone on a motorway?
How will a police officer in a patrol vehicle normally get you to stop?
How will a school crossing patrol signal you to stop?
How will riding a motorcycle and sidecar differ from riding a solo motorcycle?
How would age affect an elderly person’s driving ability?
How would you identify a section of road used by trams?
How would you react to drivers who appear to be inexperienced?
If you want to ride on the motorway, what’s the minimum engine size your motorcycle must have?
In daylight, an approaching motorcyclist is using dipped headlights. Why?
In good conditions, what’s the typical stopping distance at 70 mph?
In heavy motorway traffic, the vehicle behind you is following too closely. How can you lower the risk of a collision?
In normal riding conditions, how should you brake?
In very hot weather the road surface can become soft. What will this affect?
In which of these circumstances may you use hazard warning lights?
In which of these circumstances must you show your insurance certificate?
In which of these situations should you avoid overtaking?
In windy conditions, which activity requires extra care?
It can be helpful to plan your route before starting a journey. Why should you also plan an alternative route?
It rains after a long, dry, hot spell. How can this affect the road surface?
It’s a very hot day. What would you expect to find?
It’s been raining after a long dry spell. How will this affect the road surface?
It’s essential that tyre pressures are checked regularly. When should this be done?
It’s very cold and the road looks wet. What should you do if you can’t hear any road noise as you ride?
Oil is leaking from your forks. Why shouldn’t you ride a motorcycle in this condition?
On a motorway, what’s an emergency refuge area used for?
On a motorway, when should the hard shoulder be used?
On a road where trams operate, which of these vehicles will be most at risk from the tram rails?
On a three-lane dual carriageway, what can the right-hand lane be used for?
On a three-lane motorway, what does this sign mean?
On a three-lane motorway, which lane should you normally use?
On the road, what should be your normal riding position?
On which occasion may you enter a box junction?
On which part of a motorway are amber reflective studs found?
Only a fool breaks the two-second rule.’ What does this refer to?
Other drivers may sometimes flash their headlights at you. In which situation are they allowed to do this?
Overall stopping distance is made up of thinking distance and braking distance. You’re on a good, dry road surface, with good brakes and tyres. What’s the typical braking distance from 50 mph?
Planning your route before setting out can be helpful. How can you do this?
Powered vehicles used by disabled people are small and hard to see. How do they give early warning when on a dual carriageway?
Riding with the side stand down could cause you to crash. When is this most likely to happen?
Some junctions controlled by traffic lights have a marked area between two stop lines. What’s this for?
Some two-way roads are divided into three lanes. Why are these particularly dangerous?
Spilt fuel on the road can be very dangerous for a motorcyclist. How can this hazard be seen?
The conditions are good and dry. When should you use the ‘two-second rule’?
The driver of the car in front is giving this arm signal. What does it mean?
The dual carriageway you’re turning right onto has a very narrow central reservation. What should you do?
The fluid level in your battery is low. What should you top it up with?
The left-hand pavement is closed due to street repairs. What should you do?
The red lights are flashing. What should you do when approaching this level crossing?
The road is wet. Why might a motorcyclist steer round drain covers on a bend?
The road is wet. You’re passing a line of queuing traffic and riding on the painted road markings. What should you take particular care in doing?
The road outside this school is marked with yellow zigzag lines. What do these lines mean?
The vehicle ahead is being driven by a learner. What should you do?
There are flashing amber lights under a school warning sign. What action should you take?
There are no speed-limit signs on the road. How is a 30 mph limit indicated?
There’s a cut in the sidewall of one of your tyres. What should you do about this?
There’s a tractor ahead. You want to overtake but you aren’t sure whether it’s safe. What should you do?
There’s been a collision. A driver is suffering from shock. What should you do?
There’s been a collision. A motorcyclist is lying injured and unconscious. Unless it’s essential, why should you not usually attempt to remove their helmet?
These flashing red lights mean that you must stop. Where would you find them?
Traction control systems (TCS) are fitted to some motorcycles. What do they help to prevent?
Traffic officers operate on motorways and some primary routes in England. What are they authorised to do?
Traffic signs giving orders are generally which shape?
Unless signs show otherwise, what’s the national speed limit for a car or motorcycle on a motorway?
What action would you take when elderly people are crossing the road?
What applies when you tow a trailer with your motorcycle?
What are the minimum test vehicle requirements for a motorcycle used to obtain a full category ‘A’ licence?
What are triangular signs for?
What basic rule applies when you’re using a motorway?
What benefit will you see if you have your motorcycle serviced regularly?
What can a heavy load in a motorcycle top box cause?
What can cause excessive or uneven tyre wear?
What can cause skidding?
What can cause your tyres to lose their grip on the road surface and skid?
What can incorrect wheel alignment cause?
What can motorcyclists do to improve their safety on the road?
What can rapid acceleration and heavy braking lead to?
What can you do to be seen more easily when you’re riding at night?
What can you do to prevent a cable-operated clutch from becoming stiff?
What can you wear to make it easier for other road users to see you?
What colour are the reflective studs between a motorway and its slip road?
What colour are the reflective studs between the lanes on a motorway?
What could a loose drive chain cause?
What could happen if you ride your motorcycle when it has a very loose drive chain?
What could happen if you ride your motorcycle with a slack or worn drive chain?
What do these motorway signs show?
What do these zigzag lines at pedestrian crossings mean?
What do traffic-calming measures do?
What do you need before you can take a practical motorcycle test?
What does ’25’ mean on this motorway sign?
What does a circular traffic sign with a blue background do?
What does a flashing amber beacon mean when it’s on a moving vehicle?
What does a motorcycle registration document show?
What does a person need to do when they ride as a pillion passenger?
What does a red traffic light mean?
What does a sign with a brown background show?
What does ‘tailgating’ mean?
What does the term ‘lifesaver’ mean?
What does this motorway sign mean?
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