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ENGLISH
2011
 
California
MotorcycleHandbook 
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Edmund G. Brown Jr., Governor
State of California
George Valverde, Director
Department of Motor Vehicles
 
 
taBleoFcoNteNts
Turning
.....................................13
Disclaimer............................ ii
WheretoWrite..................... ii
DmviNFormatioN.....................1
iNtroDUctioN..........................2
tWo-WheelvehicleoPeratioN..2
Motorcycles...................................2
Motor-DrivenCycles.....................2
MotorizedBicycles........................3
MotorizedScooter.........................3
liceNsereQUiremeNts.............3
EarningYourLicense....................4
BasicRiderCourse.......................4
—All
Drivers........................................4
ApplicationRequirements
Minors’M
1
 /M
2
Permit
Requirements.............................5
Minors’M
1
 /M
2
License
Requirements.............................5
Adults’18-21YearsofAge
M1/M2PermitRequirements.....5
Adults’18-21YearsofAge
M1/M2LicenseRequirements...6
LicenseRequirements—
AllDrivers...................................6
MotorcycleSkillsTest...................6
PrePariNGtoriDe...................7
WearingtheRightGear................7
Helmet Use
................................7
Helmet Selection
........................8
Eye and Face Protection
............8
Clothing
......................................9
KnowYourMotorcycle..................9
The Right Motorcycle
.................9
Get Familiar with the
Motorcycle Controls
..............10
Check Your Motorcycle
............10
KnowYourResponsibilities........11
riDeWithiNYoUraBilities...... 11
BasicVehicleControl..................11
Body Position
...........................11
Shifting Gears
..........................12
Braking
.....................................12
KeepingYourDistance...............13
Lane Positions
.........................13
Following Another Vehicle
.......14
Being Followed
........................15
Passing and Being Passed
.....15
Passing
....................................15
Being Passed
...........................15
Lane Sharing
............................16
Merging Cars
...........................16
Cars Alongside
........................16
Search,Evaluate,and
Execute(SEE)..........................17
Search
......................................17
Evaluate
....................................17
Execute
....................................17
Intersections...............................18
Blind Intersections
...................18
Passing Parked Cars
...............19
Parking at the Roadside
..........20
IncreasingVisibility.....................20
Clothing
....................................20
Headlight 
..................................20
Turn Signals
.............................21
Brake Light 
...............................21
Using Your Mirrors
...................22
Head Checks
...........................22
Horn
..........................................23
Riding at Night 
.........................23
CollisionAvoidance....................23
Quick Stops
.............................24
Swerving or Turning Quickly 
....24
Cornering
.................................25
HandlingDangerousSurfaces....26
Uneven Surfaces and
Obstacles
..............................26
Slippery Surfaces
....................27
Railroad or Trolley Tracks and
Pavement Seams
..................28
Grooves and Gratings
..............28
MechanicalProblems.................28
Tire Failure
...............................28
Stuck Throttle
...........................29
Wobble
.....................................29
Chain Problems
.......................30
Engine Seizure
.........................30
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