Nova Scotia Motorcycle Test 02

Whether you’re a seasoned rider relocating to Nova Scotia or a fresh rookie donning a helmet for the first time, the Nova Scotia motorcycle test is an essential rite of passage. Here is your comprehensive guide to mastering one of Atlantic Canada’s most important motorcycle examinations.


Nova Scotia Motorcycle Practice Test 02

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When it comes to turns, you should do all your braking...?

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What is the minimum distance you should maintain while following another vehicle under ideal conditions?

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If you have a learner motorcycle licence, can you carry passengers?

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Why should you always leave plenty of space between you and the vehicles around you?

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When is the highway likely to be slippery in the rain?

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When braking, you should...?

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What are good motorcyclists careful to maintain to increase visibility?

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If someone is following you closely, what can you do to alert them that you may be slowing?

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In an emergency, draw in the clutch, gear down, apply the front brake, and push down on the back brake...?

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Which of the following is not a best practice when encountering slippery surfaces?

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On a roadway with more than two lanes, why should you check the far lanes as well as the lane next to you?

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The passenger should hold on tightly to what?

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If the engine is cold, what can be done to help you start the engine?

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Which statement is FALSE? Any number of things can combine to make the road surface slippery, such as...?

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To start the motorcycle, the 'shut off' switch should be turned to what position?

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Other drivers often have a hard time seeing a motorcycle, especially when the motorcyclist is doing what?

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Don't assume the passenger knows what to do, so tell the passenger to sit where?

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How much stopping power do the front brakes provide?

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If you are forced to brake when the front wheel is turned...?

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When applying the front brake, you should...?

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Make sure your passenger understands that he or she must keep both feet...?

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Most collisions between vehicles and motorcycles happen where?

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Which statement is FALSE? Having space all around your vehicle will allow the following to happen...?

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At 100 km, you have gone 30 to 40 metres before the brakes take hold, and how many metres before you are stopped?

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Why should you never ride the brake?

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Must your motorcycle be equipped with a rear seat and footrests to carry a passenger?

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At 50 km per hour, how far have you gone before your brakes start to take hold?

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When you plan to start, stop, or change direction in traffic, it is important to check...?

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What would you do if a wheel locks up?

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Which statement is FALSE? Once you start to carry passengers, remember that the extra weight changes the way a motorcycle handles, such as...?

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Tips for Preparation and Success

Enroll in a Motorcycle Safety Course

Consider enrolling in a motorcycle safety course. These courses not only provide structured learning, but they could provide exclusive insights into the test from seasoned instructors.

Familiarize Yourself with the Motorcycle Handbook

The Motorcycle M Driver’s Handbook is your go-to source of information. Read it cover to cover, taking notes on the most challenging or critical sections for safe riding.

Get Comfortable with Different Motorcycles

You may take the test with any size motorcycle as long as it’s representative of the license you intend to obtain. Practice with various types of bikes to be prepared for whatever model you encounter on testing day.

Prepare for Different Weather Conditions

The Nova Scotia motorcycle test is not contingent on weather. Prepare to take the test in the rain, snow, or shine, and practice riding in all these conditions.