Published on Aug 22, 2012
(2012) This video is the third installment in a 5-part series featuring Washington State's Motorcycle Skills Test. Part 3 focuses on the Obstacle Swerve. Read set-up & instruction info below:
Cones set for staging, starting, and swerving; cones/lines set for an obstacle and escape lanes.
Start cones and "T" (45' in front of cue cones).
8' wide obstacle (13' after cue cones).
8' wide escape lanes.
Start from the center of the "Start T".
When signaled, quickly accelerate straight up the path to a speed of 12-18 mph.
At the cue cones, swerve to the direction specified. [right or left as instructed]
Avoid the obstacle line and stay to the inside of the escape sideline.
During your swerve, maintain a steady speed and do not brake.
After clearing the escape lane, straighten, and come to a safe smooth stop.
If necessary, a second run may be required for inappropriate speeds or anticipation.
When signaled, turn to the right and get back in line.
The video is produced by the Washington State Department of Licensing.