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II. Stop intersection
The approach

This driving task is done at inter­sections where you must come to a stop. It begins at the point where you can see the intersection and ends just before you enter the intersection. Be sure to follow these actions:

Traffic check
Before slowing down, look all around you. Check your mirrors and your blind spots.

Steadily reduce speed as you approach the intersection. Downshift into a lower gear as you slow down, but do not rely on downshifting only to slow down. Use both your front and rear brakes. This will also let other drivers know that you are slowing down. Do not drive slower than the speed at which your motorcycle or moped is stable (about 15 km/h). At such low speed, the motorcycle or moped may weave to keep upright. Even if you are skilled enough to balance the motorcycle without weaving, the low speed leaves you with only minimum control.

While slowing down, keep at least a two- to three-second distance behind the vehicle in front of you.


Diagram showing a test for how to ride safely at a stop-sign intersection