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Bicycle Safety Quiz

The Traffic Engineering Division thought it would be fun to test your knowledge on bicycle safety. There are 3 quizzes below, how much do you know?

Quiz Level I

  1. Always ride on the left side of the street so you can see the cars coming toward you. T F
  2. Turning left at the intersection can be one of the most dangerous things you can do on a bike. T F
  3. You donít need to lock your bike if you can see it at all times. T F
  4. Your right hand brake stops the rear wheel. T F
  5. Your left hand brake stops the front wheel. T F
  6. It is a good idea to ride your bicycle while wearing headphones. T F
  7. If you must stop quickly, squeeze both brakes at the same time. T F
  8. High gear is used for going uphill. T F
  9. You should not wear a football or hockey helmet while riding a bike. T F
  10. The law says you can ride your bicycle on whichever side of the street is safer. T F
  11. When riding your bike, you must stop at a stop sign even if there isnít anyone around. T F
  12. You should signal that you are going to stop before you come to a stop sign. T F
  13. When crossing a sidewalk on a bike, you must always yield the right-of-way to pedestrians. T F
  14. Itís harder for drivers to see you on a bike than it is for you to see them. T F
  15. If drivers look in your direction, they always see you. T F
  16. You need to wear a helmet only when you know you are going to ride in heavy traffic. T F
  17. Itís a good idea to slow down while riding on wet pavement. T F
  18. Always buy a bicycle that is a little too big for you so you can grow into it. T F
  19. When you are riding a bicycle, you have the right-of-way at intersections because you are like a pedestrian. T F
  20. Your bicycle is a vehicle. T F

Answers: 1-F, 2-T, 3-F, 4-T, 5-T, 6-F, 7-T, 8-F, 9-T, 10-F, 11-T, 12-T, 13-T, 14-T, 15-F, 16-F, 17-T, 18-F, 19-F, 20-T

Quiz Level II

  1. When two vehicles come to an intersection at the same time, which one has the right-of-way?
  2. Approximately how many feet (or meters) away from parked cars should you ride your bicycle?
  3. Approximately how many feet (or meters) from the curb should you ride your bicycle?
  4. Which type of clothing is better to wear at night: fluorescent or reflective?
  5. With the amount of energy it takes to walk a mile (or a kilometer), how many miles or kilometers can you ride?
  6. When following someone on a bike, always do exactly what they do so you wonít confuse the drivers around you. T F
  7. When the traffic light is yellow, you should speed up to make sure you get through the intersection before it turns red. T F
  8. Most car/bike crashes happen at intersections. T F
  9. A crash canít happen to a careful rider who obeys all the rules-of-the-road. T F
  10. A car whose left-turn signal is flashing will always turn left. T F

1: Vehicle on right, 2: 3 feet (1 meter), 3: 2 feet (1/2 meter), 4: Reflective, 5: 5 miles (or 5 kilometers), 6-F, 7-F, 8-T, 9-F, 10-F

Quiz Level III

  1. If there is a line of cars moving very slowly through an intersection, you can pass on the right as long as the light is green. T F
  2. You should ride in the middle of the traffic lane when the road is very narrow. T F
  3. If you have been in an accident, the cracks in your helmet will always be visible. T F
  4. When itís dark, and your batteries are dead and your headlight doesnít work, the best thing to do is to ride home very slowly. T F
  5. If you wear reflective tape and a light-colored helmet, and your bike has front, rear and side reflectors, you donít need a light at night. T F
  6. Put an ďXĒ by the safety equipment you donít have and be sure to get it right away: Helmet___ Front Light___ Rear Light___ Front Reflector___ Rear Reflector___ Reflector on Pedals___ Reflector on Spokes___ Reflective Vest___ Safety Flag___ Gloves___ Glasses or Goggles___

Answers: 1-F, 2-T, 3-F, 4-F, 5-F

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