Take the Test - Bike Awareness

We are using this as part of our outreach program to help educate motorists and improve relations to make everyone safer on the road.  Take The Test was devised by Yield To Life an organization committed to making roads safe and accommodating for cyclists.  In addition to the Road Rules test below, be sure to take the awareness test!

So many of the accidents between motorists and cyclists could be prevented with a little more attention, a little more understanding, and a lot more respect between motorists and cyclists. The purpose of this exercise is to create a safe and harmonious environment between cyclists and motorists, one that creates mutual respect for all life on the road. Through education and awareness and sensitivity training, we can make cycling safer. By creating a safer environment for cyclists, cycling can be promoted as a safe means of transportation and a healthy form of recreation for one’s one health, the well being of community, and the betterment of the planet. Watch out for cyclists, and when you see one, please Yield to Life.

Multiple Choice

1. When making a right turn:

  • A. Look for young cyclists who may be using the sidewalk and crosswalk.
  • B. Check for pedestrians crossing the street.
  • C. Check to see if there are cyclists behind or on your right that may be going straight.
  • D. All of the above.

2. Passing a cyclist is acceptable:

  • A. Whenever you need to keep up your speed.
  • B. When you are in a hurry.
  • C. When you are sure that there is ample space between you and the cyclist and there are no blind spots or dangers by moving over to allow safe passage.
  • D. When the bicyclist is going slower than you are.

3. You must be extra vigilant of cyclists when:

  • A. Opening your car door after parking on the road.
  • B. Backing in and out of driveway.
  • C. Making left and right hand turns.
  • D. All of the above.

4. When making a left turn:

  • A. You can always be faster than a cyclist so you don't have to be so concerned about the potential cyclist approaching since a cyclist man power is no match for your horse power.
  • B. Make sure you can see into the distance to make sure no motorists or cyclist are in a close proximity and never assume you can turn faster than an approaching cyclist.
  • C. Just make sure no cars are approaching.
  • D. It is safe to go when the light permits.

5. A good response when you witness a cyclist making a traffic error

  • A. Honk your horn.
  • B. Hate all cyclists for the rest of your life.
  • C. Realize that this individual made a mistake and not make blanket assumptions on the cycling community at large.
  • D. Run them off the road to teach them a lesson about disrespect.

True or False

6. True or False: Cyclists are allowed to ride in the flow of traffic.

7. True or False: It is customary to honk at cyclists to let them know you're approaching.

8. True or False: Cyclists have the same rights to the road and motorists and must adhere to the same road rules.

9. True or False: Cyclists must hug the right side of the road, be in a bike lane or be on bike paths at all times.

10. True or False: Cyclists are a menace to motorists.