Friday, July 04, 2008

bike safety quiz

how many did YOU get wrong?
[answers are given at the bottom of this post. for the love of god, DON'T CHEAT!]
Each year approximately 800 bicyclists are killed, and 600,000 are injured in motor vehicle-related crashes. A bicycle is not a toy: it’s a vehicle. Use the following quiz to test your knowledge of bicycle safety. Click on the following each question to see the answer.
Q1. Are there any times when you don't need to wear a bike helmet?

Q2. Name at least three safe bike riding practices.

Q3. Riding your bike in the dark is dangerous, but if you have to ride at night, what can you do to make yourself more visible to drivers? Name at least three safe bike riding practices.

Q4. What kind of things should you check before beginning to ride?

Q5. Where do most bicycle crashes occur?

Q6. When riding your bike, it is important to stay alert at all times. Name three road hazards you should watch out for.

Q7. Is it OK to ride a bicycle while listening to audio headphones?

Q8. What is the most serious type of injury for cyclists?

Q9. Always be a courteous cyclist. Remember, _________ have the right of way.

Q10. Be safe, Be _________ !

Q11. Always go with the flow of traffic, and stay to the ____________ .

Q12. Before entering a roadway, you should look ______ for traffic.

Q13. Always check _________ you before changing lanes.

Q14. Your bicycle helmet should fit __________ and cover your ___________.

Q15. When making a turn, ___________ your moves to others.
extra credit:
how many ANSWERS did the test constructors* get WRONG?
*test stolen from the FDNY
Answers to the above questions
Q1. No, you should wear a helmet every time you get on a bike.
Q2. 1. Ride single file. 2. Obey traffic signs, signals, and lane markings. 3. Signal your moves to others. 4. Check for traffic at an intersection; 5. Stay alert at all times.
Q3. Wear clothing that reflects the light; make sure your bike has a front headlight that is bright and white; and equip your bike with reflectors on the front and rear, and on the pedals and wheels.
Q4. 1. Inflate your tires properly and check your brakes before riding. 2. Always wear neon, fluorescent or other bright colors when riding during the day. 3. carry your books and other presentations in a bicycle carrier or backpack.
Q5. At intersections.
Q6. Potholes, wet leaves, storm grates, cracks, gravel, etc.
Q7. NO
Q8. Head injuries.
Q9. Pedestrians.
Q10. Seen.
Q11. Right.
Q12. Left-Rignt-Left.
Q13. Behind.
Q14. Snugly/Forehead
Q15. Signal.

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