Bike Safety Quiz #1.2

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  • 1. 

    Riding on the left hand side of the road (opposing traffic) is:

    • A.

      Safer than riding on the right hand side of the road (with traffic).

    • B.

      Never ok.

    • C.

      Permissible on two lane roads.

    • D.

      Permissible if your speed does not exceed that of surrounding traffic.

    Correct Answer
    B. Never ok.
    Explanation
    Riding on the left hand side of the road (opposing traffic) is never okay. This is because it goes against the established traffic rules and regulations. Riding against the flow of traffic increases the risk of accidents as drivers may not expect a cyclist coming from the opposite direction. It is important to always ride on the right hand side of the road, with the flow of traffic, to ensure safety for both the cyclist and other road users.

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  • 2. 

    Rolling through stop signs is ok if there is no other traffic at the intersection.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Rolling through stop signs is not okay, even if there is no other traffic at the intersection. Stop signs are put in place to ensure the safety of all drivers and pedestrians. Failing to come to a complete stop at a stop sign can lead to accidents or near misses, regardless of whether there is other traffic present or not. It is important to always obey traffic laws and come to a complete stop at stop signs.

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  • 3. 

    Riding on the sidewalk is safer than riding in the roadway.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Riding on the sidewalk is not safer than riding in the roadway. Sidewalks are designed for pedestrians, not for bikes. Riding on the sidewalk can increase the risk of accidents with pedestrians, especially in crowded areas. Additionally, drivers may not expect to encounter cyclists on the sidewalk, which can lead to collisions at intersections or driveways. It is generally recommended to ride in the roadway, following traffic laws and using designated bike lanes when available, to ensure the safety of both cyclists and pedestrians.

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  • 4. 

    Bicycles are legal vehicles and must therefore obey all traffic laws.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Bicycles are considered legal vehicles, which means they are subject to the same traffic laws as other vehicles on the road. This means that cyclists must follow traffic signals, yield to pedestrians, and obey speed limits, among other rules. By adhering to these laws, cyclists can ensure their safety and the safety of others on the road. Therefore, the statement "Bicycles are legal vehicles and must therefore obey all traffic laws" is true.

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  • 5. 

    When approaching an intersection, it is appropriate to:

    • A.

      Pass all vehicles on the right to position yourself at the beginning of the line of traffic.

    • B.

      Choose any lane position even if it does not serve your destination.

    • C.

      Position yourself at the right most side of the lane so cars can squeeze past you.

    • D.

      Hold your position in the line of traffic by taking the lane.

    Correct Answer
    D. Hold your position in the line of traffic by taking the lane.
    Explanation
    When approaching an intersection, it is appropriate to hold your position in the line of traffic by taking the lane. This means that you should not try to pass all vehicles on the right to position yourself at the beginning of the line of traffic. Instead, you should choose a lane position that serves your destination and stay in that lane. Positioning yourself at the rightmost side of the lane so cars can squeeze past you is not appropriate and can be dangerous. It is important to maintain your position in the line of traffic to ensure a smooth and safe flow of vehicles at the intersection.

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  • 6. 

    The general principle for selecting a lane is:

    • A.

      The lane which carries the least traffic.

    • B.

      The right hand lane.

    • C.

      The lane which carries the slowest traffic.

    • D.

      The rightmost lane that serves your destination.

    Correct Answer
    D. The rightmost lane that serves your destination.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is the rightmost lane that serves your destination. This is because selecting the rightmost lane that serves your destination allows for smoother and more efficient traffic flow. It minimizes lane changes and reduces the chances of conflicts with other vehicles. Additionally, it helps to maintain a consistent speed and reduces the risk of missing an exit or turn.

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  • 7. 

    Cyclists fare best when they ______ and are ________ as drivers of vehicles.

    • A.

      Act, treated

    • B.

      Signal, maneuvering

    • C.

      Look, signaling

    • D.

      Turn, are allowed to turn

    Correct Answer
    A. Act, treated
    Explanation
    Cyclists fare best when they act and are treated as drivers of vehicles. This means that cyclists should follow the rules of the road, signal their intentions, and maneuver their bikes safely. Additionally, drivers of vehicles should respect cyclists' rights on the road and give them the same treatment as they would give to other drivers. By acting responsibly and being treated with respect, cyclists can have a safer and more enjoyable experience on the roads.

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  • 8. 

    Cyclists who ride too close to the right hand side of the road:

    • A.

      Are susceptible to a motorist turning right, cutting them off at an intersection.

    • B.

      Are susceptible to car doors being opened into their path of travel.

    • C.

      Are often not visible to cars pulling out of side streets or driveways.

    • D.

      All of the above.

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above.
    Explanation
    Cyclists who ride too close to the right hand side of the road are susceptible to a motorist turning right, cutting them off at an intersection. Additionally, they are susceptible to car doors being opened into their path of travel. Moreover, they are often not visible to cars pulling out of side streets or driveways. Therefore, all of the above statements are true, making the correct answer "all of the above."

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  • 9. 

    Cyclists who ride in the rain and snow are LESS likely to be involved in crashes.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Cyclists who ride in the rain and snow are less likely to be involved in crashes because adverse weather conditions tend to reduce overall cycling traffic. This means there are fewer vehicles on the road, reducing the chances of collisions with cars or other cyclists. Additionally, cyclists who choose to ride in these conditions are often more experienced and cautious, taking extra care and adopting appropriate safety measures.

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  • 10. 

    Safe cycling requires the use of:

    • A.

      A helmet.

    • B.

      Bright clothing.

    • C.

      Lights.

    • D.

      Eye protection.

    • E.

      All of the above.

    Correct Answer
    E. All of the above.
    Explanation
    Safe cycling requires the use of all of the above items because each one plays a crucial role in ensuring the cyclist's safety. Wearing a helmet protects the head in case of a fall or collision. Bright clothing increases visibility, especially in low light conditions. Lights are essential for making the cyclist visible to other road users, especially at night. Eye protection, such as goggles or sunglasses, shields the eyes from dust, debris, and UV rays. Therefore, using all of these items is necessary to promote safe cycling practices.

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  • 11. 

    By not obeying vehicle laws while riding a bicycle, you put ______ at risk of road rage and its consequences?

    • A.

      Yourself

    • B.

      Your family

    • C.

      Other cyclists

    • D.

      Motorist

    • E.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    E. All of the above
    Explanation
    By not obeying vehicle laws while riding a bicycle, you put yourself at risk of road rage and its consequences. Additionally, your family, other cyclists, and motorists are also at risk because your actions can cause frustration and anger among other road users, potentially leading to aggressive behavior and accidents. Therefore, all of the above are at risk when you do not follow vehicle laws while riding a bicycle.

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  • 12. 

        Driving your bicycle in a predictable and visible manner:

    • A.

      Includes only maintaining a straight line of travel and following through with hand signals.

    • B.

      Includes only maintaining a straight line of travel.

    • C.

      Includes only wearing bright colors and lights.

    • D.

      Includes only following through with hand signals.

    • E.

      Includes maintaining a straight line of travel, following through with hand signals, wearing bright colors and lights, and by how you position yourself within a lane of traffic.

    Correct Answer
    E. Includes maintaining a straight line of travel, following through with hand signals, wearing bright colors and lights, and by how you position yourself within a lane of traffic.
    Explanation
    Driving your bicycle in a predictable and visible manner involves multiple factors. It includes maintaining a straight line of travel to ensure stability and predictability for other road users. It also involves following through with hand signals to indicate your intentions to turn or stop. Wearing bright colors and lights enhances your visibility, especially in low light conditions. Lastly, positioning yourself within a lane of traffic helps you communicate your intentions and assert your presence on the road. All these factors combined contribute to a predictable and visible bicycle operation.

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  • 13. 

    Which of the following areas are PROHIBITED from locking your bike to at Utah State University (choose all that apply):

    • A.

      A tree

    • B.

      A lamp post

    • C.

      A railing

    • D.

      A bike rack

    • E.

      An ash tray

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. A tree
    B. A lamp post
    C. A railing
    E. An ash tray
    Explanation
    At Utah State University, it is prohibited to lock your bike to a tree, a lamp post, a railing, and an ash tray. These areas are not designated for bike parking and may cause damage or obstruction. It is advisable to use a bike rack, which is specifically provided for bike parking purposes.

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  • 14. 

    How much does it cost if my bike has been impounded?

    • A.

      $10

    • B.

      $25

    • C.

      $40

    • D.

      $65

    • E.

      None of the above.

    Correct Answer
    B. $25
    Explanation
    The correct answer is $25. This suggests that if your bike has been impounded, the cost to retrieve it is $25.

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  • 15. 

    When within 20 feet of a pedestrian on USU campus walkways, a bicycle may travel at a speed no faster than:

    • A.

      That of a pedestrian.

    • B.

      Two times that of a pedestrian.

    • C.

      Three times that of a pedestrian.

    • D.

      There is no limit.

    • E.

      You must walk when within 20 feet of a pedestrian.

    Correct Answer
    B. Two times that of a pedestrian.
    Explanation
    When within 20 feet of a pedestrian on USU campus walkways, a bicycle may travel at a speed no faster than two times that of a pedestrian. This means that the bicycle can go up to twice the speed of a pedestrian but should not exceed that limit. This rule is likely in place to ensure the safety of pedestrians and prevent accidents or collisions between bicycles and pedestrians. By limiting the speed of bicycles, it reduces the chances of accidents and promotes a safer environment for everyone on the campus walkways.

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  • 16. 

    At Utah State University, cyclists are prohibited from riding on road-side sidewalks.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Cyclists are prohibited from riding on road-side sidewalks at Utah State University. This means that cyclists are not allowed to ride their bicycles on the sidewalks that are located alongside the roads on the university campus. They are expected to use designated bike lanes or ride on the roads instead.

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  • 17. 

    By not following Campus Walkway Policies, which of the following outcomes is possible?

    • A.

      Close calls and near misses

    • B.

      Injury and death

    • C.

      Tighter restrictions for cyclists

    • D.

      Negative association of cyclists

    • E.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    E. All of the above
    Explanation
    Not following Campus Walkway Policies can lead to various negative outcomes. Close calls and near misses are possible as pedestrians and cyclists may not be able to anticipate each other's movements, leading to potential accidents. Additionally, the lack of adherence to these policies can result in injuries or even fatalities. As a response to these incidents, tighter restrictions may be imposed on cyclists to ensure safety. Moreover, the negative association of cyclists may arise due to their failure to follow the walkway policies, causing frustration and resentment among pedestrians. Therefore, all of the mentioned outcomes are possible when Campus Walkway Policies are not followed.

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