# Road Safety Rules For Cyclists! Quiz

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Bicycling is one of the best forms of exercise for losing weight and increasing cardio endurance. This quiz is all about Road Safety for cyclists, which contains a mixture of road safety and distance questions and even includes one to test your eyes. Test your knowledge and learn more. Read the questions carefully and answer. So, let's try out the quiz. All the best!

• 1.

• 2.

### At a red light:

• A.

You can keep going if the path looks clear

• B.

You must stop and wait for it to turn green

• C.

Quickly return your friend’s text message

B. You must stop and wait for it to turn green
Explanation
At a red light, you must stop and wait for it to turn green. This is because red lights indicate that it is not safe to proceed and that you should stop your vehicle. Waiting for the light to turn green ensures that you are following traffic rules and regulations, and helps to maintain order and safety on the road. Ignoring a red light and continuing to drive can lead to accidents and endanger yourself and others. Therefore, it is important to always stop and wait for the light to turn green at a red light.

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• 3.

### Riding at an average speed, how long would it take to cycle from the Paraparaumu train station, along Kapiti Road to the beach?

• A.

6 minutes

• B.

14 minutes

• C.

21 minutes

• D.

32 minutes

B. 14 minutes
Explanation
Based on the given information, the correct answer is 14 minutes. This suggests that it would take 14 minutes to cycle from the Paraparaumu train station, along Kapiti Road to the beach, assuming an average speed.

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• 4.

### Bikes are required to have:

• A.

A steady or flashing rear-facing red light AND One or two white or yellow lights facing forward AND Yellow pedal reflectors or the cyclist must be wearing reflective material.

• B.

A steady or flashing rear-facing red light AND One or two white or yellow lights facing forward OR Yellow pedal reflectors or the cyclist must be wearing reflective material.

• C.

Three lights of any colour attached to the frame of the bike.

A. A steady or flashing rear-facing red light AND One or two white or yellow lights facing forward AND Yellow pedal reflectors or the cyclist must be wearing reflective material.
Explanation
Bikes are required to have a steady or flashing rear-facing red light, which increases visibility for other road users from behind. Additionally, they must have one or two white or yellow lights facing forward to improve visibility for oncoming traffic. Finally, they must either have yellow pedal reflectors or the cyclist must be wearing reflective material, which helps to make the bike more visible from the sides. This combination of lights and reflectors ensures that the bike is easily seen from all directions, reducing the risk of accidents.

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• 5.

### Cycling at an average speed (20kph), how long would it take, and how many calories would you burn, to go from The Parade in Island Bay to The Terrace in Wellington CBD:

• A.

17 minutes and 176 calories (two mallowpuffs)

• B.

24 minutes and 152 calories (Cream egg)

• C.

33 minutes and 264 calories (three mallowpuffs)

A. 17 minutes and 176 calories (two mallowpuffs)
Explanation
Based on the given information, it would take 17 minutes to travel from The Parade in Island Bay to The Terrace in Wellington CBD at an average speed of 20kph. During this time, the person would burn 176 calories, which is equivalent to consuming two mallowpuffs.

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• 6.

### When you pass a pedestrian on a shared path you should:

• A.

Ride past quickly and quietly

• B.

From around 20 metres away, slow down, give them space and use a bell or a polite call out

B. From around 20 metres away, slow down, give them space and use a bell or a polite call out
Explanation
When passing a pedestrian on a shared path, it is important to prioritize their safety and comfort. By slowing down from around 20 meters away, it allows the pedestrian to be aware of your presence and prepare for your passing. Giving them space ensures that they feel safe and not crowded. Using a bell or a polite call out serves as a signal to the pedestrian, alerting them of your approach and giving them the opportunity to move aside if necessary. This approach promotes mutual respect and helps maintain a harmonious environment on the shared path.

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• 7.

### Why should drivers give cyclists a recommended 1.5m gap?

• A.

A surprise wind gust might cause them to swerve

• B.

A car door opening might cause them to swerve

• C.

Broken glass on the road might cause them to swerve

• D.

A pedestrian stepping out might cause them to swerve

• E.

All of the above

E. All of the above
Explanation
Drivers should give cyclists a recommended 1.5m gap because any of the mentioned situations can cause cyclists to swerve. A surprise wind gust can easily throw a cyclist off balance, causing them to veer into the path of a car. Similarly, if a car door suddenly opens, a cyclist may have to swerve to avoid a collision. Broken glass on the road can also force a cyclist to change their path abruptly. Lastly, if a pedestrian unexpectedly steps out onto the road, a cyclist might need to swerve to avoid hitting them. Therefore, it is important for drivers to provide enough space to accommodate these potential hazards.

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• 8.

### You are cycling along an open rural road at 25km an hour. A car is approaching from behind at 95km an hour. How long does it take the car to reach you from 100m back?

• A.

2 seconds

• B.

5 seconds

• C.

10 seconds

• D.

20 seconds

B. 5 seconds
Explanation
Rural areas are high speed environments. Make sure you're easy to see and riding as far to the left as possible.

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• 9.

### It is safest to:

• A.

Pull in and out of gaps between parked cars to allow other traffic to pass

• B.

Hold on to the back of a truck to get towed

• C.

Ride in a steady line a car door’s width out from parked cars

C. Ride in a steady line a car door’s width out from parked cars
Explanation
Riding in a steady line a car door's width out from parked cars is the safest option because it allows enough space to avoid getting hit by opening car doors. This position also ensures that the cyclist is visible to both parked and moving vehicles, reducing the risk of collisions. Additionally, riding in a straight line helps maintain a predictable path for other road users, promoting safer interactions on the road.

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• 10.

### In the Austrian city of Graz, residential speed limits were reduced  from 50kph to 30 kph.  How many fewer traffic related casualties occurred in the year following the reduction?

• A.

5 (2%)

• B.

29 (11%)

• C.

63 (24%)

C. 63 (24%)
Explanation
In the year following the reduction of residential speed limits from 50kph to 30 kph in Graz, there were 63 fewer traffic-related casualties. This suggests that the reduction in speed limits had a positive impact on road safety and resulted in a significant decrease in the number of accidents and injuries.

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• 11.

### How many cyclists are in this photo?

• A.

1

• B.

2

• C.

3

• D.

4

B. 2
Explanation
Look closely behind the front cyclist

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