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1 Biking in Traffic Share the Road: Driver's Education

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3 To educate drivers about their legal responsibility to share the road with bicyclists and pedestrians. To improve new drivers’ understanding of bicyclists’ actions and legal status on the road. To reduce fatalities and injuries. Share the Road Class Objectives

4 Introduction to driving safely around people biking and walking Pre-test to see what you already know (It’s anonymous and not graded) Share the Road videos Take test (Graded) Review test questions and answers Class Agenda

5 Everyone fares best when all road users act responsibly, legally, and with respect.

6 Speeding Kills

7 Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death in the U.S. for people aged We Need to Share & Be Aware of Each Other

8 Slow Down!

9 We want to measure what you already know about this topic. Your pre-test is not graded. Let's save paper: please just write the letter answer for each question. Pre-test

10 Please include your name. This may be graded. Please circle the letter you want to choose to answer each question. We will correct/review the answers as a group. Share the Road: Post Test

11 Test Question #1 What direction should a bicyclist ride on the roadway? A. Against the traffic (facing traffic). B. With the traffic C. Depends on whether it’s a one-way or two-way street D. It doesn’t matter which direction a bicyclist rides Bicyclists riding with traffic are more visible to drivers, particularly at intersections – where most crashes occur AND, it’s the law!

12 Test Question #2 True or False: Pedestrians who are hit by a car going 30 mph have a 50/50 chance of surviving.

13 Test Question #3 When a driver approaches a bicyclist from behind, the driver should: A. Gently tap the horn to alert the bicyclist B. Blast the horn for at least two seconds C. Race the engine D. Shout at the cyclist E. None of the above

14 Test Question #4 When driving near pedestrians you should : A. Always look closely before turning. B. Slow down. C. Never pass a car that is stopped at a crosswalk. D. All of the above

15 Test Question #5 What is a minimum safe distance for a driver to pass a bicyclist going in the same direction? A. One or two feet B. Three feet C. At least 10 feet D. Fifteen feet or more This is Wisconsin law. Less than three feet, the driver and cyclist have less space for safe maneuvering. More is better.

16 Test Question #6 A bicyclist should: A. Always ride on a sidewalk B. Always hug the side of the road (ride on the edge), no matter what C. Ride as close to the right side of the road as practical D. Ride in the opposite direction of other traffic State law says that bicyclists should ride as close to the right side of the road as practical (that means at least three feet from the curb and parked cars)

17 Test Question #7 True or False: Bicyclists have no legal right to ride on the road Vehicular Status : The Bicycle is defined as a vehicle. {340.01(5)} The operator of a vehicle is granted the same rights and subject to the same duties of the driver of any other vehicle except those provisions which by their express terms have no application to bicycles. {346.02(4)(a)}.

18 Test Question #8 Bicyclists should use only bike lanes and bike paths True or False: Bicyclists may choose either a path or adjacent roadway and have a legal right to both. Bicyclists are not required to use bike lanes and in fact must leave bike lanes to turn or avoid obstacles

19 Test Question #9 At a stop sign before proceeding, a driver should: A. Look for cars coming from the left, right and straight ahead B. Look for pedestrians on the sidewalk approaching the intersection C. Look for bicyclists approaching on the roadway from the left, right and straight ahead and on the sidewalk D. All the above Before safely proceeding into an intersection from a stop sign, a driver must be alert to all traffic. Stop at stop signs!

20 Test Question #10 A driver should be alert to: A. A bicyclist riding into the street from a driveway B. A bicyclist riding alongside parked cars C. A bicyclist riding against the traffic D. All of the above Driving requires being alert for others’ actions and mistakes at all times, not just at intersections.

21 Test Question #11 All of these are driver errors except: A. Opening the door into the path of a bicyclist, after parking on-road B. Passing a bicyclist and then immediately turning right, into the path of the cyclist C. When turning left, misjudging an oncoming bicyclist’s speed and cutting him off D. Waiting for a safe opportunity to pass a bicyclist by at least three to five feet Motorists are most often at fault involving crashes with adult bicyclists. Drivers may have to be patient and wait awhile to pass, instead of risking a dangerous collision.

22 Test Question #12 Who is most often at fault in crashes between motor vehicles and children riding bicycles? A.Motorists B.Children riding bicycles Children often ride out into traffic without looking or think motorists see them. Drivers must be alert for children and anticipate sudden movements.

23 How many crosswalks are there in the picture?

24 Stop for Pedestrians!

25 Test Question #14 True or False: Drivers must yield to pedestrians waiting on the edge of the street, waiting to cross at the corner Pedestrians have the right of way at all crosswalks, painted or unpainted.

26 Test Question #15 If there is no sidewalk, a pedestrian should walk in the street: A.With the Traffic B.Against the Traffic C.It is illegal to walk where there is no sidewalk

27 Test Question #16 It is drivers legal responsibility to yield to pedestrians: A. when your vehicle is crossing a sidewalk, entering an alley or driveway B.who have started crossing at an intersection or crosswalk C.Who have darted out into the road D.All of the above

28 Test Question #17 Which vehicle has the right to proceed through the intersection first? A.Motorist B.Bicyclist

29 Test Question #18 What should drivers do when there is a blind pedestrian (anyone with a sight cane) at the edge of the roadway attempting to cross? A.Stop the vehicle before approaching closer than 10 feet B.Yield to the pedestrian even if they are crossing against the light C.Only stop if you have a red light D.Slow down but not stop E.A and B

30 Test Question #19 Pedestrians: A.May cross mid-block, but they must wait for a break in traffic B.Should sprint to finish crossing if they are in the intersection when the don’t walk signal starts flashing C.Should avoid wearing ear-buds and using electronic devices while walking. D.A and C

31 Test Question #20 True or False: Only when Share the Road signs are posted, bicyclists are entitled to use the lane. Bicyclists are allowed to take the lane and operate on every street and state highway. Expect to see and give bicyclists room on the road. They are legal road users!

32 What actions are you going to take to keep people walking and biking safely?

33 Take the Share & Be Aware Pledge

34 This class is based on materials from the League of Illinois Bicyclists and funded by the Wisconsin Department of Transportation. To Request these materials or a Driver’s Ed Class, please visit THANK YOU and Drive Safely!

35 Resources & Contacts WI Pedestrian laws: t/pedestrians/docs/pedlaws.pdf t/pedestrians/docs/pedlaws.pdf WI Bike Laws: bicycle/docs/bikelaws.pdf bicycle/docs/bikelaws.pdf Wisconsin Bike Fed Share & Be Aware including this Driver’s Ed Program


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