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1 Share & Be Aware Driver’s Education Class

2 Brought to You By:

3 Share The Road Class in Driver’s Education: Why?  Usually little or no training for cyclists, motorists, and pedestrians on bike/ped laws or safe interactions on the roads  Leads to bad behaviors, mistakes, fear, anger/road rage, decreased safety  More bicyclists (recreation and transportation) and pedestrians are riding all the time  Drivers is a privilege and drivers must operate safely around other road users

4 CLASS AGENDA Introduction to driving safely around people biking and walking Pretest to see what you already know. Don’t worry, it’s anonymous and not graded Share the Road Videos Take test (graded) Review test questions and answers

5 Share the Road Pre-test This is anonymous and ungraded It simply measures how much the class already knows about the topic By comparing (in aggregate) the classes pre- tests and post-tests, we can measure the effect of the class on students safety knowledge You will take the same test at the end of the class

6 Share The Road Class Objectives 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 car/bicyclist and car/pedestrians fatalities and injuries

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

8 Speeding Kills

9 We NEED to Share & Be Aware of Each Other Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death in the US for people aged 4-34

10 Slow Down!

11 Share & Be Aware Video Share & Be Aware Video #1 Share & Be Aware Video #2

12 Watch League of Illinois Bicyclists video

13 Share the Road Post Test Please include your name This may be graded We will trade papers and correct/review the answers as a group

14 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!

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

16 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 These can distract a bicyclist and may cause him to veer into the path of a vehicle, causing a collision.

17 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

18 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.

19 Lane Sharing Not wide enough to share Wide enough to share 14 ft 3 ft 2.5-3 ft 7 ft to 8.5 ft

20 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)

21 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 of the driver of any other vehicle. {346.02(4)(a)}

22 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


24 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!

25 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.

26 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 On narrow roads, drivers may have to be patient and wait awhile to pass, instead of risking a dangerous collision.

27 Test Question #12 True or False: Because cars and trucks are larger than bicycles, their drivers always have the right of way when bicyclists are on the road. Drivers and bicyclists share the road equally. Both should take turns according to standard right-of-way rules

28 How many crosswalks are there in the picture? 32103210

29 Stop for Pedestrians!

30 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.

31 Test Question #15 True or False: Every corner with a sidewalk leading to the street is a crosswalk Crosswalks exist at intersections even if they are not marked.

32 Test Question #16 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

33 Test Question #17 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

34 Test Question #18 What percentage of pedestrians die if they are hit by people driving 40 mph or faster? A.90% B.80% C.55% D.35%

35 Test Question #19 True or False: The operator of every vehicle shall drive at an appropriate reduced speed when: approaching and crossing an intersection or railway grade crossing, when approaching and going around a curve, when approaching a hillcrest, when traveling upon any narrow or winding roadway, when passing school children, highway construction or maintenance workers or other pedestrians, and when special hazard exists with regard to other traffic or by reason of weather or highway conditions.

36 Test Question #20 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.Take such precautions as may be necessary to avoid accident or injury 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

37 What actions are you going to take to keep people walking and biking safe?

38 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 Bicycle Federation of Wisconsin

39 This class is based on materials from the League of Illinois Bicyclists and funded by the Wisconsin Department of Transportation thru Share & Be Aware. Thank you!

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