Youth Bike Safety
 
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Check Your Bike Safety IQ! How Bike Smart Are You?

Itís okay to ride without a helmet when
cruising the neighborhood.
 
True  
 
False  
 
Bike Smart riders
already know the answer
to this one! The Correct Answer Is...
WRONG! You should always wear a helmet.

While bicyclists under 18 are legally required to wear a helmet it is smart for everyone to wear one. Head injuries are the most serious type of injury cause of death for bicyclists.

CORRECT! Of course you need to wear a helmet.

Being Bike Smart means wearing a helmet at all times to protect your cranium!

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You should ride your bike in the same
direction as car traffic.
 
True  
 
False  
 
Side does matter!
Being Bike Smart means
knowing where you
should ride! The Correct Answer Is...
CORRECT! Always ride with the traffic flow.

If youíre Bike Smart you never, ever, ever ride against traffic.

WRONG! Always ride with the traffic flow.

If youíre Bike Smart you never, ever, ever ride against traffic.

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Reflectors make bikes look silly and are
only for adults on road bikes.
 
True  
 
False  
 
If you are Bike Smart
you will know all about bike
reflectors and headlamps. The Correct Answer Is...
WRONG! Reflectors arenít silly. They make you more visible!

Every bike need reflectors and other gear to make sure you can be seen by cars. Itís the Bike Smart thing to do!

CORRECT! Reflectors arenít silly. They make you more visible!

Every bike need reflectors and other gear to make sure you can be seen by cars. Itís the Bike Smart thing to do!

Bike safety saves lives! Each of these questions provides a key safety tip!

Continue checking your bike safety IQ for a chance to win cool bike gear such as helmets, bike jersey's or a new road bike.

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Bright-colored clothing make it easier
for drivers to see you.
 
True  
 
False  
 
Everyone should be
Bike Smart enough
to know this! The Correct Answer Is...
CORRECT! Bright colors make you more visible.

The brighter you are, the easier it is for drivers to see you. Go for the neon when possible!

WRONG! Always be as visible as possible. Wear bright colors.

The brighter you are, the easier it is for drivers to see you. Go for the neon when possible!

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Using headphones when riding is okay
if you play songs softly.
 
True  
 
False  
 
Go ahead, unplug,
and think this one
through. Bike Smart
kids know when to turn
off their tunes. The Correct Answer Is...
DANGEROUSLY WRONG! Please unplug and ride safe!

Never ride with headphones or earbuds. Part of being Bike Smart is staying focused and listening to what is happening around you!

CORRECT! Please unplug and ride safe!

Never ride with headphones or earbuds. Part of being Bike Smart is staying focused and listening to what is happening around you!

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Hand signals are silly and only used
by drivers who have broken lights.
 
True  
 
False  
 
Okay Bike Smart kids,
how do you let drivers
know where youíre going? The Correct Answer Is...
NOPE! Hand signals arenít silly. Bicyclists must use them too.

Make sure you know the proper hand signals for turning left, right, slowing down or stopping. The same rules of the road apply to both cars and bicyclists.

CORRECT! Signals are for bicyclists and cars.

Make sure you know the proper hand signals for turning left, right, slowing down or stopping. The same rules of the road apply to both cars and bicyclists.

Last three key safety tips! These are critical for being Bike Smart!

Continue checking your bike safety IQ for a chance to win cool bike gear such as helmets, bike jersey's or a new road bike.

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Bicyclists need to stop at all stop
signs and red lights just like cars.
 
True  
 
False  
 
This is a Bike Smart
no-brainer! The Correct Answer Is...
CORRECT! Know the rules when riding!

Both cars and bicyclists need to follow the same rules of the road. Cruising through stop signs and red lights is very dangerous!

WRONG! You need to stop. Knows the rules when riding.

Both cars and bicyclists need to follow the same rules of the road. Cruising through stop signs and red lights is very dangerous!

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It's okay to carry another person on your bike
if you are careful.
 
True  
 
False  
 
Bike Smart kids know what
tandem bikes are for! The Correct Answer Is...
NOPE! Never let your buddies hitch a ride!

Keep your friends off your handlebars and other parts of your bike. Your bike is just for you and giving rides makes it unstable.

CORRECT! One person per bike!

Keep your friends off your handlebars and other parts of your bike. Your bike is just for you and giving rides makes it unstable.

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You should always be careful when
riding next to parked cars.
 
True  
 
False  
 
Being Bike Smart means
being super observant. The Correct Answer Is...
CORRECT! Always anticipate a door opening!

You never know when a driver of a parked car will open their door. Being Bike Smart means riding defensively and keeping an eye on parked cars when riding.

PAINFULLY WRONG! Always anticipate a door opening!

You never know when a driver of a parked car will open their door. Being Bike Smart means riding defensively and keeping an eye on parked cars when riding.

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My Results 56% IQ Score Guide

The more you know, the safer youíll be on your bike or in your car. If you missed a bunch brush up on your safety skills at octa.net.

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Thank You

You have been entered into our Bike Safety IQ
sweepstakes. Winners will be notified in June 2014.

Its our goal to make sure both bicyclists and motorist
understand bike safety and the rules of the road.

Take a different Bike Safety IQ quiz!

Adult Bike Safety
 
Driver Bike Safety
 
While it's legal for adults to ride without a helmet,
it's smart to protect your brain.
 
True  
 
False  
 
Bike Smart riders
already know the answer
to this one! The Correct Answer Is...
CORRECT! Yes, you always need to wear a helmet.

While bicyclists under 18 are legally required to wear a helmet it is smart for everyone to wear one. Head injuries are the most serious type of injury cause of death for bicyclists.

WRONG! Yes, you always need to wear a helmet.

While bicyclists under 18 are legally required to wear a helmet it is smart for everyone to wear one. Head injuries are the most serious type of injury cause of death for bicyclists.

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You should ride your bike in the same
direction as car traffic.
 
True  
 
False  
 
Side does matter!
Being Bike Smart means
knowing where you
should ride! The Correct Answer Is...
CORRECT! Go with the traffic flow.

If youíre Bike Smart you never, ride against traffic. As a reminder, bicyclists have to follow many of the same rules of the road as cars.

THINK AGAIN! Donít ever ride against traffic!

If youíre Bike Smart you never, ride against traffic. As a reminder, bicyclists have to follow many of the same rules of the road as cars.

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Reflectors and headlights are only for
kids so they are more visible.
 
True  
 
False  
 
If you are Bike Smart
you will know all about bike
reflectors and headlamps. The Correct Answer Is...
NOPE! Reflectors and a front lamp are legally required!

Make sure your bike has the proper reflectors and lights to make sure you can be seen by carsduring the day and on evening rides. Itís the lawÖand Bike Smart.

CORRECT! Reflectors and a front lamp are legally required!

Make sure your bike has the proper reflectors and lights to make sure you can be seen by carsduring the day and on evening rides. Itís the lawÖand Bike Smart.

Bike safety saves lives! Each of these questions provides a key safety tip!

Continue checking your bike safety IQ for a chance to win cool bike gear such as helmets, bike jersey's or a new road bike.

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Bright-colored clothing make it easier
for drivers to see you.
 
True  
 
False  
 
Everyone should be
Bike Smart enough
to know this! The Correct Answer Is...
CORRECT! Make sure drivers see you!

The brighter you are, the easier it is for drivers to see you. Make a fashion statement and wear neon when possible!

WRONG! It is important that drivers see you!

The brighter you are, the easier it is for drivers to see you. Make a fashion statement and wear neon when possible!

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Using headphones when riding is okay
if you play songs softly.
 
True  
 
False  
 
If youíre Bike Smart
you wonít hesitate with
this safety issue. The Correct Answer Is...
WRONG! Always unplug and ride safe!

Never ride with headphones or earbuds. Part of being Bike Smart is staying focused and listening to what is happening around you!

CORRECT! Unplug and ride safe!

Never ride with headphones or earbuds. Leave the workout music for the gym. Being Bike Smart means staying focused to what is happening around you! Donít ride distracted.

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The law requires that you use hand signals
when riding.
 
True  
 
False  
 
What is the Bike Smart
way to tell drivers where
youíre going? The Correct Answer Is...
CORRECT! Signals are for bicyclists and cars.

Make sure you know the proper hand signals for turning left, right, slowing down or stopping. When motorists know where youíre headed, youíll enjoy a safer ride.

WRONG! Seriously, signals are for bicyclists too.

Make sure you know the proper hand signals for turning left, right, slowing down or stopping. When motorists know where youíre headed, youíll enjoy a safer ride.

Last three key safety tips! These are critical for being Bike Smart!

Continue checking your bike safety IQ for a chance to win cool bike gear such as helmets, bike jersey's or a new road bike.

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Bicyclists donít need to stop at stop signs
and red lights like cars do.
 
True  
 
False  
 
This is a Bike Smart
no-brainer! The Correct Answer Is...
THINK AGAIN! Bicyclist have to follow the same rules!

Both cars and bicyclists need to follow the same rules of the road. Cruising through stop signs and red lights is very dangerous!

CORRECT! Know the rules when riding!

Both cars and bicyclists need to follow the same rules of the road. Cruising through stop signs and red lights is very dangerous!

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Bicycling when impaired is fine as long
as you stick to side streets.
 
True  
 
False  
 
Being Bike Smart means
being uber alert. The Correct Answer Is...
THINK AGAIN! Itís never safe to bike when impaired!

Save the drinks until the ride is over. Riding impaired is dangerous and against the law even on side streets.

CORRECT! Donít drink and ride either!

Save the drinks until the ride is over. Riding impaired is dangerous and against the law.

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You should always use caution when
riding next to parked cars.
 
True  
 
False  
 
Being Bike Smart means
riding focused. The Correct Answer Is...
CORRECT! Always anticipate a door opening!

You never know when a driver of a parked car will open their door. Being Bike Smart means riding defensively and using caution around parked cars.

WRONG! Remember, always anticipate a door opening!

You never know when a driver of a parked car will open their door. Being Bike Smart means riding defensively and using caution around parked cars.

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My Results 56% IQ Score Guide

The more you know, the safer youíll be on your bike or in your car. If you missed a bunch brush up on your safety skills at octa.net.

Pledge
and win!

Pledge to be bike safe.




 
Thank You

You have been entered into our Bike Safety IQ
sweepstakes. Winners will be notified in June 2014.

Its our goal to make sure both bicyclists and motorist
understand bike safety and the rules of the road.

Take a different Bike Safety IQ quiz!

Youth Bike Safety
 
Driver Bike Safety
 
When passing a bicyclist, I need to allow
a distance of at least 3 feet.
 
 
True  
 
False  
 
Being Bike Smart means
knowing all the DMV rules
regarding cyclists. The Correct Answer Is...
CORRECT! Be aware of the Three Feet for Safety Act.

While it might be a wise thing to leave extra room when passing bicyclists, the Three Feet for Safety Act begins this September and you could get a ticket if you cut it too close.

WRONG! Be aware of the Three Feet for Safety Act.

While it might be a wise thing to leave extra room when passing bicyclists, the Three Feet for Safety Act begins this September and you could get a ticket if you cut it too close.

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Bicyclists donít have access to the road.
They must stay in bike lanes.
 
 
True  
 
False  
 
If you know where bikes
are allowed on the street
you will be Bike Smart. The Correct Answer Is...
WRONG! Bikes have legal access to the road.

Drivers are required to treat bicycle riders the same as drivers of other motor vehicles. They just move slower. In return, bicyclists are required to follow the same rules of the road, including signaling.

CORRECT! Bikes have legal access to the road.

Drivers are required to treat bicycle riders the same as drivers of other motor vehicles. They just move slower. In return, bicyclists are required to follow the same rules of the road, including signaling.

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A good defensive driver understands
the riding behavior of bicyclists.
 
 
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False  
 
Being Bike Smart means
thinking one step ahead
of the bicyclist. The Correct Answer Is...
CORRECT! Bicyclists behave differently than motorists.

Road conditions or debris in bike lanes might not be an issue for your car but bikes might swerve into your lane to avoid hitting a hazard. It is always wise to anticipate and keep a safe distance.

WRONG! Careful. Bicyclists can swerve into your lane.

Road conditions or debris in bike lanes might not be an issue for your car but bikes might swerve into your lane to avoid hitting a hazard. It is always wise to anticipate and keep a safe distance.

Bike safety saves lives! Each of these questions provides a key safety tip!

Continue checking your bike safety IQ for a chance to win cool bike gear such as helmets, bike jersey's or a new road bike.

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Not all bicyclists ride slowly. It is important
to adjust your driving for faster riders.
 
 
True  
 
False  
 
There are some future
Tour de France
cyclists practicing
in Orange County! The Correct Answer Is...
CORRECT! Some cyclists ride pretty fast!

Some bicyclists travel 20 mph and faster on streets. Even faster down hills. Keep this in mind especially when making a right turn after passing a bicyclist!

WRONG! Watch out! Some cyclists ride pretty fast!

Some bicyclists travel 20 mph and faster on streets. Even faster down hills. Keep this in mind especially when making a right turn after passing a bicyclist!

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Unless otherwise posted, as long as I am driving
25 mph in a school zone the kids are safe.
 
 
True  
 
False  
 
Kids, schools and
bikes are a recipe
for unpredictability. The Correct Answer Is...
WRONG! Kids are wacky on bikes. Always watch out for them.

When school gets out, chaos sets in. At least on the streets around campus. Be sure to keep an eye on kids as the race home on their bikes. Chances are they arenít watching for you.

CORRECT! Kids are wacky on bikes. Always watch out for them.

When school gets out, chaos sets in. At least on the streets around campus. Be sure to keep an eye on kids as the race home on their bikes. Chances are they arenít watching for you.

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I only need to worry about using turn signals
when other cars are present, not bicyclists.
 
 
True  
 
False  
 
What is the Bike Smart
way to tell bicyclists
youíre turning? The Correct Answer Is...
WRONG! Always signal so bicyclists know where youíre headed.

One of the best ways to communicate with a bicyclist is with your turn signal. This gives them ample time to react and position themselves safely.

CORRECT! Signaling helps bicyclists too.

One of the best ways to communicate with a bicyclist is with your turn signal. This gives them ample time to react and position themselves safely.

Last three key safety tips! These are critical for being Bike Smart!

Continue checking your bike safety IQ for a chance to win cool bike gear such as helmets, bike jersey's or a new road bike.

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Itís always better to exercise some patience instead
of your horn when driving near bicyclists.
 
 
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False  
 
Lay off the horn and
turn on the charm. The Correct Answer Is...
CORRECT! Be patient, drive happy.

Laying off the car horn when around bicyclists is not only Bike Smart but will keep cyclists from being startled and possibly swerving into traffic. A little patience can go a long way toward safety.

WRONG! Be patient, drive happy.

Laying off the car horn when around bicyclists is not only Bike Smart but will keep cyclists from being startled and possibly swerving into traffic. A little patience can go a long way toward safety.

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I donít need to check my blind spot when
turning right from the right lane.
 
 
True  
 
False  
 
Being Bike Smart means
being uber alert for
bicyclists in the
bike lane. The Correct Answer Is...
NOPE! You must be aware of bicyclists in your blind spot!

Right turns can be dangerous meeting spots for bicyclists and cars. Bikes almost disappear in a rear view mirror. A quick blind spot double-check could help avoid disaster.

CORRECT! Bicyclists can be in your blind spot!

Right turns can be dangerous meeting spots for bicyclists and cars. Bikes almost disappear in a rear view mirror. A quick blind spot double-check could help avoid disaster.

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As long as I look for bicyclists before getting out
of my car, a cyclist wonít get hit by a door.
 
 
True  
 
False  
 
You arenít the only one
with a door that opens
into traffic! The Correct Answer Is...
WRONG! Please keep an eye on passenger doors!

You might see the rider coming but an anxious passenger might not. You and your passengers must always exercise caution when open car doors.

CORRECT! Excellent. You remembered passenger doors open too!

You might see the rider coming but an anxious passenger might not. You and your passengers must always exercise caution when open car doors.

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My Results 56% IQ Score Guide

The more you know, the safer youíll be on your bike or in your car. If you missed a bunch brush up on your safety skills at octa.net.

Pledge
and win!

Pledge to be bike safe.




 
Thank You

You have been entered into our Bike Safety IQ
sweepstakes. Winners will be notified in June 2014.

Its our goal to make sure both bicyclists and motorist
understand bike safety and the rules of the road.

Take a different Bike Safety IQ quiz!

Youth Bike Safety
 
Adult Bike Safety