Bicycle Quiz Answers

Idaho Bicycle Safety Quiz
Answer Sheet

  1. When approaching a stop sign, a bicyclist must:
    • Slow down, and stop if required for safety

  2. When approaching a steady red light when going straight, a bicyclist must:
    • Stop and yield to all other traffic

  3. When at a stop sign, a bicyclist may:
    • All of the above: (listed below)
      • Cautiously make a turn or proceed forward without stopping
      • Make a turn after slowing and yielding the right-of-way if required
      • Proceed forward after slowing and yielding the right-of-way if required

  4. When at a steady red light, a bicyclist may:
    • Make a right hand turn after slowing and yielding the right-of-way if required

  5. A bicyclist must always come to a complete stop at a stop sign.
    • FALSE

  6. Unless making a right-hand turn, a bicyclist must come to a complete stop at a steady red light.
    • TRUE

  7. A bicyclist may make a left-hand turn onto a one-way highway on a red light:
    • After stopping and yielding to other traffic

  8. Before turning left or right, the correct distance for a hand signal is:
    • At least 100 feet before the turn

  9. Per Idaho Law, every bicyclist shall exercise:
    • “due care”

  10. An adult bicyclist may carry a child:
    • All of the above: (listed below)
      • In a backpack securely attached to the adult
      • In a sling securely attached to the adult
      • In a child carrier attached to the bicycle

  11. Prohibition of tailgating does not apply to a bicyclist.
    • FALSE

  12. A bicyclist riding in traffic that is moving faster than the bicyclist shall:
    • Ride as close as practicable to the right-hand curb or edge of roadway

  13. A bicyclist riding on a one-way road with two (2) or more lanes may:
    • Ride as close as practicable to the left-hand curb or edge of roadway

  14. On a two-way highway, a bicyclist may ride on the left side of the road.
    • FALSE

  15. When preparing for a left turn, a bicyclist shall:
    • Move safely into the appropriate lane prior to turning

  16. Bicyclists may ride two (2) abreast if it does not impede traffic.
    • TRUE

  17. It is legal for bicyclists to carry grocery bags with no hands on the handlebars.
    • FALSE

  18. Bicyclists must yield right-of-way to emergency vehicles, and construction vehicles and workers.
    • TRUE

  19. When overtaking a pedestrian on a sidewalk, a bicyclist shall:
    • Give an audible signal to the pedestrian

  20. When operating a bicycle on or along a sidewalk or crosswalk, a bicyclist shall:
    • Yield the right-of-way to pedestrians

  21. Bicycle racing is legal except where posted signs prevent it.
    • FALSE

  22. At night, a bicycle must have a front light visible from a distance of:
    • At least 500 feet

  23. At night, the following equipment must be displayed at the rear of the bicycle:
    • A reflector clearly visible

  24. At night, it’s a good idea to use both rear reflectors and red flashing rear lights:
    • TRUE

  25. A properly-fitted bicycle helmet reduces the risk of serious head injuries by:
    • A significant amount – approximately 85 percent

  26. Helmets should be positioned:
    • Both a and b above:
      • Evenly between the ears
      • 1-2 finger widths above your eyebrow

  27. Helmet chin straps should be tightened:
    • As snuggly as possible

  28. Helmets should include foam pads inside that:
    • Feel comfortable but really snug

  29. When buying a helmet, choose one per the following criteria:
    • All of the above: (listed below)
      • It has been tested and “approved”
      • It has a CPSC, ASTM, or Snell B-95 sticker
      • It fits well prior to any adjustments

  30. When a helmet has been involved in a crash:
    • Replace it with a new helmet

  31. To signal a left turn, a bicyclist:
    • Extends the left arm to the left

  32. To signal a right turn, a bicyclist:
    • Either of the above are correct:
      • Extends the upper left arm out with the forearm and hand pointing up
      • Extends the right arm to the right

  33. To signal a stop, a bicyclist:
    • Extends the upper left arm out with the forearm and hand pointing down

  34. In order to enhance safety by being seen, bicyclists should wear:
    • Both of the above:
      • Light colored clothing at all times
      • Reflective gear when light conditions are low

  35. The “ABCs” of a safe bicycle include:
    • Check air in tires, brakes, and tightness of chain

  36. Which of the following is accurate?
    • Always yield to pedestrians and pass carefully on the left

  37. If your bicycle is too large or too small:
    • All of the above (listed below)
      • It can be difficult to control
      • It increases your risk of accident or injury
      • It can be uncomfortable

  38. What is the best reason below for having fenders on your bicycle?
    • In wet conditions, they help eliminate spray from the wheels

  39. If a bicycle has only one seat, it is illegal for two (2) people to ride on it at the same time:
    • True, except for a child in a backpack, sling or child carrier

  40. For more information about safe biking, you can read the following:
    • Both of the above:
      • The bike and pedestrian information on the web site
      • Idaho Traffic Laws, Title 49, Chapter 7

  41. When riding on a sidewalk, a bicyclist:
    • Has all the duties of a pedestrian

  42. When riding on a sidewalk, a bicyclist:
    • Must obey the pedestrian crossing signals

  43. Bicyclists should:
    • Go with traffic on sidewalks to increase safety

  44. When sharing the road with other vehicles and pedestrians, bicyclists should:
    • Be as predictable as possible

  45. Which of the following is true?
    • City ordinances regarding bicycles may vary

  46. When legally in a crosswalk, a bicyclist must dismount from their bicycle.
    • FALSE

  47. If a motorist is turning right at an intersection with no light, and a bicyclist immediately to the right on an adjacent sidewalk is going straight:
    • The bicyclist has the right-of-way

  48. Which of the following is true?
    • Most cities and towns have an ordinance regarding public intoxication

  49. Some local jurisdictions require bicyclists to use the bike lane if it is available.
    • TRUE

  50. It is legal for three (3) bicyclists to ride next to each other in the same lane.
    • FALSE