Share & Be Aware Driver*s Education Class

Biking inShare
the Road: Driver's Education
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 fatalities and injuries.
Class Agenda
•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
Everyone fares best
when all road users
act responsibly,
legally, and with
Speeding Kills
We Need to Share & Be Aware of Each Other
Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause
of death in the U.S. for people aged 4-34.
Slow Down!
•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.
Share the Road: Post Test
•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
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!
Test Question #2
True or False:
Pedestrians who are hit by a car going 30 mph
have a 50/50 chance of surviving.
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
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
D. All of the above
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
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)
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)}.
Test Question #8
True or False:
Bicyclists should use only bike lanes and bike paths
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
Test Question #9
At a stop sign before proceeding, a driver should:
A. Look for cars coming from the left, right and straight
B. Look for pedestrians on the sidewalk approaching the
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!
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.
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
C. When turning left, misjudging an oncoming bicyclist’s speed and cutting him
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.
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.
How many crosswalks are there
in the picture?
Stop for Pedestrians!
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
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
Test Question #16
It is drivers legal responsibility to yield to
A. when your vehicle is crossing a sidewalk, entering
an alley or driveway
B. who have started crossing at an intersection or
C. Who have darted out into the road
D. All of the above
Test Question #17
Which vehicle has the right to proceed through
the intersection first?
A. Motorist
B. Bicyclist
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
Test Question #19
May cross mid-block, but they must wait for
a break in traffic
Should sprint to finish crossing if they are in
the intersection when the don’t walk signal
starts flashing
Should avoid wearing ear-buds and using
electronic devices while walking.
A and C
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!
What actions are you going to take to
keep people walking and biking safely?
Take the Share & Be Aware Pledge
This class is based on materials from the
League of Illinois Bicyclists and funded
by the Wisconsin Department of
To Request these materials or a Driver’s
Ed Class, please visit
THANK YOU and Drive Safely!
Resources & Contacts
• WI Pedestrian laws:
• WI Bike Laws:
• Wisconsin Bike Fed
• Share & Be Aware including this Driver’s Ed

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