AIDS Ride for Life Safety Quiz
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When passing another cyclist, you should call out to let them know you are passing (i.e. "On your Left" or "passing on your left"). *
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Cyclists should not signal to turn on a roadway, just turn cautiously. *
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When passing a car that may enter the roadway, looking at the car’s tires is a good way to know if the vehicle is moving. *
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Wearing bright colors or reflective material is only necessary if you are cycling at night. *
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Using a hand signal to indicate you are turning is only necessary if you are turning left. *
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NY State law requires a horn or bell on every bike. *
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Riding two abreast in the travel lane is acceptable to do even if there is no shoulder to ride on. *
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When passing parked cars, cyclists should stay at least 3 feet away from the side of parked cars. *
1 point
On country roads it is OK to ride down either side of the road. *
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 When approaching an intersection you should assume drivers see you and will give you the right-of-way. *
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Most bicycle crashes occur at intersections. *
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Always cross tracks with your wheels perpendicular to the tracks and slow down. *
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 Bicycle helmets should just cover the back of your head. *
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The most serious type of injuries to cyclists are head injuries. *
1 point
 The use of earphones, radio or cell phones while riding on the bike is strictly prohibited in the STAP AIDS Ride for Life. *
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AIDS Ride volunteers and motorcyclists are not permitted to stop or direct traffic. *
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While riding in a group, it’s okay to simply follow others through intersections. *
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When stopping to help a cyclist, it is important to make sure all bikes and cyclists are safely off the road and out of the way of vehicular traffic. *
1 point
If it is not safe to turn left, you can get off your bike on the right side of the road and cross the road when it is safe to do so. *
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It is important to “drink before you are thirsty and to eat before you are hungry” when bike riding and especially during the STAP AIDS Ride for Life. *
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Mirrors on bicycles can be helpful when bike riding to check for cars coming from behind. *
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 If there is no other way to avoid a pothole, it is OK to swerve into the vehicular traffic lane. *
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A helmet should be replaced even after a low speed fall where the helmet hit the path or road. *
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 Bicycle riders are required by NY State law to obey all traffic signs, signals, and pavement markings. *
1 point
 Group riding requires more awareness and patience for others and ensuring you are looking out for yourself and your riding mates on the road. *
1 point
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