Share & Be Aware Driver's Ed Presentation

Share & Be Aware Driver's Ed Presentation



May 13, 2013


  1. Share & Be Aware Driver’s Ed Presentation

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  3. Share the road 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 on the road •Driving 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 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
  6. Everyone fares best when all road users act responsibly, legally,

    and with respect.
  7. Speeding Kills

  8. We NEED to share and be aware of each other

    Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death in the U.S. for people aged 4 - 34.
  9. Slow Down!

  10. Pre-Test •We want to measure what you already know about

    this topic •Your pre-test is ungraded •Please just write the letter answer for each question (we are trying to save paper)
  11. Share & Be Aware Public Service Announcement #1

  12. League of Illinois Bicyclists

  13. Share & Be Aware Public Service Announcement #2

  14. Pedestrian Safety for All

  15. 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 group
  16. Test Question #1 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 What direction should a bicyclist ride on the roadway? Text Bicyclists riding with traffic are more visible to drivers, particularly at intersections – where most crashes occur AND, it’s the law!
  17. Test Question #2 True or False: Pedestrians who are hit

    by a car going 30 mph have a 50/50 chance of surviving. Text
  18. Test Question #3 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 When a driver approaches a bicyclist from behind, the driver should: Text These can distract a bicyclist and may cause him to veer into the path of a vehicle, causing a collision.
  19. Test Question #4 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 When driving near pedestrians you should: Text
  20. Test Question #5 A. One or two feet B. Three

    feet C. At least 10 feet D. Fifteen feet or more What is a minimum safe distance for a driver to pass a bicyclist going in the same direction? Text This is Wisconsin law. Less than three feet, the driver and cyclist have less space for safe maneuvering. More is better.
  21. Lane Sharing Text Not enough to share Wide enough to

  22. Test Question #6 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 A bicyclist should: Text 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)
  23. Test Question #7 True or False: Bicyclists have no legal

    right to ride on the road Text 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. {346.02(4) (a)}
  24. Test Question #8 True or False: Bicyclists should use only

    bike lanes and bike paths Text 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
  25. Bicyclists use the Left Turn Lane Text

  26. Test Question #9 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 At a stop sign before proceeding, a driver should: Text Before safely proceeding into an intersection from a stop sign, a driver must be alert to all traffic. Stop at stop signs!
  27. Test Question #10 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 A driver should be alert to: Text Driving requires being alert for others’ actions and mistakes at all times, not just at intersections.
  28. Test Question #11 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 All of these are driver errors except: Text On narrow roads, drivers may have to be patient and wait awhile to pass, instead of risking a dangerous collision.
  29. 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. Text Drivers and bicyclists share the road equally. Both should take turns according to standard right-of-way rules.
  30. How many crosswalks are there in this picture? Text

  31. Stop for pedestrians! Text

  32. Test Question #14 True or False: Drivers must yield to

    pedestrians waiting on the edge of the street, waiting to cross at the corner Text Pedestrians have the right of way at all crosswalks, painted or unpainted.
  33. Test Question #15 True or False: Every corner with a

    sidewalk leading to the street is a crosswalk. Text Crosswalks exist at intersections even if they are not marked.
  34. Test Question #16 A. With the Traffic B. Against the

    Traffic C. It is illegal to walk where there is no sidewalk If there is no sidewalk, a pedestrian should walk in the street: Text
  35. Test Question #17 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 It is a drivers legal responsibility to yield to pedestrians: Text
  36. Test Question #18 A. 90% B. 80% C. 55% D.

    45% What percentage of pedestrians die if they are hit by people driving 40 mph or faster? Text
  37. Test Question #19 True or False: The operator of every

    vehicle shall drive at an appropriate reduced speed when approaching: Text •An intersection •Railway crossing •A hillcrest •A narrow or winding roadway •School children, highway construction workers or •pedestrians
  38. Test Question #19 What should drivers do when there is

    a blind pedestrian (anyone with a sight cane) at the edge of the roadway attempting to cross? Text 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
  39. What actions are you going to take to keep people

    walking and biking safely?
  40. Take the Share & Be Aware Pledge Text

  41. Resources & Contacts WI Pedestrian Laws: WI Bike Laws: Bicycle Federation of Wisconsin: Share & Be Aware including this Driver’s Ed Program:
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