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January 09, 2018

New Bike Safety Quiz Stipend Program

Ride Illinois was recently awarded a $55,000 grant from the Illinois Department of Transportation’s Injury Prevention Program to promote bicycle safety education in schools, driver education programs, and police departments. The grant will be used to fund a stipend program that will incentivize schools and police departments to routinely use BikeSafetyQuiz.com in their classroom curricula, officer trainings, and community enforcement campaigns.

BikeSafetyQuiz.com is an easy-to-use resource that includes IL Secretary of State approved content and provides both cyclists and motorists with in-depth instruction on common car-bike crash causes and relevant state laws. Instructors are provided with a classroom code and can easily assign and monitor their students’ progress on the quiz.

Earlier this month, Ride Illinois mailed informational letters to elementary schools, high schools and drivers education programs, and police departments throughout the state inviting them to participate in our program. Participants that successfully implement the quiz and commit to using it in their classrooms for at least three years will be eligible to receive stipends by September 2018. Our goal is to engage at least:

  • 50 high schools and driver education programs and award stipends up to $250 each
  • 40 elementary schools and award stipends up to $250 each
  • 25 police departments and award stipends up to $300 each

If you’d like to learn how to apply for the stipend program or ask your local schools or police departments to participate, please feel free to download and share our letters linked below. Contact us if you have questions about the program.

Elementary Schools Quiz Stipend Letter

High Schools & Driver Ed Quiz Stipend Letter

Police Quiz Stipend Letter