BikeSafetyQuiz.com is a first-of-its-kind resource developed by Ride Illinois that teaches kids, adults, and motorists how to share the road safely. The interactive quizzes cover safety techniques and relevant state laws using images and short explanations for each answer. The “test” is the teaching tool!
There are versions for four different audiences: adult cyclists, child cyclists, motorists/drivers ed students, and truck drivers. Each version has three levels: Bronze, Silver, and Gold.
In response to earning her Gold Level Certificate, former Lt. Gov. Sheila Simon explained: “I have been a driver for a long time; I have been a biker even longer. Even with all of that experience, taking the quiz was a good reminder and a good challenge to some things I thought I knew!”
Ride Illinois works to increase safe interactions– and reduce resentment – between people on bikes and in cars. There are serious public education gaps on bicycling safely and on driving in the presence of bikes. In-depth courses about cycling are limited in reach given the time and resources needed to participate. By taking a “Some (info) to Lots (of people)” approach, the quiz is helping mainstream basic bike safety information. Since June of 2013, more than 100,000 people have participated.
The quiz is not just for individuals wishing to test and grow their knowledge. Schools, after-school programs, scouts, driver’s education instructors, and other institutions can administer it for groups of people. Cities and police departments can also use the quiz for public education and constructive enforcement.
Partnerships are critical to spreading the reach of the BikeSafetyQuiz.com. There are many ways one can incentivize adults and children to take BikeSafetyQuiz.com! Get creative and help Ride Illinois spread the word about this useful teaching aid.
We continue to broaden our reach via partnerships with various audiences including those listed below. If you’d like to receive more information or promotional materials to support the use of the quiz for your group, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ride Illinois can create a copy of the BikeSafetyQuiz.com quizzes for use by communities, groups, and organizations outside Illinois. Questions and illustrations can be added, deleted, or edited from the default content to address different traffic laws.
There is a one-time fee to cover Ride Illinois staff time associated with creating a custom copy of each quiz. Contact us at email@example.com for more information about this offer.