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June 28, 2019

More Than 13,000 Driver Ed Students Trained with BikeSafetyQuiz.com Grant!

We have had 77 high schools sign up for our current Injury Prevention Grant from the Illinois Department of Transportation! The grant’s focus is educating young motorists on how to drive safely in the presence of bicycles. So far for this fiscal year – October 2018 through September 2019 – 13,028 students from all around the state have used our BikeSafetyQuiz.com Driver’s Education lesson. Last fiscal year’s grant reached 7,633 students.

Driver education programs are reimbursed $2 per student for staff time. By the end of September, there should be well more than 15,000 students who have participated. BikeSafetyQuiz.com is an easy-to-use resource that includes IL Secretary of State approved content and provides both cyclists and motorists with online, quiz-based instruction on common car-bike crash causes and relevant state laws. Question topics include:

      • Cyclist rights to the road
      • Cyclist rules, responsibilities
      • Fault in car-cyclist crashes
      • 3-foot passing law
      • Passing in narrow lane
      • Intersection visibility, safety
      • “Right-hook” mistake
      • “Left-cross” mistake
      • Crosswalk right-of-way
      • Opening doors in parked cars
      • Harassment law
      • Distracted driving
      • Intimidating cyclists to move
      • Passing techniques
      • Hints of cyclist moving left
      • Right-of-way, general
      • Right-of-way, 4-way stop
      • Looking at stop signs
      • Stop line too far back
      • Correct side of road, cyclists
      • Triggering stoplights
      • Ride far-right exceptions
      • Riding two abreast
      • Bike lane intersections
      • Cyclist hand signals

Ride Illinois has applied to IDOT to renew the program for 2019-2020, with a goal of at least 18,000 Driver Education students. Contact us, to help recruit your local high schools if they are not yet on board.