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Public Safety Campaigns

Ride Illinois has developed a series of assets focused on reducing crashes on Illinois roadways. These videos and graphics were developed with financial support from the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT). And they have sparked quite a bit of chatter on social media!

Data has shown that the number of bicyclist and pedestrian fatalities and serious injuries on Illinois roadways, unfortunately, continues to increase. We created these assets to educate roadway users and reduce crashes. The goal of our campaigns is to educate both motorists and bicyclists about the common causes of crashes and ways to avoid them.Β 

All topics addressed by our campaigns are included in our free, online resource. Please visit BikeSafetyQuiz.com to take the quizzes today!

Short Videos


Our road safety refs invite you to rank your know-how, whether you drive or ride in Illinois! A special quiz for all πŸš—πŸš΄πŸ»β€β™‚οΈπŸšŒπŸššπŸ‘§πŸ‘©πŸ§‘πŸ§’


Signal right to a BikeSafetyQuiz fine-tuned for you! There’s much to learn in minimal time. See how you can be safer πŸš΄πŸ»β€β™‚οΈπŸš΄πŸ»πŸ˜Ž on every ride!

Day Off

Got that summer road trip planned? A safe trip is a relaxing trip! πŸš˜πŸ˜Žβ›±οΈ Here’s a road safety quiz to help.

Red Helmet

Is it summer yet? πŸ€— Have fun 😎 Ride your bike πŸš΄πŸ»β€β™‚οΈ Be safe🚦 Take BikeSafetyQuiz βœ…. There’s a quiz for kids too!

Big Rig Buds

Hey 🚚 big rig drivers, friends…Take our road safety quiz made for you! Takes 15 mins β˜•οΈ Learn more IL laws/safety tips. Have a safer haul!

The Right Hook

When a motorist misjudges a bicyclist’s speed and turns right directly in front of them, this is called a Right Hook.Β 

Taking the Lane

At intersections and in narrow lanes, the center of the lane is the safest place for a bicyclist to be! This temporary maneuver is called Taking the Lane and is meant to keep the bicyclist safe when there’s not sufficient space for a vehicle and bike to share the same lane.Β 

The No Zone

Bicyclists pedaling near trucks, buses, and other large vehicles may not be visible in the vehicle’s mirrors. This blind spot is commonly referred to as The No Zone. If a bicyclist can’t see the vehicle’s mirrors, they can’t be seen by the driver.

First Come, First Served

It’s a tie! What now? When two roadway users arrive at stop signs at the same time, how should they proceed? Per the Illinois Vehicle Code, “the driver of the vehicle on the left must yield the right-of-way to the vehicle on the right.

The Right Turn Lane

When riding their bike on the road, some people like to be “magnets to the curb”. But is that the safest approach? Check out this short video to learn the proper way to proceed through an intersection in this situation.

Proper Helmet Fit

Protect your brain and wear that helmet properly when riding your bike – no matter the distance! Learn proper helmet fit and other safety tips from our friends at League of American Bicyclists.

Images: Learn Share Care

πŸš΄β€β™‚οΈπŸš— Learn, Share, WaveΒ πŸ‘‹ and Care. Every bicyclist πŸš΄πŸ»β€β™‚οΈ has a story 🎟️ just like you and me. Neighbors, friends, moms, dads and kids are all pedaling through our communities. Let’s ensure their safety 🦺. Be mindful, patient, and share the road πŸ™Œ. Take our free BikeSafetyQuiz today and learn how to make Illinois roads safer for all!

Images: Everybody on a Bike is Somebody!

Claudia sometimes bikes to the grocery store. Be sure to give Claudia plenty of space when passing in your car. 🚲 πŸ›’ 🀭 πŸ‘πŸ½

Phil stays active by biking on trails and roads in northern Illinois. Be sure to give Phil plenty of space when passing in your car. πŸ‘πŸΌ πŸ‘πŸ½ πŸ‘πŸΎ

Jessie enjoys biking with her parents on the quiet roads and trails of central Illinois. πŸ€— πŸ‘§πŸ» πŸ‘πŸ» πŸ‘πŸΌ πŸ‘πŸ½ πŸ‘πŸΎ

Matt and Sid enjoy visiting the many, diverse neighborhoods around Chicagoland on their bikes.
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Images: Avoiding Crashes

3 Feet Passing Law

Illinois law requires motorists to allow at least 3 feet of space when passing a person on a bike.

Safety Behind Trucks

Be extra careful near trucks and other large vehicles! When on a bike in this situation, which roadway position is safer: A or B?

Crossing RR Tracks

Cross railroad tracks at a 90Β° angle to avoid a wheel getting caught in the gap. Which path is best?

Biking at Night

70% of pedestrian and bicyclist fatalities occur after sunset. Which of these bicyclists is more visible?

Ride WITH Traffic

Biking against traffic can lead to a crash. Please ride your bike in the same direction as traffic!