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Public Safety Campaigns

Ride Illinois has developed a series of ads focused on reducing crashes on Illinois roadways. These images and videos were developed with generous support from the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) and have sparked quite a bit of conversation 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 this campaign is to educate both motorists and people on bicycles about the common causes of crashes and ways to avoid them.Β 

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


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 Bike Safety Quiz fine-tuned for you! There’s much to learn about bike safety in minimal time. See how you can cycle safer πŸš΄πŸ»β€β™‚οΈπŸš΄πŸ»πŸ˜Ževery 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 bikeπŸš΄πŸ»β€β™‚οΈbe safe🚦or ALL of the above βœ…βœ…βœ…. Take our Bike Safety Quiz There’s ☝️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 cyclist’s speed and turns right directly in front of her, this is called a Right Hook. This is a dangerous situation and one that can easily be avoided if the motorist waits for the cyclist to clear the intersection before making the right turn.

Taking the Lane

Why is that cyclist riding in right in the middle of the lane?! At intersections and in narrow lanes, that’s the safest place for the cyclist to be! This temporary maneuver is called Taking the Lane and is meant to keep the cyclist safe when there’s not sufficient space for a car and bike within a lane. If traffic starts to build behind the cyclist, the cyclist should pull off the road, when safe to do so, and allow the motorists to pass.Β 

The No Zone

Cyclists that ride close to trucks, buses, and other large vehicles may not be visible in the vehicle’s mirrors. Cyclists should leave plenty of space when biking near larger vehicles in order to avoid this blindspot, commonly referred to as The No Zone. If a cyclist can’t see the vehicle’s mirrors, he can’t be seen by the driver.

Riding Straight with 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.

First Come, First Served

It’s a tie!!! What to do now!?! When two roadway users arrive at stop signs at the SAME TIME, how should they proceed? Per the Illinois Vehicle Code, “when 2 vehicles approach or enter an intersection from different roadways at approximately the same time, the driver of the vehicle on the left must yield the right-of-way to the vehicle on the right.

Proper Helmet Fit

Protect your brain and wear that helmet properly when riding your bike – no matter the distance! We added a little humor to this video, but we really want people on bikes to wear their helmets properly. Learn how to fit your helmet and additional safety tips from League of American Bicyclists.

Avoiding Common 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

Be sure to cross railroad tracks at a 90Β° angle. Which path would you take? (The correct answer is 2.)

Biking at Night

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

Bike WITH Traffic

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

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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