How's your bike safety knowledge? Test yourself with this quick quiz.
- I should ride on the side of the road facing traffic, so that I can see the traffic coming. True or false?
- It is the law that every bicycle rider must wear a helmet. True or false?
- Once you're on your bike on a street, you must behave like any other vehicle. True or false?
- Cyclists should ride in single file. True or false?
- Most bicycle injuries involve motor vehicles. True or false?
- False. You must ride in the same direction as the cars do.
- False. In 7 provinces in Canada, it is mandatory for children under the age of 18 to wear a helmet. The other provinces do not legally require bicycle helmets.
- True. Bicycles are considered vehicles and therefore must follow the rules of the road.
- True. It is much safer to ride in single file to stay as far away from cars as possible. And in some parts of Canada, it's the law.
- False, but according to the Safety Council of Canada, most deaths from bicycle accidents involve motor vehicles.
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