TRUE OR FALSE?

Motorists must give 1 metre minimum distance when passing cyclists.


Correct

Correct. Under Bill 31 (Transportation Statute Law Amendment Act) 1 metre must be given when passing a cyclist. Failure to do so may result in a $110 fine.


Incorrect

Incorrect. Under Bill 31 (Transportation Statute Law Amendment Act) 1 metre must be given when passing a cyclist. Failure to do so may result in a $110 fine.

A bicycle is a vehicle.


Correct

Correct. Under Ontario’s Highway Traffic Act (HTA) a bicycle is a vehicle just like a car, bus, or truck, and must obey all traffic laws.


Incorrect

Incorrect. Under Ontario’s Highway Traffic Act (HTA) a bicycle is a vehicle just like a car, bus, or truck, and must obey all traffic laws.

Vehicles cannot cross the centre road line to pass a cyclist.


Correct

Correct. As long as the standard rules of the road are followed, a motorist can cross the centre line to pass a cyclist—at a distance greater than 1 metre of course!


Incorrect

Incorrect. As long as the standard rules of the road are followed, a motorist can cross the centre line to pass a cyclist—at a distance greater than 1 metre of course!

You can get a fine for having inadequate lighting on your bike.


Correct

Correct. In fact the fines for not having proper lighting/reflectors on your bicycle has gone up and for good reason. 90% of cycling fatalities at night were caused by poor lighting1.


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Incorrect. In fact the fines for not having proper lighting/reflectors on your bicycle has gone up and for good reason. 90% of cycling fatalities at night were caused by poor lighting1.

Cyclists get the right of way at a four-way stop when they arrive at the same time as a motor vehicle.


Correct

Correct. This is tricky for drivers alike and seems be forgotten the day people leave driver school. The rule is: if two vehicles stop at a four-way at the same time, the vehicle to the right has the right of way1.


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Incorrect. This is tricky for drivers alike and seems be forgotten the day people leave driver’s training. The rule is: if two vehicles stop at a four-way at the same time, the vehicle to the right has the right of way1.

The most common time for bicycle collisions are in the evening when it is dark.


Correct

Correct. Although there are specific risks for cycling in the dark, the afternoon rush hour is the most common time for bicycle injuries and crashes1.


Incorrect

Incorrect. Although there are specific risks for cycling in the dark, the afternoon rush hour is the most common time for bicycle injuries and crashes1.

Most bicycle collisions occur at or near intersections.


Correct

Correct. In Toronto, 83% of collisions involved a turning movement1. The two most common kinds of collisions involving cyclists occur when motorists turn into the path of cyclists and vice versa2.


Incorrect

Incorrect. In Toronto, 83% of collisions involved a turning movement1. The two most common kinds of collisions involving cyclists occur when motorists turn into the path of cyclists and vice versa2.

Having a flashing red light on the back of your bike is illegal because it distracts drivers.


Correct

Correct. Cyclists are allowed to have flashing red lights on the back of their bike, a solid red light is sufficient and most recommended—even during the day!


Incorrect

Incorrect. Cyclists are allowed to have flashing red lights on the back of their bike, a solid red light is sufficient and most recommended—even during the day!

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