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Take a Test Drive

Would you like peace of mind in knowing that your child or teen understands how to safely ride their bicycle on the road? This road rest is designed for you and your family ! Print out the checklist and take your child on a "road test" today. When your child or teen accomplished each activity with success, check off as complete. If they need more time and practice check off " needs more pratice" and work on these areas some more. When your child successfully and safely completes all the items, give them a certificate for passing the Bike Safety Road Rest or celebrate with your teen by going on a big bike ride together!.

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Activity
Complete
Needs More Practice
Use of Equipment
 
 

1. Knows how to wear a proper helmet

  • Ensure helmet fits snugly
  • Ensures helmet is positioned two finers above the eyebrows to protect the forehead
  • Tightens the chinstrap with enough room to slide one finger between the strap and the chin

2. Uses bell/horn to warn other cyclist or pedestrians that he/she is passing

General
 
 

3. Rides on the right side of the road

4. Performs hands signals correctly

  • Left Turn
  • Right Turn
  • Stop

5. Scans the road

  • Looks at least one block ahead
  • Looks for potential hazards on the road
  • Looks left, centre, right prior to crossing intersections
Knowledge of Traffic Signs & Signal Lights
 
 

6. Comes to a complete stop for a ‘Stop’ sign

7. Comes to a complete stop at a ‘Red’ traffic control signal light

8. Proceeds at a ‘Green’ traffic control signal light

Understanding of Road Rules
 
 

9. Understands how to enter the street from a driveway or alley

  • Comes to a complete stop
  • Looks left, centre and right
  • Shoulder checks to ensure there are no other vehicles or cyclists
  • Hand signals
  • Looks well ahead. When clear of vehicles and pedestrians and safe to do so, proceeds to the appropriate lane

10. Understands traveling straight

  • Looks well ahead
  • Rides in a straight line
  • Uses right-hand curb lane
  • Rides one meter away from parked cars

11. Understands yield sign

  • Slows down
  • Scans the intersection left, centre and right
  • Yields to other road users approaching the intersection or already in the intersection
  • Continues riding when intersection is clear and safe to do so

12. Understands pedestrian right or way

  • Comes to a full stop and yields the right of way to pedestrians waiting to cross or crossing the street
  • Waits until the pedestrian is clear of the crosswalk
  • Scans left, centre and right for any other road users
  • Proceeds through the intersection when safe to do so

13. Understands four-way stop

  • Stops just before the stop line or crosswalk
  • If more than one cyclist/vehicle arrives at the intersection, waits for the cyclist/vehicle that stops first to go first
  • If more than one cyclist/vehicle arrives at the intersection at the same time, waits for the cyclist/vehicle on the right to go first

14. Understands changing lanes and passing

  • Shoulder checks for gap in traffic to change lanes
  • Hand signals
  • Shoulder checks again to ensure safety
  • Moves safely into lane
  • Uses bell to alert other pedestrians, cyclists or vehicles on the road of the pass

15. Understands right turn

  • Scans left, centre and right
  • Hand signals
  • Shoulder checks right to ensure it is safe to turn and no vehicles are present
  • Moves safely into next available lane and proceeds straight in the right hand curb lane

16. Understands pedestrian left turn

  • Rides straight through the intersection when safe
  • Dismounts bicycle at the corner of the intersection and when safe, walks bicycle across intersection

17. Understands left turning lane

  • Scans left, centre and right
  • Shoulder checks left to ensure there is no traffic behind
  • Hand signals
  • Shoulder checks left again to ensure it is safe to go
  • Moves and positions bicycle just to the right of the centre line and turns left when safe to do so

18. Understands pedestrian crosswalk

  • Stops bicycle before entering the crosswalk
  • Yields right of way to pedestrian
  • Allows pedestrian to cross the street
  • Before proceeding, scans left, centre and right to ensure there are no other pedestrians crossing the crosswalk
  • Shoulder checks to ensure it is safe to proceed
  • Proceeds

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