Test your bicycle safety know-how

How's your bike safety knowledge? Test yourself with this quick quiz.

  1. I should ride on the side of the road facing traffic, so that I can see the traffic coming. True or false?
  2. It is the law that every bicycle rider must wear a helmet. True or false?
  3. Once you're on your bike on a street, you must behave like any other vehicle. True or false?
  4. Cyclists should ride in single file. True or false?
  5. Most bicycle injuries involve motor vehicles. True or false?


  1. False. You must ride in the same direction as the cars do.
  2. 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.
  3. True. Bicycles are considered vehicles and therefore must follow the rules of the road.
  4. 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.
  5. False, but according to the Safety Council of Canada, most deaths from bicycle accidents involve motor vehicles.

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