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Quiz – Test Your Knowledge Of Bicycle Factoids

Fall is here and we have all been doing a lot of cycling. We hope that you have been following the rules of the road and wearing the appropriate safety gear, including a helmet. Even though Michigan law does not require adults to wear a helmet, we still advocate wearing a helmet when cycling. Recently, we did some research and came across some very interesting statistics that relate to cyclists, helmet usage, and other bicycle related safety issues. We thought it would be fun to create a short quiz incorporating some of those statistics.

1. How many states do NOT have a statewide bicycle helmet
(a) 8
(b) 14
(c) 29

2. The first bicycle helmet law in the United States was passed in
1986 in what state?
(a) California
(b) New York
(c) Colorado

3. According to a study published by Bicycle Helmet Safety
Institute, in 2003 619 U.S. bicyclists died in a crash. What
percentage of those cyclists was not wearing a helmet?
(a) 9%
(b) 60%
(c) 85%

4. According to hospital reports, head injuries occur most
frequently in which of the three following sports?
(a) bicycling
(b) football
(c) skateboarding

5. Motor vehicles are involved in what percentage of bicycle
crash related deaths?
(a) 35%
(b) 55%
(c) 90%

6. In 2005, it was reported that there were 784 bicyclist deaths.
Of those deaths, what percentage were males?
(a) 33%
(b) 46%
(c) 87%

7. In 2005, what number of bicyclists was injured by motor vehicles?
(a) 25,000
(b) 45,000
(c) 65,000

8. What percentage of adult bicyclists regularly wears a helmet?
(a) 38%
(b) 48%
(c) 54%

9. What is the average amount expected to be spent to purchase a new bicycle?
(a) $156.00
(b) $224.00
(c) $384.00

10. In what year did the Consumer Product Safety Commission
first set standards for reflectors, wheels, tires and frames?
(a) 1976
(b) 1987
(c) 1991

11. The Michigan No Fault Law provides that a bicyclist can
recover for any amount of pain and suffering when struck
by a motor vehicle?
(b) True
(b) False

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