# City of Somerville: Share the Road

## Take the "Share the Road" quiz!

• True
• False

### 2. When a motorist passes a bicyclist, what is the minimum legal distance that should exist between the vehicle and the bike?

• 1 feet from the end of the vehicle’s side mirror
• 3 feet from the end of the vehicle’s side mirror
• 8 feet from the end of the vehicle’s side mirror
• There is no legal minimum because all roads are different.

### 3. On some roads, like the one shown below, lanes are too narrow for a vehicle to remain in the lane while passing the bike with the minimum legal distance of at least 3 feet between them. On these roads, how should the motorist pass the bicyclist?

• Lightly tap the horn to let the cyclist know that you’re going to pass, then do so by remaining in your lane.
• Create the 3 feet of legal minimum distance by moving slightly over into the oncoming lane and trusting that the oncoming vehicle will also shift over in the lane.
• Wait for the oncoming vehicle to pass then move partially over into the oncoming lane to pass the cyclist by more than 3 feet.

• True
• False

### 5. Another common motorist mistake that can lead to crashes is called the "left cross." Which of the following describes a "left cross"?

• When a motorist passes a bicyclist, underestimates the cyclist’s speed, and then moves back into the lane too soon, causing a crash.
• When a motorist is making a left turn and misjudges an oncoming bicyclist’s speed, turns into the cyclist’s path and cuts him or her off.

• Dooring
• Siding
• Jarring

• True
• False

### 8. What is the difference between a bike lane and a sharrow?

• There is no difference. The terms can be used interchangeably.
• A bike lane flows against traffic. A sharrow flows with traffic.
• A bike lane is a designated space on the road for cyclists to travel. A sharrow is a marking indicating that cyclists and motorists share the lane.

• True
• False

### 10. Speed limits citywide are now ______________ (with the exception of some state maintained roads). Additionally, the city has established several _______________ safety zones.

• 30 mph, 25 mph
• 30 mph, 20 mph
• 25 mph, 20 mph