How Well Do You Know Utah Bicycle Laws?

Think you know Utah’s cycling laws? Take this short quiz to test your knowledge and learn a little more about your rights on the road. If you need a little brush up before the quiz, check out our Utah Bicycle Laws pageOr, get a copy of our free Bicycle Accident Handbook, which explains everything you should know for accidents that may happen down the road.

 

Quiz
CORRECT! If you are 16 years old or older, you can ride through a red light only if 1) the traffic sensors have not sensed you after waiting 90 seconds, and 2) there are no cars or pedestrians with the right-of-way near the intersection.
WRONG! If you are 16 years old or older, you can ride through a red light only if 1) the traffic sensors have not sensed you after waiting 90 seconds, and 2) there are no cars or pedestrians with the right-of-way near the intersection.
CORRECT! Until May of 2013, it was illegal for a cyclist to pass cars on the right while riding up to the front of an intersection. But our attorneys, Ken Christensen and Russ Hymas, wrote legislation (HB324) that became law making it legal for a cyclist to pass cars on the right.
WRONG! Until May of 2013, it was illegal for a cyclist to pass cars on the right while riding up to the front of an intersection. But our attorneys, Ken Christensen and Russ Hymas, wrote legislation (HB324) that became law making it legal for a cyclist to pass cars on the right.
WRONG! Correct Answer: All of the above.
CORRECT!
CORRECT! Since the pedestrian has already entered the crosswalk, he has the right-of-way. Pedestrians in crosswalks always have the right-of-way. If the pedestrian was not in the picture, the driver would have the right-of-way. Bicyclists follow the same laws as all other drivers at intersections--the vehicle on the left always yields to the one on the right.
WRONG! Since the pedestrian has already entered the crosswalk, he has the right-of-way. Pedestrians in crosswalks always have the right-of-way. If the pedestrian was not in the picture, the driver would have the right-of-way. Bicyclists follow the same laws as all other drivers at intersections--the vehicle on the left always yields to the one on the right.
CORRECT! As a general rule, a bicycle is considered a vehicle and has the same rights and responsibilities as a driver of a car. This includes obeying any traffic signs and signals—even stop signs.
WRONG! As a general rule, a bicycle is considered a vehicle and has the same rights and responsibilities as a driver of a car. This includes obeying any traffic signs and signals—even stop signs.
CORRECT!
WRONG! Correct Answer: All of the above.
CORRECT! Did you know if you are involved in a hit-and-run or an accident caused by another driver's negligence, your car insurance coverage can help pay for your medical bills and the damage done to your bike? For more information about what insurance you should have as a cyclist, check out our free Bicycle Accident Handbook.
WRONG! Correct Answer: e. both a and d.
Did you know if you are involved in a hit-and-run or an accident caused by another driver's negligence, your car insurance coverage can help pay for your medical bills and the damage done to your bike? For more information about what insurance you should have as a cyclist, check out our free Bicycle Accident Handbook.
CORRECT! The bicyclist would have the right-of-way because he is traveling on the through street. At intersections, bicyclists have the same rights and responsibilities as the drivers of any other vehicles.
WRONG! The bicyclist would have the right-of-way because he is traveling on the through street. At intersections, bicyclists have the same rights and responsibilities as the drivers of any other vehicles.
CORRECT! In addition to passing cars at an intersection, you can also leave the right edge of the roadway to 1) pass other bicycles or vehicles, 2) make a left turn, and 3) avoid unsafe conditions on the road.
WRONG! In addition to passing cars at an intersection, you can also leave the right edge of the roadway to 1) pass other bicycles or vehicles, 2) make a left turn, and 3) avoid unsafe conditions on the road.
CORRECT! It is legal for two cyclists to ride side by side as long as they do not impede traffic. If you slow down the cars behind you riding side by side, it’s not only courteous but required that you ride single file.
WRONG! It is legal for two cyclists to ride side by side as long as they do not impede traffic. If you slow down the cars behind you riding side by side, it’s not only courteous but required that you ride single file.
CORRECT! A driver of a car can cross the center line to pass a cyclist as long as it can be done safely (i.e. not within 100 feet of an intersection or on sharp curves in the road).
WRONG! A driver of a car can cross the center line to pass a cyclist as long as it can be done safely (i.e. not within 100 feet of an intersection or on sharp curves in the road).
CORRECT! You should signal at least two seconds before turning, changing lanes, or stopping. You do not need to maintain the signal if you need both hands for safety reasons. The hand signals are: Left turn—left arm extended straight out Right turn—right arm extended straight out or left arm extended with your hand pointing up Stop or decreasing speed—left arm extended with your hand pointing down.
WRONG! You should signal at least two seconds before turning, changing lanes, or stopping. You do not need to maintain the signal if you need both hands for safety reasons. The hand signals are: Left turn—left arm extended straight out Right turn—right arm extended straight out or left arm extended with your hand pointing up Stop or decreasing speed—left arm extended with your hand pointing down.
CORRECT!
WRONG! Correct Answer: all of the above.

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Not too bad!

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Not too bad!

You know your cycling law fairly well! Feel free to request a copy of our Utah Bicycle Accident Handbook to brush up your cycling law knowledge.

Enter your name and email address below to get entered into a raffle to win a brand new Light & Motion Taz 1200 Front Light ($200 Value). The contest ends on September 1st.

Be careful

Cycling is a lot of fun, but you probably should get to know Utah's cycling laws before you get on the road again. Feel free to request a copy of our Utah Bicycle Accident Handbook to brush up your cycling law knowledge.

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