Author Topic: BBC road safety quiz  (Read 1787 times)

quixoticgeek

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BBC road safety quiz
« on: September 05, 2020, 08:48:03 pm »


What do you get?

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-54027461

7/9 here.

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Re: BBC road safety quiz
« Reply #1 on: September 05, 2020, 09:17:13 pm »
8
For for some bizarre reason, probably not concentrating, I got the overtaking distance wrong.
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quixoticgeek

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Re: BBC road safety quiz
« Reply #2 on: September 05, 2020, 09:20:55 pm »
8
For for some bizarre reason, probably not concentrating, I got the overtaking distance wrong.

yeah, me too...

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Re: BBC road safety quiz
« Reply #3 on: September 05, 2020, 09:26:07 pm »
Me three.  It was a very badly worded answer.
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Cudzoziemiec

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Re: BBC road safety quiz
« Reply #4 on: September 05, 2020, 09:26:24 pm »
Also 8 but the one I got wrong was about where to ride in a quiet lane. I thought I'd read 1m as a "recommended" distance from the kerb.

Q6, about people crossing the road, was I thought not terribly clear in its distinction between "allow" and "don't encourage" but for the same reason, subtly good.
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Wowbagger

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Re: BBC road safety quiz
« Reply #5 on: September 05, 2020, 09:58:57 pm »
8 for me. I also didn't satisfy their preferred answer regarding overtaking. But - the distance I chose was one that the police have been recommending and has been given a certain amount of publicity.

https://www.west-midlands.police.uk/your-options/close-pass-cycling confirms the answer I gave. I'll mark the quiz setter down for that one.
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fd3

Re: BBC road safety quiz
« Reply #6 on: September 05, 2020, 11:22:01 pm »
7. 
I didn't realise that the rules had changed to "take the lane" and the "motorists should stop to allow pedestrians to cross" as I'm not a big believer in flying bacon.
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Re: BBC road safety quiz
« Reply #7 on: September 05, 2020, 11:29:56 pm »
Driverless vehicles in question 1  :demon:

Re: BBC road safety quiz
« Reply #8 on: September 06, 2020, 12:05:25 am »
7, having had the same problems as fd3.

I have a question:
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Re: BBC road safety quiz
« Reply #9 on: September 06, 2020, 12:09:52 am »
I had problems with the overtaking one too. I didn't find it clear at all.

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Re: BBC road safety quiz
« Reply #10 on: September 06, 2020, 12:11:29 am »
7

Overtaking and some other one.
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Re: BBC road safety quiz
« Reply #11 on: September 06, 2020, 06:48:19 am »
7
Overtaking and riding more than 1m out from the kerb.
As Road-Runner says - the wrong side of the centre line?  ???

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Re: BBC road safety quiz
« Reply #12 on: September 06, 2020, 12:51:10 pm »
7
Overtaking and riding more than 1m out from the kerb.
As Road-Runner says - the wrong side of the centre line?  ???

I thought that was a dotted white line indicating a cycle lane, not the centre.

https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@51.5550453,0.6479728,3a,75y,77.6h,69.35t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sc1xEQjpH9CjSeM-bJRaaCg!2e0!7i13312!8i6656

When I ride along here, which is fairly frequently, I take the centre of the LH lane and just ignore the cycle lane. This is a 30mph dual carriageway with large numbers of parked cars at various intervals and motorised traffic only tends the use the LH lane for left turns or at the frequent sets of traffic lights/pinch points.

Further on...

https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@51.5537581,0.6678636,3a,90y,70.9h,56.79t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1s3uMz4gP-nMzyoftnsbyfNw!2e0!7i13312!8i6656

Those bus stops are mostly used for school buses and most of the day, they are empty. Again, I ignore the cycle lane and take the centre of the LH lane. You have to be aware of overtaking traffic at this pinch point:

https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@51.553658,0.6697111,3a,49.3y,68.41h,77.9t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1smmFxid7ZuKVIOeYBhz5t0w!2e0!7i13312!8i6656

But again I take the centre of the lane. As luck would have it, this is a gentle downhill so it's easy enough to keep to 15mph or more whereas the motorised traffic is often hardly any faster because they have just pulled away from a set of lights. I can't recall an incident when I've had conflict with a driver at this point, but on the other carriageway, at the equivalent pinch point, I have, largely because I'm travelling at about half the speed and that tries their patience. There's a shared use pedestrian/cyclist "green way" running parallel to this road which is now my preferred option when travelling west. It's about 200 metres to the south, alongside the Prittle Brook.

https://www.google.co.uk/maps/place/Southend-on-Sea+SS2/@51.5532485,0.6615701,16.02z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x47d8d8428df4164d:0x38b787945b6edf9f!8m2!3d51.5496355!4d0.7158152
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Re: BBC road safety quiz
« Reply #13 on: September 06, 2020, 01:25:15 pm »
 
7, having had the same problems as fd3.

I have a question:
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OK if you are in France. 

But yes, if the road surface is ok 1m out I don't see the need to follow the dotted line down the middle.

Sic transit and all that..

Re: BBC road safety quiz
« Reply #14 on: September 06, 2020, 04:19:53 pm »
I thought that was a dotted white line indicating a cycle lane, not the centre.

The question was asking about a cyclist's position on a quiet road with three options. The three pictures were showing us that quiet road, not three different roads with the three options from which we should choose the right one. That's how I saw the question and images matching up.

fd3

Re: BBC road safety quiz
« Reply #15 on: September 06, 2020, 04:21:45 pm »
7, having had the same problems as fd3.
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Cudzoziemiec

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Re: BBC road safety quiz
« Reply #16 on: September 06, 2020, 06:16:28 pm »
Q2 says the driver is turning left and the cyclist is going straight on. So why does the illustration show the cyclist indicating left?
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Re: BBC road safety quiz
« Reply #17 on: September 06, 2020, 07:45:56 pm »
Q2 says the driver is turning left and the cyclist is going straight on. So why does the illustration show the cyclist indicating left?

Good spot

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Re: BBC road safety quiz
« Reply #18 on: September 06, 2020, 10:49:35 pm »
O:-)
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Re: BBC road safety quiz
« Reply #19 on: September 07, 2020, 05:59:46 am »
Also, Q2.
Why does the car have only a nearside brake light?

nicknack

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Re: BBC road safety quiz
« Reply #20 on: September 07, 2020, 08:23:05 am »
Also, Q2.
Why does the car have only a nearside brake light?
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Re: BBC road safety quiz
« Reply #21 on: September 07, 2020, 11:44:56 am »
Also, Q2.
Why does the car have only a nearside brake light?
Indicator? In general the images are quite poor,  the question about road position states centre of Lane, but the corresponding diagram shows centre of road,  with cyclist even on the wrong side.

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Re: BBC road safety quiz
« Reply #22 on: September 08, 2020, 08:32:02 am »
I thought that was a dotted white line indicating a cycle lane, not the centre.

The question was asking about a cyclist's position on a quiet road with three options. The three pictures were showing us that quiet road, not three different roads with the three options from which we should choose the right one. That's how I saw the question and images matching up.

I think the picture is wrong - the cyclist is in the next lane in that picture. They should have been drawn halfway between the kerb and the white line. If you ignore the picture, the answer is clearer. That caught me out too.

Re: BBC road safety quiz
« Reply #23 on: September 08, 2020, 09:15:26 am »
Me three.  It was a very badly worded answer.

The "answer" is the same whatever your response - I got the overtaking distance wrong and went back and did it again. The only thing that changed was the "wrong" or "correct" part.
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