|1) A local authority may pass ordinances in addition to state statutes that address pedestrian and bicycle safety.|
|2) Bicyclists do not have the same rights and responsibilities as a motor vehicle on Texas roadways.|
|Bicyclists do have the same rights and responsibilities as a motor vehicle driver on Texas roadways. Just think of bicyclists as another vehicle on the roadway.|
|3) Bicyclists should ride as far to the left-hand side of the street as possible.|
|Bicyclists should ride as far to the right-hand side of the street as possible. However, they may choose not to ride there due to a few reasons, such as:
a) Obstructions or uneven pavement
b) Making a left turn
c) If the marked travel lane is less than 14 feet wide or too narrow for a bicyclist and a motor vehicle to safely travel side-by-side
|4) A bicyclist is required to use a light when riding at night.|
|When riding at night, a bicyclist is required to have:
a) A white light on the front of their bicycle
b) A red light OR red reflector on the rear of their bicycle
|5) As a pedestrian, if a sidewalk is available and accessible, they must use it.|
|6) As a pedestrian, if a sidewalk is NOT available and accessible, they should walk on the left-hand side of the street – facing traffic.|
|7) The pedestrian always has the right-of-way.|
|While pedestrians have the right-of-way in many cases, there are times when a pedestrian should yield the right-of-way to vehicles, such as:
a) When crossing at an intersection or crosswalk where there is a pedestrian traffic signal in use, the pedestrian should only begin a crossing on the “walk” signal.
b) When crossing a roadway outside of an intersection or marked crosswalk.
Effective September 2021, drivers are now required to both stop and yield to pedestrians (or other vulnerable road users) that are legally using a crosswalk.
8) Which of these pictures contains a crosswalk?
The bottom left picture contains an unmarked crosswalk. These exist at all 4-way intersections where the sidewalks on opposite sides of the road form a crosswalk that is not marked with lines.