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Answer True or False
- “Look Mom, no hands!” Riding a bike without holding the handlebars is allowed as long as you’re going straight.
- At night, a bicyclist must wear ankle reflectors if there are no reflectors on the pedals.
- Bicyclists in Massachusetts have the right of way over pedestrians in an intersection
- Bicyclists in Massachusetts must stop at all stop signs and red lights regardless of whether any traffic is approaching.
- If biking at night your bicycle must have a white taillight.
- If you’re 16 or under the law requires you to wear a bike helmet.
- In Massachusetts, bicyclists have the legal right to ride on any public road or street (except where signs specifically prohibiting bikes have been posted).
- In Massachusetts, it is legal to ride a bike on the sidewalk of a downtown business district.
- It’s okay to whistle on your bike to warn pedestrians.
- Motorists and their passengers are not required by law to check for passing bicyclists before opening their door.
- Motorists can be ticketed and fined up to $100 for opening car or truck doors into the path of any other traffic, including bicycles and pedestrians.
- Motorists must stay a safe distance to the left of a bicyclist (or any other vehicle) when passing. Motorists are also prohibited from returning to the right until safety clear of the bicyclist.
- Motorists must yield to oncoming bicyclists when making left turns.
- When turning on a bike you don’t have to signal in advance.