Road Safety Quiz

Road Safety Quiz for Key Stage 2 & 3

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Question 1
How many deaths and serious injuries (KSI) occur on the roads in Wales each year?
1221
221
921
Question 2
Which of the following age groups are most likely to be killed or injured as pedestrians in road accidents?
3-6 year olds
7-10 year olds
11-14 year olds
Question 3
Which days of the week have a higher number of pedestrian accidents?
Sunday and Monday
Wednesday and Thursday
Friday and Saturday
Question 4
What proportion of cycling accidents occur in the 6 months between the start of April and the end of September?
¼
½
¾
Question 5
Complete the sentence: You can keep yourself safer if you always play in a safe ...
park
place
pelican
Question 6
Who are involved in most accidents?
girls
boys
about the same number
Question 7
How many people are killed on roads in Europe (the countries of the European Union) each year?
approximately 4,300
approx. 43,500
approx. 13,000
Question 8
Which is the missing word in the following? Stop, look, listen, .............
today
twit
think
Question 9
If there is a road accident on a single carriageway road what should you do first?
make sure the traffic has stopped in both directions
go to help the casualties
phone the emergency services
Question 10
Complete the sentence: You are less likely to be involved in an accident at night if you are clearly ...
very good
visible
violet coloured
Question 11
Approximately how long (in metres) does it take for a car travelling at 50 miles per hour to stop on a dry road?
53 metres
33 metres
13 metres
Question 12
How much longer does it take a car to stop on a wet road? Approximately ...
the same distance as in dry weather
twice as long as in dry weather
less than in dry weather
Question 13
What percentage of children involved in pedestrian accidents cross without looking properly?
72%
52%
22%
Question 14
It is safer to cross away from parked cars where the traffic in both directions can see you for a ...
last way
long way
least wise
Question 15
What should you wear to make it easier for motorists to see you in the daytime?
something fluorescent
something reflective
a jumper
Question 16
Which parts of a bicycle need to checked every day?
paintwork
tyres, lights and brakes
pump
Question 17
Which parts of a bicycle do not need to be adjusted according to your height, weight and shape?
handlebars
saddle
tyres
Question 18
Which parts of the brake mechanism must never be lubricated?
brake blocks
cables
brake handles
Question 19
Which of the following is the shape of a warning sign?
square
triangular
round
Question 20
Which of the following is often the shape of a sign giving information?
diamond
triangle
rectangle
Question 21
If you are setting off on a bicycle ride and intend to move off to the left, where do you think is the safest place to mount the bicycle?
on the driveway
on the footpath
at the kerbside
Question 22
If you are setting off on a bicycle ride from the kerb which of the following should you do first before moving off?
signal
manoeuvre
look behind
Question 23
Complete the missing word. When cycling, I always keep a look out so that I can .............. problems.
accelerate
accept
anticipate
Question 24
When cycling, what should you avoid when turning left?
braking
large road signs
large vehicles turning left at the same time
Question 25
What is it best to do if you want to turn right from a main road into a side road in heavy traffic conditions?
discuss
dismount
disbelieve
Question 26
At what hour of the day do most pedestrian accidents happen?
8-9 am
3-4 pm
4-5 pm
Question 27
What is the main cause of accidents?
the road user
the condition of the road
vehicle fault
Question 28
What colour are main 'A' roads on maps?
brown
red
blue
Question 29
Which senses are best used to keep you safe on the roads?
seeing and touching
hearing and smelling
hearing and seeing
Question 30
What phone number should you dial in an emergency?
100
118
999
Question 31
Which of the following best tells you that a car could be about to move?
reversing lights and car engine both on
car lights on but no driver sitting in the car
car wheels turned towards the road but no driver
Question 32
In order to estimate the speed of a vehicle what 2 things do you need to know?
distance and car make
distance and time
time and engine size
Question 33
If you want to cross the road after you get off a bus should you:
cross in front of the bus so that the driver can see you?
cross behind the bus?
wait for the bus to move off and find a safe place to cross?
Question 34
What should you do if you see an amber light when cycling up to a traffic light?
get ready to go
stop at the white line
go quickly
Question 35
Which side of a car is it always safest to get in?
the road side
the pavement side
the driver's side
Question 36
If you are walking on a road without pavements, on which side is it safer to walk?
the right hand side of the road
it doesn't matter which side
the left hand side of the road
Question 37
Approximately what distance does a car travelling at 30 m.p.h take to stop in good weather conditions?
23 metres
33 metres
3 metres
Question 38
What should you always think of if you are a passenger in a car?
remember not to distract the driver
remember to wear your seat belt
both of these
Question 39
What is the background colour of a tourist sign?
blue
pink
brown
Question 40
Has your school organised a walking bus? How many wheels are there on a walking bus?
4
0
8
Question 41
You need to have good brakes to control your bike when cycling downhill. Why does your bike move more quickly downhill without you pedalling?
chemistry
friction
gravity
Question 42
How many people may legally be carried on a bike with 1 saddle?
2
0
1
Question 43
It is dangerous to cycle along a one way street the wrong way. What does a one way sign look like?
a red circular sign with a white bar across the centre
a green arrow on a square sign pointing right
a white arrow on a rectangular blue sign
Question 44
Which of the following is the usual sign showing a route only for cycles?
a red circle with a cycle on a white background
a blue circular sign showing a white cycle
a red man on a triangular orange sign
Question 45
Which of the following is a no cycling sign?
a blue circular sign showing a white cycle
a red circular sign with a black cycle on a white background
a red circular sign with a black horse on a white background
Question 46
What does the ‘School – Keep Clear’ road marking look like?
a dotted red line
a zigzag yellow line
a zigzag white line
Question 47
How can you tell if you should keep well away from a lorry carrying a dangerous load if it is involved in an accident?
it has ‘milk’ written on the side of it
it usually has a diamond shaped sign on the back with a symbol of the hazard
it has red and yellow striped markings across and down the back
Question 48
Complete this sentence with one of the words below: Accidents often occur on roads you are U............. with and you need to take extra care on them.
unlikely
unusual
unfamiliar
Question 49
These are some of the safe crossing places: pelican crossing, ........... ,subway, zebra crossing, school crossing patrol.  Which of the following is missing from the safe crossing places above?
football
footbridge
full crossing
Question 50
What safe crossing place doesn't stop the traffic but helps you by letting you wait safely, usually located half way across a road? What is it called?
traffic safety
traffic island
safety island
Question 51
Complete the sentence using one of the words below: Crossing between P.........  cars is one of the main causes of child pedestrian accidents.
police
parked
pink
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