Bicycle questions added to state driving test

Posted at 6:12 PM, May 26, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-26 20:12:04-04

Idaho Governor "Butch" Otter has officially announced new questions on the state driving test regarding sharing the road with bicycles.

Standing next to Gov. Otter was Max who was hit by a car while riding his bike in 2015.

Max survived but the accident sparked a conversation about bike safety. 

The written driving test in the state now includes two questions about Bike and pedestrian safety. The Boise Bicycle Project urged Governor Otter and the Idaho Transportation Department to add a bicycle safety question to the statewide Idaho Driver’s Education Exam. The governor also proclaimed May bike and pedestrian safety awareness month.

"We got some responsibly to do that work and to build a good understanding of that relationship between the pedestrian the bicyclist and the automobile," Said Governor Otter.