Tragedy inspires change to Idaho drivers test

Posted at 4:44 PM, Dec 24, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-24 18:44:46-05

A tragedy for one family has sparked a change to the Idaho driving test with hopes of helping avoid another accident.

After Max Wyatt was hit by a car while riding his bike, it sparked a lot of discussion about bicycle safety in the state.

Now, the Idaho Department of Transportation is taking action.

"The addition of this question to our knowledge exam is just one strategy we use," said Steve Grant of the Idaho Department of Transportation.  "Our real hope is that people get back and forth whether they are on foot, on a bicycle, or in a motor vehicle, that they are getting back and forth to wherever they are going safely and if this helps encourage that, we are all for it."

The change will take effect within the next few weeks.

There are several pages about bicycle and pedestrian safety in the Idaho drivers manual.

The best way to know how to answer the question correctly is read the manual.