Pedestrian road rules quiz answers

Who is considered a pedestrian?

Who is considered a pedestrian?

A.    Only people on foot or using a wheelchairs

B.    People on foot, in wheelchairs, using wheeled recreational devices or a wheeled toy or pushing a bicycle.

Answer: B

A pedestrian includes people:

  • travelling on foot
  • driving a motorised wheelchair that cannot travel at over 10km/h (on level ground)
  • in a non-motorised wheelchair
  • pushing a motorised or non-motorised wheelchair
  • pushing a bicycle
  • in or on a wheeled recreational device or wheeled toy. This includes rollerblades, roller-skates, skateboards and most scooters.

You want to cross the road and there is a pedestrian crossing nearby. You must use it if it’s within how many metres of where you are?

a.    20 metres

b.    50 metres

Answer: 20 metres

If a pedestrian is within 20 metres of a pedestrian crossing, they must cross the road at the pedestrian crossing. There are a few exceptions to this rule. Some exceptions include:

  • Crossing, or helping someone cross, an area of the road between tram tracks and the far left side of the road to get on, or after getting off, a tram or public bus
  • Crossing to or from a safety zone

Can you begin to cross the road when the pedestrian crossing light is flashing red?

A.    Yes - as long as you think you can get across the road before it changes to solid red.

B.    No - you must wait until it is green

Answer: No

If the pedestrian lights show a red flashing pedestrian light and you have not already started crossing the road, you must not start to cross the road until the pedestrian light has changed to green.

As a pedestrian, are you allowed to travel along a road if there is a footpath or nature strip adjacent to the road?

A.    Yes, as long as you face oncoming traffic

B.    No, unless it's impractical to travel on the footpath or nature strip

Answer: No

A pedestrian must not travel along a road if there is a footpath or nature strip adjacent to the road, unless it is impractical to use the footpath or nature strip. If a pedestrian is travelling on the road, they must face oncoming traffic. This rule does not apply to people in or on a wheeled recreational device or toy.