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MSF rider perception test

I thought it was interesting enough to share.


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That was interesting. I scored 18/20 on the signs, but only 14/20 on the collisions. Not good.


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19/20
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19/20
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That was a good lunchtime test.
The reading afterward was good also.
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18/20 signs
17/20 collision

I disagree with one of the signs though. The handicap sign lacked context and that changed the meaning.
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20/20 on both.

I'll keep my eyes open for some of you!

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20/20 Signs
17/20 Situations

Took test at medium speed. It would be much more difficult at "fast"

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18/20
17/20

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19/20
16/20

I'll be able to live with that...
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93/20
86/20

musta taken it many times over...

thanks for sharing as alot of people dont realize the possibilities out there..

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20/20
15/20 (misread the questions at least twice....perception was ok, reading and comprehension skills have diminished with age.....)

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20/20 signs
16/20 hazards - doing them over until I get 20/20

Great test - good info and a refreshing reminder.

6 tries - finally 20/20 !!! New hazards every round. Sending this to everyone I know - may save a life or two. sending it to my car - driving friends, too. Consequences may not be as severe, but a great awareness test just the same.

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Re: MSF rider perception test

19/20 signs
15/20 situations

But some of the situations were cases where a blue car was moving into your lane 10 feet in front of you and there was a police action a block or two down the road. Breaking or going right was not even an answer. I guess the figured the LEO would back up and scrape you off the highway if all you saw was the unit.

There was another one where the road narrows (drops a right lane) as you reach a bridge. Did you pick A) lose right late or B) Lose escape. I want to know why one was wrong.

Typical MSF - I think they had the questions / answers first and the pictures later. Some did not fit.

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Re: MSF rider perception test

Pretty decent test. Room for arguments on the collision traps, but that's what makes a horse race.
17/20
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Re: MSF rider perception test

Great test...thanks for passing it along.

20/20 signs
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Had an occasion to sit and discuss the test with my riding partner. Riding home I kept thinking, "What's wrong with the test?" Something kept nagging at the back of my mind and then it hit me - with the collision trap pictures, why don't we see what's in our mirrors? A number of our responses would change or be correct when they were originally called wrong based on what's behind you.

You move left because a car is entering from the right. That's the correct answer, but you said brake or slow down and that was wrong. However, looking onto your left mirror an 18-wheeler is screaming up in the hammer lane. Anyone want to move left? I'm all for braking. Then again, how close is the person behind you?

Still, it was a good test, but let's not forget the five drivers to observe: one to your left, one to your right, one in front, one behind and the one in front of the guy behind you. Or, is it the guy behind the one in front of you?

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The collision traps is a bit absurd. Yes, most make sense, but a lot of them really don't. Its more of a memory test than a real test to figure out how well you identify hazards and traps. For instance, they seem to have a fixation on bike lanes. I see a section of road with cars all over the place and debris everywhere. It looks like a windy day as well. The last thing I'm concerned about is whether or not a bike lane is ending. I did not look for that sign, nor would I ever in real life.

Then there's the one with the Hummer on its brakes, half way through an intersection on a green light. The "correct" hazard was for cars entering from the right. There were no cars visible, but obvoiusly, one would have to pay attention if there were. The real hazard that I saw was that the Hummer was too friggin' close considering that his brake lights were on. I got that wrong.

I took the test several times and each time, I found myself arguing with my monitor. Most were good, but some were just ridiculous.
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