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Know your Belgian highway code? Test your road safety knowledge and win prizes

Illustration picture shows heavy traffic on the E17 highway in the direction of the Belgian coast. (BELGA PHOTO NICOLAS MAETERLINCK)
11:11 15/10/2020

Road safety organisations in Wallonia and Flanders have teamed up to organise a new edition of their Road Quiz from today until 15 November. Updated every year, it allows citizens and businesses to test and update their knowledge of road safety in an entertaining way.

Participants are invited to answer 10 multiple-choice questions on topics related to the Highway Traffic Act, road safety and mobility. They have 40 seconds per question to answer, and then the correct answer appears with an explanation.

Last year, 56,000 people took part in the game. "However, it should be noted that the level of knowledge was declining," the Walloon Road Safety Agency (AWSR) said in a statement. "Only 62% of participants last year scored at least 11/15, while almost 71% achieved it in 2018." This finding therefore reinforces the worthiness of the quiz, according to the agency, since it aims to raise awareness of people’s shortcomings and to keep drivers up-to-date with the Highway Code, which evolves every year.

Participants with a minimum score of 7/10 can enter a contest to try to win an electric bike or other prizes, such as short stays at the Pairi Daiza animal park in Brugelette or tickets to Adventure Park in Wavre.

Businesses can also participate. The AWSR, in collaboration with the Walloon Union of Enterprises (UWE), encourages them to ask their staff to refresh their knowledge of road safety. At the end of the quiz, they will benefit from a special report, creating an internal tool for raising awareness within the company.

The Road Quiz is the result of a collaboration between the regional road safety agencies, the AWSR and the VSV (Flemish Foundation for Traffic Science) on the Flemish side. It is therefore available online, in French and Dutch, via www.quizdelaroute.be and www.degroteverkeersquiz.be.

Written by Nick Amies