Bicycle Safety in Driver Education Curriculum

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Published on May 10, 2008

Author: markwyatt

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Objectives : Objectives Learn about Share the Roads with bicyclists. Learn safety tips to prevent crashes with bicyclists and save lives. Learn about bicycle facilities. Share the Roads : Share the Roads Bicyclists have the same rights and responsibilities as drivers of motor vehicles. As motorists, we must respect the rights of other road users including bicyclists. Safety Tip #1: Bicyclists must travel on the right side of lane. :  Safety Tip #1: Bicyclists must travel on the right side of lane. Slide 5: Safety Tip #2: Assess the bicyclist’s capabilities. Slide 6: Safety Tip #3: Expect the unexpected. Slide 7: Safety Tip #4: Be aware of hazards. Slide 8: Safety Tip #5: Do not honk or flash your headlights at bicyclists. Slide 9: Safety Tip #6: Be careful when opening your vehicle door. Safety Tip #7: Look for hand signals. : Safety Tip #7: Look for hand signals. Slide 11: Safety Tip # 8: Do not tailgate, cut or pass too close to bicyclists. Safety Tip #9: Use extra caution when passing bicyclists. : Safety Tip #9: Use extra caution when passing bicyclists. Off-the-Road Facilities : Off-the-Road Facilities Trails are in open spaces, parks, along rivers, on abandoned railroads, or in new developments. Off-the-Road Facilities : Facilities adjacent to roads are facilities separate from motorists except at intersections and driveways. Off-the-Road Facilities On-the-Road Facilities : On-the-Road Facilities Bike lanes Summary : Summary Bicyclists must travel on the right side of a lane. Assess the bicyclist’s capabilities. Expect the unexpected. Be aware of hazards. Do not honk or flash your headlights at bicyclists. Be careful when opening your vehicle door. Summary : Summary Look for hand signals. Do not tailgate, cut or pass too close to bicyclists. Use extra caution when passing bicyclists. Move your vehicle entirely into the left lane when passing a bicyclist. Do not pass a bicyclist or another vehicle if oncoming traffic is near. Summary : Summary Do not pass a bicyclist if you will make a right turn shortly after passing. Be on the lookout for bicyclists in bad weather and at night. When turning left at an intersection, yield to oncoming bicyclists. After passing a bicyclist, check over your shoulder and make sure you have enough room before moving over. When in doubt, yield to bicyclists.

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