February 08, 2009
Cyclists Get Improved Mention in 2009 CA. DMV Drivers Handbook
I have been writing about the issue of Sharing the Road, and Trail, on this blog, for years, and here is my archive of stories, and images:
In over 2 years of writing state senators, assemblymen (women) and other state representatives, the Ca. Share the Road Campaign is seeing its efforts finally paying off.
They may not have their hoped for license plate yet, but they have succeeded in helping get some good verbiage in the new 2009 DMV drivers handbook.
Page 26, and 27 are a good place to start.
I especially like the wording, and images, related to passing a cyclist.
Now they hope to get them to add the bicycle and share the road signs to the "sign" pages (pg. 11-15) for 2010.
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Shouldn't have to stop at stop signs either.
I can just see the law suits pile up, as drivers hit bicyclists flying through the intersection.
Posted by: newport driving school | Feb 17, 2009 7:06:29 AM
Not sure what you mean by that.
As what appears to be an instructor of motorists I'm almost afraid to learn what you tell them about Bicyclists, and sharing the road with us.
Of course Cyclists should stop at Stop Signs, it's only common sense.
So should motorists, btw! ;-D
Most Cyclists do so, as do motorists, and far too many anti-cyclist motorists, ignorant of the law, and the rights, and responsibilities, of Cyclists in sharing the road, make misguided judgements against all Cyclists, based on the stupidity, and ignorance of some.
That being said...more Cyclists need to also be better educated, and informed, about how, and where, to ride their bikes.
It's frustraiting to encounter Cyclists who prefer to ride on the sidewalk when it's not the safest place to ride and, in most communities, is against the law.
Posted by: Kiril The Cycling Dude | Feb 17, 2009 1:31:47 PM