September 2011

Share the road article available for use

This article is supplied by Lorna Boratto, Public Health Nurse with Oxford County Public Health & Emergency Services: An OPHA workgroup is working towards Increased Driver Awareness and Knowledge of Safely Sharing the Road with Cyclists. This is a 3 part initiative:

  1. Advocate for changes to the Driver’s Handbook, to include more information on safely sharing the road with other users, including cyclists.
  2. Include more instruction in driver education re: sharing the road with alternate users and include this component in the written and on-road testing.
  3. Increase public awareness and education re: safely sharing the road. The workgroup has drafted an article that you are welcome to adapt for your community and use. Included is a link to the Share the Road website and the opportunity to take the Active Communities Pledge.

Please share this with your friends and contacts and endeavour to inform your provincial candidates of these issues. Share the road article

Updated September 20, 2011