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. http://www.sharetheroad.ca/

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