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Learning to drive with bikes: insights and lessons about how learner drivers are taught to share the road with cyclists in the ACT

Bonham, J, Johnson, M

Driver Licensing & Training

ARSC conference 2016

EXTENDED ABSTRACT: Learning to drive a car is a critical time to learn safe driving skills including how to safely share the road with other road users, including cyclists. In this study we investigated the learner driver process in the Australian Capital Territory to identify the content about sharing the road with cyclists including: Road Ready program resources and classroom course, and; on-road driving lessons with professional instructors. We found minimal content about cyclists in the entire driver training process. Findings discuss the current gaps and opportunities for teaching new drivers safe driving skills when sharing the road with cyclists.