At our GM this evening, one of our members told us that a driver’s ed instructor here in Sudbury had very forcefully informed his wife (who was taking driver’s ed) that bicycles do not belong on the road. He apparently said a number of very derogatory statements about cycling on the road!
As a result, you might want to know exactly what the current driver’s ed handbook says. As we don’t have a printed version, we went to the online version and found the following page at http://www.mto.gov.on.ca/english/dandv/driver/handbook/section2.3.2.shtml
The SCU is VERY interested in knowing what the local driver’s ed companies are telling their students. We will be mounting a letter-writing campaign to ask all local companies what their instructors are teaching in regards to dealing with bicycles on the road.
If anyone has any further info or stories, please let us know!