ERIC Number: ED255627
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
Bicycles in Traffic. A North Carolina Driver Education Handbook.
East Carolina Univ., Greenville, NC.
This unit is designed to provide driver educators with information for teaching automobile drivers about the traffic-mix problem between bicycles and motor vehicles on roadways. The purpose of the unit is to improve the safety of bicyclists on North Carolina highways and help to decrease the number of bicycle deaths and injuries caused by traffic accidents. Material is divided into two parts. Each part begins with a list of objectives followed by informative material. Part 1 covers historical relationships between the automobile and bicycle; cycle uses, cyclists, and behavior characteristics; and types of bicycles. Part 2 concerns bicycles as factors in traffic accidents, the most common automobile/bicycle accidents, bicycle-initiated accidents, and automobile driver-initiated accidents. Transparency masters are provided that reinforce classroom instruction. A list cites additional resources that would be helpful for teaching bicycle safety in a driver education class. Other references are also listed. (YLB)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: North Carolina State Dept. of Transportation, Raleigh.
Authoring Institution: East Carolina Univ., Greenville, NC.