New driver's manual to include information
on bicyclists/autos safely coexisting
The new Idaho Driver's Manual will include improved information about bicyclists and motorists safely sharing the highway when it is released later this summer.
Enhancement of the "Share the Road" chapter in the Idaho Driver's Manual is the result of collaboration among state Sen. Elliot Werk, statewide bicycle advocates and ITD.
"Significant effort was placed in garnering input from bicycling advocates from around the state," said ITD's Bicycle and Pedestrian Coordinator Mark McNeese. "We appreciated the contribution from these individuals, and the manual will be greatly improved because of their commitment to improving safety on Idaho's roadways."
Because the driver's manual instructs motorists, not bicyclists, ITD reminds bicyclists the transportation department distributes free copies of a 50-page bicycle safety publication titled "Idaho Bicycling Street Smarts." The publication instructs bicyclists about how to share the road safely with motorists in a variety of situations.
The book is available throughout the state at local bike shops, county driver's license offices and local AAA offices, and on ITD's Web site: https://itd.idaho.gov/planning/bike/bike_commuter_guide.pdf
The improved text can be viewed at www.mobilityidaho.org. Click "IMAP Vision and Structure Resources," then click "Bicyclists: A New Section for the Idaho Driver's Manual."