This gentleman from Virginia is looking for people
to team and network with to update the Commercial Drivers
License manuals at a national level. (See his email below.)
He saw the work the GMBC Advocacy Committee had done to
create "Proposed as the State of Vermont's Guide to shared
use of the roadways by motorists and cyclists." If you
want to be in the loop or know of someone that should be
in the loop, please let me know. This looks like an
opportunity to make progress on the education front at
the national level. I'm networking here to try to get him
a good network. I'll try to find out a little more about
just what it is he is looking for.
From: R Enders, INTERNET:[log in to unmask]
To: Ben Haydock, bhaydock
Date: 1/2/02 2:12 AM
RE: CDL manual.
Thank you for the "Proposed as the State of Vermont's Guide to shared use
of the roadways by motorists and cyclists."
This year the model Commercial Drivers License manual is being revised and
I am working to get material included such as what you have produced for
Vermont. A new training program for School Bus Drivers is also being
developed. Again a national model.
I got involved as a result of an incident with a school bus and found that
the manual used in Virginia contains nothing about sharing the roads with
My primary interest is in appropriate safety and training materials
addressing how bicycles, trucks and buses can share primary rural highways
without wide lanes or paved shoulders and with speeds of 45+mph in a
correct, legal and safe manner, and to get these current materials or
materials to be developed into a number of different places.
As a bicycle advocate I am on the board of the Virginia Bicycling
Federation, BikeWalk Virginia, Jefferson Area Bicycling and Walking
Committee, and some other stuff. I share this just to let you know that I
am serious about this.
I am looking for people to team and network with to accomplish these tasks
in 2002. Would you be willing to network with me on this project? If we
can get really good share the road info included in national model manuals
for training commercial drivers, I think we will have really accomplished
something worthwhile for the bicycling community.
Right now I feel like Don Quixote tilting at windmills.
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