Dealing with other road users

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  • Notes from 2014 conference workshop below on this issue. Your reactions, thoughts, comments?

    o The group plotted examples of road user response on a graph that had axis for positive / negative motives of road users, and another for positive / negative effect on training
    o As cycle instructors we need to avoid inflaming other road users but can often derive useful training outcomes by talking through with trainees after the event.
    o We valued the following situations against motive and effect as follows:

    Drive gives way when we don’t want – positive motive, negative effect (although can encourage children to deal with it assertively – don’t dither, take control of the situation) 
    Snaking – driver butts in – negative motive, positive effect 
    Driver turns in and cuts corner (major to minor) – negative effect 
    Wheelies by show-off (outside training 
    Driver trying to help but not helping positive motive, uncertain effect 
    Angry driver – mitigation – negative motive and effect (Exemplary instructor behaviour to defuse situation. Communicate without aggression) 
    Driver cuts in and blocks carriageway (this roads too busy etc.) – negative motive, negative effect 
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Dealing with other road users

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