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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