What's a PRT Interpretive class?
If you have only 5 minutes, Michael Bluejay's bicyclesafe.com
should provide you with more than enough material. I could probably talk for an hour on each situation...
5 minutes, that's pretty crazy. The best you can do is a brief intro, so you probably want to focus on a particular message more than the nuts and bolts of anything. The message I would try to convey is that cycling safety - the risk of getting hurt, hit or killed - is much more within the hands of the cyclist than most people realize. Your not a sitting duck out there. The basic principle of defensive driving is that practically all collisions could be avoided by any
party involved. Applied to cycling, that means that practically all bike-car collisions could be avoided by the cyclist (of course, it also means that they could all be avoided by the car driver - but who wants to wait until the day ALL car drivers he will encounter adopt defensive driving when, for a given cyclist, just the cyclist adopting defensive driving will practically achieve the same results). For examples of how a cyclist could avoid the various types of collisions, see bicyclesafe.com.