Since ILTB refuses to ask the LAB for statistical data on how effective the Bike Ed. courses are I went ahead & did so myself. I just sent them an email asking if there is any statistical data, if there is to please share what it says.
If there is not I suggested a way to obtain the data. By having the people who completed the courses take part in surveys. I suggested the surveys be conducted at 3, 6 & 12 month intervals & that the surveys simply ask how much their cycling has improved & if they feel they are a better & safer cyclist then before they took the courses.
These survey's are not going to be conducted in a controlled enviroment. By that I mean like a food taste test or motor vehicle test drive. I do not think that would be possible, there are too many variables. They will rely on human opinion & emotion, but you know what, that is ok. This way there will be a broad scope of what people think of the courses. The LAB can compile that data & publish it to see how effective or not the courses really are.
If the data prooves the courses are very effective ILTB will just have to accept the fact that the Bike Ed. courses the LAB teaches is doing something good for the cycling community. And that Forester is not as bad as some think he is & he does know what he's talking about.
Frankly I'm getting tired of seeing ILTB's diatribe of crap posted here about the evil's of the LAB & Forester. So I'm doing something about it.
I'll let you know what the LAB says.