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Thank you ABATE!
ABATE, the motorcycle safety advocacy organization has come through for all 2-wheeled roadway users. Whether it is a motorcycle or a bicycle. What they have successfully done in Iowa is lobby the legislature & have had it passed that all high school kids taking driver's ed. now have as part of the curriculum a considerable amount taught to them about how to properly & safely behave when encountering a cyclist.
A co-worker of mine is part of her ABATE group & publishes their newsletter & she told me about this. After hearing about it I almost gave her a big kiss, but did thank her for it. I knew they were working on it but did not realize they had got it passed until recently.
Now all Iowa Drivers Ed. students will be taught how to react & behave when they encounter a motorcyclist or a bicyclist on the roadways beyond what used to be taught, which amounted to no more then 1 small paragraph in the book & no questions on the test. I will find out what is in the curriculum though, that I do not know yet.