San Francisco Uber drivers get cyclist awareness training
September 24 2016
Cycling group estimates series of videos will be seen by tens of thousands of drivers
Uber is partnering with the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition to offer cyclist awareness video training. Four videos have been produced, tackling issues such as the 3-feet space law, speeding, and dooring.
The SF Examiner reports that the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition already provides in-person bicycle safety driving courses to 800 drivers a year – including to taxi drivers. The group says that in contrast the videos will be seen by tens of thousands of Uber drivers in the Bay area.
Brian Wiedenmeier, the organisation’s executive director, said: “We increasingly hear from our members that vehicles blocking the bike lane, turning in a dangerous manner, those kinds of incidents are affecting their safety.”