of communications. “Pedestrian safety is also found in more than one section of the manual as well.”
Specifically, Chapter 8 "Sharing the Road with Others", offers information on pedestrians, mature drivers, visually challenged individuals, bicycle riders, and those using skateboards and inline skates. Key statistics on vehicle/pedestrian collisions are shared with readers, and the manual stresses that drivers must always yield to pedestrians and that in most cases, pedestrians have the right of way at all intersections. Drivers are also warned to never pass a stopped vehicle at a crosswalk.
With regard to biking, it is explained that bikers have the same rights and responsibilities as drivers. Motorists are informed that when making right turns, they must yield to bicyclists, skateboarders and/or inline skaters traveling through an intersection.
The new driver's manual has undergone a more substantive overhaul than the last update in 2006. In fact, the process took a year to update the manual and involved many partners. For instance, the state’s driver education teachers were solicited through a survey for suggestions and comments for
updating the manual.
The new manual can be downloaded from the MVC website, or viewed in its entirety online as an easy-to-