Learning to Share the Road

I was amused to read in the latest issue of Portland Monthly that Editor-in-Chief Ted Katauskas recently got nabbed for blowing a red light – on his bike.

Like many others (both drivers and cyclists) he was given the opportunity to reduce the $242 fine to a $30 fee to attend a new “Share the Road Safety Class”.

This class, sanctioned by the courts and run by the Trauma Nurses Talk Tough organization (with help from a number of local transportation agencies), is proving very popular, with 100+ participants each month.

Let’s hope we all learn to share the road more safely!

While I’m on the topic, I also want to give a shout out to the Evergreen Safety Council, an organization that provides driver training and safety classes for commercial drivers.

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