The California DMV recently published a new, 2010 edition of the California Driver Handbook. A change over previous editions is additional information about how motorists should behave around cyclists.
The section about bicyclists in the Slow Moving Vehicle section looks like this.
Instruction on how motorists should drive around cyclists is not limited to the slow moving vehicles section. This “Right / Wrong” diagram on how to pass a cyclist, for example, is on the section on how pass any vehicle and how to use passing lanes. These directions are given for “Passing Other Traffic”:
Under “Road Workers and Work Zones,” we find this discussion:
The current DMV test for California drivers license also has questions about sharing the road with cyclists. Some questions I’ve heard of and seen on sample tests include:
How does tihs compare with your state’s driving manual and driver’s license test?
See the California Drivers’ Handbook here.