That's important, but so is getting more separation between cyclists and traffic.
dude, all I want is some basic understanding of how to ride a bicycle when there are cars around. We can coexist just fine, if we both know what the rules are.
I think I've seen that the Dutch do teach this in schools.
This sounds like it was the bikes misbehaving.
The Norwegians do, too, at least in Oslo. There are little mini traffic areas in the playgrounds for the little mini preschoolers to learn the rules in. And older kids have to pass a bike safety check before they are allowed to ride to school without a parent.
we have neither bike training nor children riding said bikes to school. On the other hand, we do have a childhood obesity problem.
and yes, I'm sick of bikes misbehaving. It's one thing to bend the rules, but blatant disregard starts to piss me off.
Your statements brought me back to the late 90's, Everything Sucks
Wow, Reel Big Fish! I had that CD and my flatmates absolutely hated it.