The Varsity has an article about the lack of educational information leading to accidents between cyclists and drivers:
Government to blame for bumpy ride
Lack of safety information is the main reason for bike accidents in Ontario
These incidents are examples of negligence by the provincial and municipal governments, which aside from providing limited resources to cyclists, fail to ensure that the message of bike safety equally reaches all members of the road.
The biggest issue is that motorists are not familiar with these safety guidelines, and the province in no way emphasizes bike safety to drivers. The Ontario Ministry of Transportation’s Driver’s Handbook contains only a brief mention of cyclists:
"Motorcycles, bicycles, limited-speed motorcycles and mopeds often need to pull to the left or right side of their lane to avoid dangerous road conditions or to be seen by other drivers. Do not take this as an invitation to pass in the same lane. If you do want to pass these vehicles, do so by changing lanes."
There is no important information regarding cyclists in the Driver’s Handbook, such as biker hand signals, meaning the driver is ignorant to safety procedures. If drivers are never educated, how are they to be held responsible?