Saturday, 28 January 2017

Police 'Close Pass' Campaign goes UK wide

I was really pleased to read that a West Midlands Police road safety initiative designed to protect cyclists from car drivers passing them too close is being rolled out across the country.

As someone who's been knocked off my bike a couple of times by drivers and experiences poor driving pretty much every week as a cyclist, I think it's a great idea.

And interestingly the campaign was given some teeth, with 130 drivers pulled over for not leaving enough space when overtaking cyclists.

West Midlands Police also released a video of 'close passes':

It doesn't seem anything out of the ordinary to me, but I'm probably used to it...