SpyCycle (September 21, 2016)

Overtake Cyclists Safely

“A few days ago, the BBC reported that the West Midlands Police were targeting drivers who didn’t allow enough room when passing cyclists.

The force had analysed 564 cyclist deaths over four years and found that the “vast majority” were down to driver error, which probably doesn’t come as much of a surprise to regular cyclists.

While the Highway Code (rule 212) is somewhat vague when it says that motorists should give cyclists (and motorcyclists) “plenty of room” when overtaking, this is widely interpreted as being 1.5m.

There is an obvious difficulty in measuring that gap and a significant problem in providing proof.



Read the full article here: https://spycycle.uk/index.php/component/content/article?id=532:overtake-cyclists-safely