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Well this is a good idea.

Post by POC » Sun Sep 18, 2016 5:37 am

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Post by Claire » Sun Sep 18, 2016 2:49 pm

Ah, those clever Brits. Very progressive, indeed, at least for our dimwit North American drivers. Perhaps the nod to frugality will strike a chord.

"The driver [who passes too close to a cyclist] will be offered a choice: prosecution, or 15 minutes’ education on how to overtake a cyclist safely. The worst drivers, or repeat offenders, will simply be prosecuted...

“In about 98% of cases [the collision] was down to driver action, it was nothing to do with the cyclist...

"[T]he operation is cheap – costing £70 for a mat to demonstrate safe overtaking plus a police or community support officer to be the cyclist – and efficient: based on the West Midlands’ experience, 20 drivers can be prosecuted within two hours."

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