Met police station to “copy” close-pass zero tolerance stance
Friday, September 23rd 2016 at 8:24AM BST
Motorists in Camden who don’t give cyclists room when overtaking could be given short shrift from the long arm of the law from now on. That’s accoring to Sgt Clarge of the Camden Town with Primrose Hill police station. He has tweeted to say his team will be copying the new zero tolerance approach to close-passes announced by West Midlands Police. “If you drive in Camden give cyclists room,” said Sgt Clarge, adding the ominous hashtag #couldbepolice.
Cycling UK has called the West Midlands Police force’s approach to close-passes of cyclists the “best ever cyclist road safety initiative”.
The West Midlands Traffic Police Unit recently introduced the initiative attended by unofficial “cycling Csar” Chris Boardman, representing British Cycling. Boardman fronts the video below about “how to overtake cyclists”.