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Driving too close to a cyclist could land you £100 fine - How far away do you need to be?



 
 
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Old August 12th 18, 11:29 AM posted to uk.rec.cycling
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QUOTE:
"A new law was introduced earlier this year to protect cyclists on the road in Britain.

The rule dictates that drivers must leave a minimum distance away from a cyclist when overtaking or travelling alongside a bicycle or they could face a punishment.

UK drivers could be penalised with a £100 fine and three penalty points if caught travelling to close to a bicycle.

The recommended distance a driver must leave between the car and cyclist is ***1.5-metres*** (EMPHASIS MINE) and if you’re caught overtaking under this then you could face the punishments."

https://www.express.co.uk/life-style...ine-overtaking
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Old August 12th 18, 12:49 PM posted to uk.rec.cycling
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On 12/08/18 11:29, wrote:

The recommended distance a driver must leave between the car and
cyclist is ***1.5-metres*** (EMPHASIS MINE) and if you’re caught
overtaking under this then you could face the punishments."


Bear in mind this is wheel to wheel, not mirror to elbow.

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/content/...g?imwidth=1240

How will it be enforced?
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Old August 12th 18, 01:05 PM posted to uk.rec.cycling
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On 12/08/18 12:49, TMS320 wrote:
On 12/08/18 11:29, wrote:

The recommended distance a driver must leave between the car and
cyclist is ***1.5-metres*** (EMPHASIS MINE) and if you’re caught
overtaking under this then you could face the punishments."


Bear in mind this is wheel to wheel, not mirror to elbow.

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/content/...g?imwidth=1240


Also, this only shows cycle wheel to kerb gap. When the rider is passing
something that has height above the road (a pedestrian, particularly),
cyclist often has to move into the road to make a gap at elbow height
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Old August 12th 18, 01:09 PM posted to uk.rec.cycling
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On Sun, 12 Aug 2018 03:29:03 -0700 (PDT), wrote:

QUOTE:
"A new law was introduced earlier this year to protect cyclists on the road in Britain.


There was?

The rule dictates that drivers must leave a minimum distance away from a cyclist when overtaking or travelling alongside a bicycle or they could face a punishment.


Which law might this be?

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Old August 12th 18, 01:21 PM posted to uk.rec.cycling
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On Sunday, August 12, 2018 at 12:49:24 PM UTC+1, TMS320 wrote:
On 12/08/18 11:29, wrote:

The recommended distance a driver must leave between the car and
cyclist is ***1.5-metres*** (EMPHASIS MINE) and if you’re caught
overtaking under this then you could face the punishments."


Bear in mind this is wheel to wheel, not mirror to elbow.

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/content/...g?imwidth=1240

How will it be enforced?


In the same way that tailgating is measured?
A police officer's opinion?
Or maybe camera evidence?
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Old August 12th 18, 01:40 PM posted to uk.rec.cycling
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On Sunday, August 12, 2018 at 1:31:09 PM UTC+1, Tosspot wrote:
On 12/08/18 14:09, Peter Parry wrote:
On Sun, 12 Aug 2018 03:29:03 -0700 (PDT), wrote:

QUOTE:
"A new law was introduced earlier this year to protect cyclists on the road in Britain.


There was?

The rule dictates that drivers must leave a minimum distance away from a cyclist when overtaking or travelling alongside a bicycle or they could face a punishment.


Which law might this be?


It's just a 'crackdown' on existing law, and also seems to be codifying
it to 1.5 meters.

It will come to naught.


Probably, seeing as though there was also supposed to be a big crackdown on middle lane hoggers, but at least the overtaking cyclists too close has had a few successes.

QUOTE:
“We want to remind drivers to allow a safe passing distance of 1.5 metres when overtaking. I think that today has been a stark reminder to these drivers of the risks involved.” If drivers did not want to be “educated”, they faced a £100 fine and three points on their licence or up to a £5,000 fine and potential disqualification if prosecuted at court for careless driving."
ENDS.

https://www.gazettelive.co.uk/news/t...lists-15013096



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Old August 13th 18, 02:52 AM posted to uk.rec.cycling
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QUOTE:
"A new law was introduced earlier this year to protect cyclists on the road in Britain.

The rule dictates that drivers must leave a minimum distance away from a cyclist when overtaking or travelling alongside a bicycle or they could face a punishment.

UK drivers could be penalised with a £100 fine and three penalty points if caught travelling to close to a bicycle.

The recommended distance a driver must leave between the car and cyclist is ***1.5-metres*** (EMPHASIS MINE) and if you’re caught overtaking under this then you could face the punishments."

https://www.express.co.uk/life-style...ine-overtaking


1.5 m will end up being the standard for driverless cars as well.


Bret Cahill

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Old August 16th 18, 12:59 PM posted to uk.rec.cycling
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On 13/08/2018 02:52, Bret Cahill wrote:
QUOTE:
"A new law was introduced earlier this year to protect cyclists on the road in Britain.

The rule dictates that drivers must leave a minimum distance away from a cyclist when overtaking or travelling alongside a bicycle or they could face a punishment.

UK drivers could be penalised with a £100 fine and three penalty points if caught travelling to close to a bicycle.

The recommended distance a driver must leave between the car and cyclist is ***1.5-metres*** (EMPHASIS MINE) and if you’re caught overtaking under this then you could face the punishments."

https://www.express.co.uk/life-style...ine-overtaking


1.5 m will end up being the standard for driverless cars as well.


One and a half miles as an overtaking clearance is far too unrealistic.
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Old August 17th 18, 04:53 AM posted to uk.rec.cycling
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"A new law was introduced earlier this year to protect cyclists on the road in Britain.

The rule dictates that drivers must leave a minimum distance away from a cyclist when overtaking or travelling alongside a bicycle or they could face a punishment.

UK drivers could be penalised with a £100 fine and three penalty points if caught travelling to close to a bicycle.

The recommended distance a driver must leave between the car and cyclist is ***1.5-metres*** (EMPHASIS MINE) and if you’re caught overtaking under this then you could face the punishments."

https://www.express.co.uk/life-style...ine-overtaking


1.5 m will end up being the standard for driverless cars as well.


One and a half miles as an overtaking clearance is far too unrealistic.


They'll lower it if you stop drinking and driving!

Just don't mention my name.


 




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