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Drivers urged to check for bikers

Discussion in 'Commuting' started by upsidedown, 3 Jun 2008.

  1. upsidedown

    upsidedown Waiting for the great leap forward

    Location:
    The middle bit
    Saw this today

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/surrey/7433212.stm

    and hoped it was about all 2 wheeled road users, unfortunately not.

    Thought the line "In a campaign run by the county council and police, drivers are being told the single largest cause of biker crashes is their behaviour at junctions. " was interesting, presumably because a motorbike is travelling very much quicker when a collision occurs the police attend due to injury, so are aware and run campaigns.

    When a car pulls out, left hooks, close passes a cyclist, 99% of the time the police will not know as we shout, wave and carry on.

    So any ideas on how to get the council or police to run a campaign to raise the profile of cyclists ?
     
  2. Tharg2007

    Tharg2007 Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Manchester
    critical mass? not as a protesting mob but as a group that steadily grows and shows that the cyclist is here!!!
     
  3. HJ

    HJ Cycling in Scotland

    Location:
    Auld Reekie
    Get a helmet cam and show the footage to local councillors... any other suggestions?