Move Wider for Rider-Boot stickers

Discussion in 'Advocacy and Cycling Safety' started by CXRAndy, 9 Mar 2019.

  1. CXRAndy

    CXRAndy Veteran

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    Thoughts?

    I saw a similar road sign in Australia last year and thought they were a great idea. Also on the back of buses was 1.5m minimum pass law.

    The image is work in progress so will change in colour, size, phrase etc. But I think it conveys the message perfectly. Most of us drive cars as well. The idea to get the message out there more prominently. I for one think close pass is by far the most common car, cycle incident.

    I positioned the car totally in the other lane, because that is what best practice you should do. Australia 1.5law.jpg

    If every cyclist put one of these types stickers on their cars, it would be mass safety publication.

    I will hopefully get these priced up in the sticky vinyl

    Its a PDF format
     

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  2. Phaeton

    Phaeton Guru

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    Why reinvent the wheel, why not just copy the one on the back of the lorry?
     
  3. Bonefish Blues

    Bonefish Blues Banging donk

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    Agree - the Oz image is stronger
     
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  4. Drago

    Drago Guru

    I got a "stay wider of the rider" sticker on my car, albeit much, much smaller.
     
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  5. OP
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    CXRAndy

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    Was it UK supplied?
     
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  6. Drago

    Drago Guru

    Yes indeedy, some London cycling campaign I stumbled across online.
     
  7. Phaeton

    Phaeton Guru

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    https://staywider.org/ Shame it's got Larndun on it, but maybe that could be cut off

    Edit:- Although they are Free you can't get them unless you make a donation lol, which is fair enough as they have to pay postage, but that's not what they are advertising
     
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  8. OP
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    CXRAndy

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    I thought the PDF image conveyed the message more clearly, because humans cant measure gaps, so by placing the car where its supposed to be overtaking a cyclist, completely across the other side of the line. The message is clearer
     
  9. Phaeton

    Phaeton Guru

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    But it may not be necessary to move over to the other lane to give the 1.5M, I always do when I can, but on some roads a straddle is all that is needed. Not trying to piss on your parade, but the Australian one & the Lardun one convey the message better as I see it. Maybe redo yours in the yellow & back to see if that has the effect?
     
  10. Reiver

    Reiver Ribbit Ribbit

    at first glance I thought the car in the PDF was coming the other way - it wasn't obvious it was overtaking the cyclist.

    another vote for the aussie one.
     
  11. alicat

    alicat Guru

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    Great idea, @CXRAndy. I would love one for my car or the back of a hi-viz vest.

    I prefer the black and yellow theme - it's more eye-catching. Also the 'sharing saves lives' message of the Oz campaign.
     
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  12. Drago

    Drago Guru

    I didn't make a donation for mine.
     
  13. OP
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    CXRAndy

    CXRAndy Veteran

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    I'll continue to improve the graphics and colour scheme. Yellow with black would be my preferred option.

    @Phaeton I agree it may not be possible but the set best practise as far over the better, a clear centre marker line conveys that. Thanks for your input though:okay:
     
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  14. Bonefish Blues

    Bonefish Blues Banging donk

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    Message may be, but the point I was making is that the image isn't.
     
  15. Phaeton

    Phaeton Guru

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    @CXRAndy I'm not trying to dissuade you, I think it's a great idea & when it comes to your printing run will probably have several off you, but the message/image does need to be right.
     
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