Irish TV are broadcasting a well balanced advert showing how cyclists and motorists should behave together. See
One of the problems highlighted is that cars and lorries don’t feel at all unsafe when passing a cyclist giving just a few centimetres clearance, but the cyclist feels extremely vulnerable in the same situation. The recommendation to leave clearance of 1.5m when overtaking a cyclist is the same clearance as mandated in French law (when out of town; when in-town in France the clearance required is reduced to 1m).
It would be nice to hear a similar recommendation from the Department for Transport, it could be included in the next edition of the Highway Code. Or better still how about a law following the French model?
Wonder when we might see similar adverts in the UK?
One Reply to “Sharing the road (Irish TV ad)”
don’t go on the bus lane or the bike lane.
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