It has been reported that a new scheme will see motorists being prosecuted for careless driving if they drive too close to cyclists on the road.
West Midlands Police have already started proceedings against 38 drivers for “close passing”.
Close passing is when a motorist passes a cyclist and fails to give them a minimum distance of 1.5 metres.
Some West Midlands Police officers are patrolling busy roads on bikes and are equipped with video cameras.
These officers are videoing examples of bad driving and then radioing ahead to waiting patrol cars.
The offending drivers are then pulled over, with many of them being given roadside advice.
Traffic Officer and cyclist PC Mark Hodson said: “As a police force we must do our utmost to protect vulnerable road users and show that anyone who puts them in danger through poor driving will be dealt with.
“Cyclists may suddenly need to avoid uneven road surfaces or obstacles like drain covers so it’s important to afford them plenty of room when overtaking.”
In 2014, UK roads saw more than 21,000 cyclists injured and tragically, 113 killed.
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