Passing distance includes the riders body?

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Re: Passing distance includes the riders body?

Postby mjr » 30 Aug 2019, 10:00am

ChrisButch wrote:I seem to remember that a clarification of this was being worked on for the next edition of the Highway Code. Any update on this? ... cycling-uk from 2017 seems to be the latest but it's all change at since then.
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Re: Passing distance includes the riders body?

Postby pwa » 30 Aug 2019, 11:52am

Looking at this rationally, the only distance that makes sense is from the outermost part of the whole cyclist/bike/baggage assembly, from the most sticky out bit whether it be a pannier, an elbow or the mirror on the end of the bars. Measuring from the centre takes no account of variations in overall width.

I also believe passing distance should increase as relative speed increases. I want a vehicle passing at 60mph to give me even more room than one passing at 20mph.