atlas_shrugged wrote:I see cycling UK are kicking off a campaign where they specify 1.5m of clearance overtaking a bike. This seems very little and appears to conflict with guidance given here where rule 163 asks them to give as much room as overtaking a car and there is a helpful photo to make this clear:
http://ukcyclelaws.blogspot.co.uk/p/ove ... lists.html
I think a better way to tackle this is to use presumed liability as they do in France and other countries. When I cycled in Normandy the French drivers were excellent and appeared to be very careful overtaking bikes.
Apologies if I am kicking off an old storm but 1.5m seems very little safety margin.
If you look at the graphic the distance they are proposing is not 1.5m gap. It's 1.5m between the centreline of the bike and the car so probably closer to a 1.25m gap.
Being discussed on another thread https://forum.cyclinguk.org/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=112889