Coffee wrote:rbrian wrote:1.5m is not that much, only half a lane. When I was learning to drive I'm sure I read in the Highway Code you should leave as much space passing a bike as you would passing a car, which I took to mean give them the entire lane. In fact, it still does, look here. So another sign that seems like a good idea, but, like cycle lanes, in fact has the effect of eroding our rights on the road, and making things less safe.
I'd go for 1.5m rather than the 30cm odd that 50% of drivers give me.
you get 30cm!! jammy so and so, I get plenty within a rulers length of my bars pretty much every time I'm out, I'd happily settle for a metre so long as they are driving in a straight line, it's when they cut in before they are really past you that gets me hot under the collar.