The British Transport Police have had to respond to a video which depicts one of their vehicles incorrectly passing a cyclist

The British Transport Police have had to respond to a video posted online which depicts one of their vehicles incorrectly overtaking a cyclist at an interchange in Leeds.

The video, which surfaced on Monday morning via Youtube, was posted by user ‘arronls’ who entitled the video, ‘British Transport Police show us how it’s done.’ The user described it by saying “Nice to see them setting an example and demonstrating the safest way to approach vulnerable road users.”

The video shows the BTP car stopped behind the cyclist before overtaking on the left hand side as they both travel towards the A58.

Cycling Weekly  contacted the BTP for comment on the video to which a British Transport Police spokesman said:

“We are aware of a video online, showing one of our vehicles and a cyclist at traffic lights, said to be in Leeds.

“We are carrying out enquiries into the contents of the video.”

  • Gordon O’Donnell

    As it is a one way road it is permissible to ‘overtake’ on either side (rule 143). No where in the Highway Code does it say anything about ‘taking the lane’

  • Kevin ‘Herbie’ Blackburn

    Rubbish – the cyclist was in the lane for taking the right fork – the car had no room to overtake safely on either the legal or the illegal side! The cyclist was doing what the Highway Code suggests and ‘taking the lane’!

  • Mark Vallis

    Cyclist did not help situation by adopting offside position in the ASL!

  • Khalid

    Thats a response???? “We are carrying out enquires”…. Come on plod, think faster.