Off-duty police officers to carry cameras while cycling to catch 'close pass' drivers

Footage will be used by Avon and Somerset Police to educate and possibly prosecute drivers


Off-duty officers from Avon and Somerset Police will carry cameras while out cycling, with footage being used to prosecute drivers as part of a "close pass" initiative.

Kevin Rowlands, the head of road safety at the force, said that a number of officers had volunteered to carry cameras while cycling in their own time, with the footage being used to educate and possible prosecute drivers who dangerously pass the off-duty officers.

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Henry Robertshaw began his time at Cycling Weekly working with the tech team, writing reviews, buying guides and appearing in videos advising on how to dress for the seasons. He later moved over to the news team, where his work focused on the professional peloton as well as legislation and provision for cycling. He's since moved his career in a new direction, with a role at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.