Passing judgement: How 'Operation Close Pass' is bringing bad drivers to book

With traditional methods of reducing cycle casualties failing on the roads of Birmingham, three smart-thinking West Midlands police officers may have come up with the answer: Operation Close Pass

(Image credit: Daniel Gould)

It’s cold and a northerly wind whips the cyclist’s breath away before it can linger in the low morning sunlight.

The two-lane road is seething with traffic. Some switch lanes to overtake, other less considerate drivers squeeze past too close for comfort, putting the rider at risk.

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