Several police forces look at introducing 'close pass' scheme after success in West Midlands

Hampshire Police are to follow West Midlands Police's 'close pass' scheme which was described as a success in improving the safety of cyclists.


After the success of 'Operation Close Pass' by West Midlands Police, a similar scheme is set to go on trial in five other areas of the UK.

In an effort to make sure that car drivers abide by the rule of giving cyclists a minimum of 1.5m of space when overtaking them, officers in plain clothes and with camera-equipped bikes have been patrolling the streets of West Midlands and alerting patrol cars if they spot a driver coming too close to a cyclist.

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