West Midlands Police targetting of 'close pass' drivers a success in improving cyclists' safety

West Midlands Police Traffic Unit's groundbreaking targetting of drivers who pass cyclists too close has already changed the way drivers behave

Police officers involved in targetting drivers who do not give cyclists adequate room when passing them have said their operation has been a success.

West Midlands Police Traffic Unit created 'Operation Close Pass' last year in reaction to the number of drivers overtaking cyclists very closely – an operation that is the first if its kind in the UK

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