A drive / road safety educational campaign

Similar to the TT road safety campaign and the Christmas drink driving campaign, a educational programme should be implemented and rerun frequently explaining how to share the space with care.  Aimed at both cyclists and drivers.  It should encourage drives to slow down and pass with care and space.

It should remind drivers to indicate when overtaking, not to overtake on corners and to wait for oncoming traffic to have driven by.  

Cyclists should also be reminded to share the space with care, to be bright and seen, to be courteous e.g. wait your turn the traffic rather than ride up the inside of a queue.

It should be hard hitting too - afterall we have had two cyclist die in the last few years.

Why the contribution is important

Education is the key, I think drivers dont realise how close they get to cyclists.

by Leah123 on April 23, 2018 at 08:03PM

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  • Posted by JulieSB April 25, 2018 at 07:10

    It should include horse riders too.
  • Posted by TarrooUshtey April 25, 2018 at 13:19

    Leah123, you're absolutely right that some users need education.

    Perhaps we should start with Leah123, who seems to believe that cyclists should have to "wait their turn" behind queues of motor vehicles. Once Leah123 had been educated to the level of a competent road user, they would know that it is perfectly appropriate for cyclists (and motorcyclists) to filter through traffic. This is confirmed in the IoM Highway Code, the UK Highway Code and the Stationery Office manual 'Cyclecraft'.
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