Tag: Warwickshire Road Safety Partnership

Person riding a bicycle at night, dressed in a high-visibility long-sleeved jacket and rainbow-striped socks. Image by Richard Masoner / Cyclelicious (Creative Commons CC BY-SA 2.0 DEED) - https://flic.kr/p/qHkNvC

Be Safe Be Seen: The sop to road safety

It’s that time of year again when so-called road safety organisations start trotting out their “Be Safe Be Seen” and similar campaigns, telling everyone outside of motor vehicles that they must dress up especially to help drivers see them – a common road safety sop that avoids addressing the source of danger, removes drivers from the equation, and offers minimal benefits.

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Image of a close pass of a cyclist through a pinch-point (handlebar camera view).

Warwickshire Road Safety Partnership dangerously misrepresent the Highway Code

In the last few days, a particular tweet and Facebook post from the Warwickshire Road Safety Partnership (WRSP) has caused a stir due to misrepresenting the updated Highway Code in favour of drivers wanting to pass cyclists. The tweet has since been deleted, although the Facebook post remains up at the time of writing. So, what is the problem?

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