Drivers warned as police and council will…

Drivers warned as police and council will be pulling cars over today
2019-11-06 10:00:00
We will use your email address only for sending you newsletters. Please see ourPrivacy Noticefor details of your data protection rightsCould not subscribe, try again laterInvalid EmailA police operation that launched a fortnight ago to clamp down on dangerous drivers will take to the roads once again on Wednesday – covering yet more of the city’s busiest routes. Humberside Police have teamed up with the council to target drivers who pass too close to cyclists, stopping 31 drivers in the first day of the operation alone. You can read more about what happened then here. Now, they are taking to east Hull for the first time targeting yet more motorists. Operation Safe Pass involves cyclists, armed with on-board cameras, filming as they travel along some of the city’s busiest routes – capturing drivers that leave an unsafe distance while overtaking. Motorists that drive too close to cyclists were being targeted (Image: Peter Harbour) Anyone who breaks the safe passing distance rule of 1.5m can expect to be pulled over by the police and given an education seminar to point out their mistakes. The first session, which took place in Calvert Lane, west Hull, saw dozens of drivers being forced to stop. Just minutes into the new initiative, 51-year-old Paul Bunting – who is a keen cyclist himself – was pulled over. He admitted to not thinking about the cyclist who he passed. The footage was streamed onto an iPad to use as evidence to show the driver (Image: Hull Live) He described how he thought he did not do “too much really wrong” but was among the first to undergo a new training session carried out at the roadside. “I thought it was a diesel check because they’ve been doing a few of those la


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