Police and council armed with cameras will…

Police and council armed with cameras will be pulling drivers over today – here’s why
2019-10-16 09:23:00
We will use your email address only for the purpose of sending you newsletters. Please see ourPrivacy Noticefor details of your data protection rightsCould not subscribe, try again laterInvalid EmailA new police operation has been launched to clamp down on dangerous drivers in Hull. Hull City Council has teamed up with Humberside Police to target drivers who overtake too close to cyclists, making the roads a greater hazard for those travelling on two wheels. The initiative will see specially-trained riders, wearing helmet cameras, on roads around the city filming anyone who breaks the rules. A similar operation which ran in the West Midlands showed a “noticeable drop in cycle casualties” and it is hoped it will have the same impact in Hull. Any driver found to be in breach of the Highway Code will be pulled over by the police and be given a training session on how to overtake safely. It states drivers must leave a gap of at least 1.5m between them and a cyclist they are overtaking, who in turn, must be 0.75m from the curb. Councillor Anita Harrison, portfolio holder for Street Scene, at the council says the new initiative will hopefully make all t

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