Lancashire Constabulary together with the Lancashire Road Safety Partnership have launched an initiative new to the county based on similar initiatives delivered across the country.
The 'Safe Pass' campaign is designed to encourage motorists to give more space when overtaking pedal cyclists. Whilst the Highway Code does not give specific distances, we are advocating that motorists give at least a 1.5 metre distance when overtaking pedal cyclists.
The mat and pedal cycle demonstration will be rolled out at events and key locations across Lancashire over the summer to begin with. We are encouraging members of the public to get involved at these events where they can be entered into a draw to win a pedal cycle! The initiative will be supported with signage that will be placed on key cycle routes across the county.
Roads Policing Sergeant Pat Worden said 'we recognise the vulnerability of pedal cyclists on our roads and want to work with the public to encourage motorists to give cyclists extra room and Pass Safely'.