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West Bridgford
Thursday, 6 May 2021

Plain-clothes police to look for bad drivers and cyclists in Notts

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Nottinghamshire Police officers lead by the Roads Policing team will this summer take to the streets across the county to educate drivers and cyclists on personal safety and being responsible on the roads.

Plain-clothes officers will record examples and incidents of poor driving or cycling behaviour and engage with those involved to educate about the importance of courteous road usage.

Operation Yeomanlike previously took place across the West Bridgford area on in October 2017 and saw officers take part in plain-clothed cycle patrols to identify motorists who were driving ‘too close for comfort’.

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Those identified by the officers were then directed into a check point area, where they were provided with a roadside education session to highlight the ‘safe distance’ of overtaking cyclists on the road.

Cyclists are asked to keep 0.75 metres width from the curb whilst motorists should allow at least 1.5 metres between their car and the cyclist to safely pass.

The Roads Policing team are also looking to link-in with local cycling clubs to discuss ongoing issues and work more closely. Interest can be expressed by sending us a direct message, or contacting the team directly on Twitter @NottsRoadsPol.