Helmetcam footage, Operation SNAP and Social Media…

While we wait patiently for things to get better for us cyclists here in Cardiff, many of us have taken to riding with cameras to document near misses and poor driving. Operation SNAP is GoSafe Cymru’s new scheme for reporting offences and submitting video footage. However, when it comes to the pursuit of justice there are rules that need to be followed. Evidence… Nobody enjoys near-death experiences on their way to work and you would be right to feel angry about having a run-in with a motorist displaying a cavalier attitude towards your very existence. This is where footage can … Continue reading Helmetcam footage, Operation SNAP and Social Media…

Something to read: Driving…an extinction event –by West Midlands Police

West Midlands Police, the pioneering force behind #opclosepass are excelling themselves right now. Not only are they making waves across the UK with their close pass initiative, they are also producing some fantastic posts on their blog. Their latest one really is a thing of beauty. It’ll be uncomfortable reading for any petrolheads among you, but heartwarming for anyone who cycles, walks or just despairs at the quality of driving you see on today’s roads. Yet we have shown as a collective, us drivers and riders of mechanically propelled vehicles, that we are incapable of carrying the burden and shrug … Continue reading Something to read: Driving…an extinction event –by West Midlands Police

Close Passes & Near Misses…

You would think that as vulnerable road users, those less vulnerable would go out of their way to make sure we are safe. However, it doesn’t always work that way. Sometimes mistakes are made; sometimes people fail to understand the practicalities of a bicycle…and some people are just idiots. It probably isn’t personal Whilst it may feel like it at the time, most drivers are not actively trying to kill you. Only a psychopath would go out of their way to do that. No, it is more likely to be a case of distracted driving; of carelessness; or of a … Continue reading Close Passes & Near Misses…