Dear Motorist (Read this!)


The Institute of Advanced Motorists have to tell anti-social motorists how to behave round cyclists:-

“With motoring costs ever increasing, there has been a tremendous growth in the number of cyclists.

Getting back on to a bike after ten years or so can be a nerve racking experience. The IAM (Institute of Advanced Motorists) offers these handy ‘Dos and Don’ts’ for anyone dusting off their old bike and also for motorists, who must share the road with the growing number of cyclists of all abilities.

Car drivers….

DO overtake with care, not too close and not too fast. Whizzing past cyclists within a foot of their handlebars may feel perfectly safe, but it doesn’t for the cyclist

DO leave cyclists enough ‘wobble room’ when passing them – cyclists may have to move out slightly to negotiate drains, potholes, smashed glass and other debris. They don’t want to be squeezed into the gutter

DO check the door mirror and the blind spot before opening the driver’s door after parking to avoid knocking down a cyclist

DON’T sound the horn when near them

DON’T cut up a cyclist passing on the nearside when turning left, and don’t overtake then turn left across their front wheel

DON’T drive into the ‘advanced stop area’ for cyclists at lights: it is against the Highway Code”

But motorists clearly ignore them!

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