The English current affairs programme Inside Out South is set to feature an investigation into close passes of cyclists by motorists. The programme will be shown on BBC1 this Monday at 7.30pm in the South region.
The presenter Jon Cuthill took to the roads of Southampton with a modified Oxford safety reflector arm to highlight the space drivers should allow.
According to a tweet from the BBC Inside Out South account: “Research shows regular riders will experience one closepass or near miss a week.”
The description of the feature entitled “How much room do cyclists need?” is as follows:
“The risk of close encounters of the potentially dangerous kind is rising as more of us take to the roads on our bikes, with some motorists failing to leave cyclists enough room when overtaking. So the ever inventive Jon Cuthill has come up with an eye-catching adaptation to his bike that makes the safe passing distance crystal clear to everyone on the road – with varying reactions.”
How close is too close?
Research shows regular riders will experience one #closepass or near miss a week.
— BBC Inside Out South (@insideoutsouth) October 22, 2017