Cyclists increasingly face being passed too close by motorists, even though the Highway Code was recently changed to be explicit that drivers should give 1.5 m when overtaking people on bikes. The police have set up an online portal for cyclists to report drivers who do not drive safely around those riding their bikes. Many cyclists now carry cameras when they ride and report errant drivers, and the police follow through with action up to prosecution for careless driving.
This session with Tim Wall includes a demonstration of how to edit a video recording and how to write a report for submission to the police portal. We will also cover how to automate the process of form filling so it take less time, and how to write a convincing narrative to be actioned by the police. This would provide anyone new to the process the knowledge to submit a report and would offer people with experience additional skills or insights.
The demonstration will be followed by a discussion from experienced close-pass reporters on the practicalities of cameras and fitting them to collect evidence.
You are most welcome to join us online. To receive a link to the meeting, please ask for one.