for Cycling UK released today shows that 52% of British adults
don't know the Highway Code rules for overtaking cyclists.
Eight percent of respondents wrongly thought that the width of a
bike's handlebars was enough space to give when passing someone on a
Speaking at the Cycle City Active City conference in Manchester,
Jesse Norman, the Minister in the DfT with responsibility for
cycling, made a related
and coordinated announcement.
Mr Norman said that driving instructors will be offered
training to ensure cyclists' safety is at the forefront of their
minds when they are teaching. There is funding of £500,000 for that
initiative, and it will be delivered by Bikeability.
There's also to be training materials and support for police forces
to raise awareness about close passes, and crack down on them