Cycling in Sydney Australia
The introduction of Minimum Safe Passing Distance Laws in March 2016 was supposed to improve cyclists safety.
My feeling is that it has led to drivers giving us more room overall, but there is still a sociopathic and dangerous section of the driver population that needs a stronger response than just education.
However, simply rocking up with a close pass video to the cop shop will almost always see you get the brush-off. The reason is the "beyond reasonable doubt" test that applies to criminal matters, and the fact police always have more to do than they can fit in their available time.
How do you get around that? You don't. You work with it, and you work the system. Here is how.
Yes, it is a lot of work, but how much is the life of your fellow cyclist worth? Follow these steps *exactly* and your chance of getting a result and modifying the behaviour of these sociopaths rises dramatically. My success rate so far is three from four.
Part 1: Determining if you have enough evidence to get a prosecution up
Part 2: Making the evidence visual and easy to understand
Part 3: Packaging it up and pushing it through the process
Includes sample submissions
I hope this helps. Feel free to post questions here or on the blog.
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