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L-Bow light highlights the close pass

The L-Bow bicycle rear light sticks out sideways to encourage drivers to overtake safely. Well, that’s the theory. Law-abiding drivers are required to leave at least 1.5m when overtaking, but most cyclists will know this is rarely the case. The ‘L-bow’ rear bike light was born out of witnessing a very dangerous cycling near miss due to a car getting…

Why do drivers close pass cyclists?

Nobody knows for certain why some drivers insist on overtaking cyclists too close. However, it’s not because they’ve failed to spot the person on the bicycle. If this sounds counter-intuitive, take note of Dr Ian Walker, Senior Lecturer in Psychology at Bath University – his research focuses particularly on the safety of vulnerable road users and their interactions with motorists, considering such issues as…

Road death victims are treated as second-class citizens

“Not only are they second class because they have fewer rights than offenders, but just compared to other victims of crime, our government doesn’t define homicide as including criminal road death…so the driver of a speed boat can be prosecuted for homicide manslaughter, but a drunk speeding driver caught trying to evade police, well that’s just causing death by dangerous…

How does Brexit affect driving to Europe?

If you’re driving to continental Europe this winter for a ski trip, you’re forgiven for being confused about how Brexit affects your plans. There is much confusion surrounding the issue – even the Government’s own web page about driving on the continent after Brexit has not been updated for six months and gives no detail on arrangements during the transition…

Bidon bling: Orb illuminated water bottle up for grabs

The Orb is an illuminated water bottle that flashes with 70 lumens of light in a bid to increase your visibility on the roads. The £30 orange bottle boasts eight hours on constant mode and sixteen when flashing thanks to its USB-rechargeable battery. Win an Orb illuminated water bottle To be in with a chance of winning the Orb, please…