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NPCC – Operation Safe Pass Day – Brighton and Hove
April 18th 2023 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Representatives from Brighton and Hove City Council and officers from Sussex Police’s. Roads Policing Unit (RPU) are supporting Sussex Safer Roads Partnership (SSRP) working together to provide a day of education and enforcement.
During the operation, there will be ‘Close Pass’ exercises which aim to raise awareness among vehicle drivers of recently amended Highway Code rules for overtaking cyclists.
The ‘Close Pass’ exercise utilises plain clothes police officers riding bicycles equipped with video cameras. Any vehicles failing to leave an appropriate safety margin as they pass will be stopped. Officers will then offer roadside education to explain the importance of allowing plenty of space when passing cyclists, or in the most serious cases, drivers could be prosecuted for careless driving.