‘Sorry Mate I Didn’t See You’ is often the excuse drivers use after a collision with a cyclist, and such incidents are sometimes not taken seriously by the police and legal system. To try and put an end to this culture, CTC has launched a new campaign called Stop SMIDSY – because sometimes sorry just isn’t enough. We are calling on all cyclists to add their voices to the new campaign by encouraging them to report crashes and near misses on the Stop SMIDSY website, in order to build up a picture of how cyclists are treated by other road users, with the ultimate aim of transforming attitudes to bad driving. The website also enables you to report dangerous and threatening behaviour, as well as find information on the law, get practical tips on dealing with bad driving and seek legal support via CTC’s Accident Line.
- October 2009 SCC newsletter published
- Get out of my lane