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Minimum Passing Distance Laws – Getting Police to Act on Video Evidence Part 3

You’ve had the daylights scared out of by a steering wheel attendant close passing you, treating you as a pest, somehow less than human. You, however, were smart and invested in some  bike  mounted camera hardware to these passing incidents. From the previous posts on this blog, you have worked out you have solid photographic evidence of the car’s and bike’s position on the road, thanks to paint and other markings you both passed over. You’ve marked up some screen
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Minimum Passing Distance Laws – Getting Police to Act on Video Evidence Part 2

So you’ve read part 1, and worked out you’ve got some evidence you can take to the police that makes the beyond-reasonable-doubt grade for a close passing infringement. You can now take it to them, show it on your laptop, they’ll do the rest and it’s all right, right? Wrong. It’s not that simple. Balancing competing priorities While it would work that way in an ideal world, police time is finite and we’re competing with violent crime, drug dealers, fatal
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Minimum Passing Distance Laws – Getting Police to Act on Video Evidence Part 1

We’ve all felt the fear. The roar of a revving engine, followed by sudden buffeting from the air being pushed out of the way. The involuntary stab of fear wondering whether you and your mates are going to survive the next few seconds. Trying to get police to act on private video capture of these incidents has been an almost entirely frustrating and unsuccessful experience. But there is hope. It is possible. A small handful of persistent riders have succeeded in
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