£60 for passing a cyclist dangerously

As part of a 10-year road safety plan, the government has introduced stiffer sentences for some previously ignored rules:

Offences that are currently regarded by the police as relatively minor, such as passing too close to a cyclist when overtaking, could result in a £60 fine and three penalty points

news via ETA insurance (with whom I insure my bicycle)

This is great news. Especially if it spurs drivers to read the part of the Highway Code where it defines safe passing distance (complete with illustrative photo).

One concern I have: £60 is far too little to hurt most wallets. (Even the spot fine for dropping litter round here is £70.)


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