Police, Camera, Action!

Those of you who have been following our ongoing campaign to develop better relations with the police and to improve their handling of incidents, will know I recently met with West Yorkshire’s Head of Road Policing, Chief Inspector Mark Bownass. You can read about this meeting here, and also the earlier discussion with the Police Crime Commissioner, Mark Burns-Williamson, that led to this meeting.

Call the cops - a meeting with West Yorkshire's Road Policing team.

The most commonly sited reason for not cycling is fear of traffic. Some of this fear can be overcome by familiarity. The first time you hear a bus or lorry grinding up behind you can be intimidating but when it passes sensibly – wide and slow – your realise that with a bit of common sense and mutual respect there is room for us all to share the road.