trailgumby wrote:The local traffic sergeant says he won't be investigating this Minimum Passing Distance infringement I reported because he has no idea whether the measurements I've supplied per the photo below are right or not.
His boss the Acting Inspector thought this was a rather odd response and is getting him to call me back to explain it to me personally. I think it will be an interesting conversation.
Should I offer to buy him a tape measure?
I would ask him, in the absence of any measurements, what he thinks the distance is?
The still image clearly shows that the distance between the centreline of the bicycle and the left wheel of the car is slightly less than the width of a stripe on the crosswalk. Unless he thinks that the crosswalk stripes are more than 1.2m wide it is obvious the car has infringed the minimum 1m passing distance just based on average adult shoulder width of 430mm (395mm female, 465mm male).