briztoon wrote:I would rather see a focus on driver (and rider) education rather than a fight to implement a safe passing distance.
Agree on education - this is ultimately more important than enforcement.
I believe this could be best achieved by introducing a minimum passing distance regulation, which would then become an element of driver education and training, and of driver licence testing.
Personally I have no issue with similar training for cyclists - it seems ludicrous that anyone would be allowed to use the road with no knowledge of the traffic regulations, and yes schools are probably the place to deliver it.
Also I think anyone who uses ignorance of the regulations as a defence should be required to pass the licence test again.