Drivers are at fault in 87% of incidents with cyclists – and mostly don’t even realise they have behaved in a reckless or unsafe manner
The study from (MUARC) and The Amy Gillett Foundation showed that cyclists behave safely when sharing the road with other road users, and often behave in a risk averse way in an effort to prevent certain collisions.
Analysis of the video footage shows that prior to the 54 incidents recorded, more than 88% of cyclists travelled in a safe and legal way. It seems that the majority of incidents between cyclists and drivers were the fault of the driver.
There is a strong argument to introduce a road rule that prescribes a safe passing distance.