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The Law says…

Motorists and passengers are required by section 42 of the Road Traffic Act 1988 to ensure that they do not hit anyone when they open a car door. Especially with their car door. Whilst the legal responsibility is clear, an injured cyclist will take little comfort from it:  Bristol Cycling Campaign say that there were 128 such incidents in the city last year – 20% of all cyclists’ injuries- but only 9 prosecutions.

Avon & Somerset Police have contacted Berkeley Squares to encourage cyclists to use their website to report near misses.