A top Dundee solicitor has called for new laws to protect cyclists.
Caroline Kelly, a partner and accredited specialist in personal injury law at Thorntons solicitors in Dundee, backs potential for new laws to protect cyclists.
It comes as the Department for Transport is reviewing proposals for new road rules to introduce a minimum distance for cars when overtaking cyclists.
It’s been reported that drivers who don’t abide by minimum spacing rules could face a £100 fine and three penalty points, as this offence would be classed as careless driving.
She said: “With the desire to introduce more people to cycling, it is natural that the Department for Transport is looking at ways to make cycling safer and to tempt people onto their bikes.
“The Highway Code gives guidance that drivers should give cyclists as much room when they overtake as they would a car or other vehicle, but that rule is vague.”