Greater Manchester Police were out in force on Monday 20th October to launch a new campaign that focuses on raising awareness of better road user behaviour, including attitudes towards cycling.
Police officers in Manchester city centre were speaking to both motorists and cyclists about the rules around advance stop lines (ASLs) at junctions, reminding motorists that they should not enter ASL boxes when the lights are on red, as this space is reserved for cyclists and risk receiving a £50 fine. They were also providing safety advice to passing cyclists and motorists.
TfGM’s cycling team were also on hand in Piccadilly Gardens to provide bike checks and advice on cycling in Greater Manchester.
The operation will cover a variety of issues related to road user behaviour, and is being supported by TfGM as well as a number of other organisations.
Cllr Kevin Peel said:
"We welcome this expanded operation which deals with the issue of motorists ignoring advance stop lines and doesn't just focus on cyclists. Car drivers need to better recognise the needs of other road users."
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