The short video clip below was very recently produced and released by the Road Safety Authority – Ireland.
Their statement of the purpose for releasing this video is…
Cyclists are entitled to road space as much as cars, vans, goods vehicles or indeed any other vehicle on the road. This commercial aims to educate drivers on sharing the roads safely with cyclists, and motorists’ responsibility to cyclists as vulnerable road users.
Ultimately, we are asking motorists to be respectful of cyclists and mindful of how they use the road. We all share the road, and if we’re considerate of each other, we’ll see fewer needless accidents and deaths.
As cyclists (and many cyclists are also motorists) perhaps we should all strive to promote awareness of this ongoing issue, remembering though that as cyclists we should remember to also adopt and promote good riding practices and courtesy towards other road users whilst at the same time aiding our own safety on the roads.