Drivers fume after being fined by the police for driving too close.

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A driver who is impatient was cited for reckless driving and handed a heavy fine. “too close”To a group of Sheffield cyclists.

Video footage of the incident shows how he crossed the white dividing roads in his Peugeot as cyclists were approaching a parked car.

Sheffield North West Neighbourhood Policing Team: “The driver of this vehicle decided to pass a group of cyclists at excessive speed and far too closely.

“Fined £417 in total, licence endorsed with five points. This is not acceptable driving behavior.



The driver appears to move over the white line, driving very close to the cyclist
The driver seems to be moving very close to the cyclist, crossing the white line.

“The driver was also issued a S59 warning as soon as we were notified of the offence.

“His vehicle will be seized if he drives in an antisocial or careless manner within the last year.”

It is not clear why the driver crossed the line into the other lane, however.

The spokesman continued: “This is not acceptable driving behavior.

“The driver didn’t just endanger one cyclist, he was also too close to those following.

“He would have seen a group of bikes in a line, and chose to accelerate to a speed increasing the danger to all of them and swerve over the white lines towards them.

“If he had simply driven to the conditions at a less dangerous speed and stayed on his own side of the road he wouldn’t have been prosecuted.



Some claim that the driver did nothing wrong with the move
Some say that the driver was not negligent in the move.

“If people do choose to endanger vulnerable road users by poor driving, they need to remember that any pedestrian, horse rider, cyclist or vehicle may be recording.

“We will be happy to make sure that there are consequences to endangering others.”

However, road users are divided by the incident. Many feel that the driver was innocent.

Alliance of British Drivers, a campaign group, retweeted this footage with the caption: “If you weren’t already convinced that the police are out to get you…”

Ian Carey, the cyclist, replied: “An appropriate conviction. If the driver had slowed down and let the cyclists pass there would have been no issue.

“It would have taken the driver a few seconds to get there.”

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