Road.cc recently blogged on the arrival of the US originated campaign, â€œ3 Feet Pleaseâ€ in the United Kingdom and I was curious about whether such a campaign would work here.Â Would we need a metric jersey for example or would we understand what three feet means?
Joe Mizereck who is behind the â€œ3 Feet Pleaseâ€ campaign states that
Itâ€™s my hope that this â€œ3 Feet Pleaseâ€ jersey will remind drivers across the world to share the roads that belong to all of us and to give us at least 3 feet clearance as they pass.Â This will make our riding safer and far more enjoyable.Â But most importantly, it will reduce the numbers of cyclists who are injured or worse killed.
The jersey can be brought from 3feetplease.com for ~US$60.00 plus postage and it can be purchased without the â€œIts The Lawâ€ slogan on the front if you so wish as its not a specific legal requirement in Western Australia to maintain a specified distance.Â However, road safety material does suggest a minimum gap of 1 metre and there are laws against negligent driving.
So would you wear one of these jerseys? Do you think it is a worthwhile campaign? Other thoughts on it? Please do leave a comment below.
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