Drivers and cyclists warned in Operation Close Pass

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Road policing officers have spoken to a number of drivers and cyclists during the latest Operation Close Pass in Lochaber.

The operation involves drivers who do not give enough room when passing an unmarked police cyclist being pulled over for a demonstration on how to overtake safely using a specially designed mat.

Officers carried out a Close Pass operation on the A830 at Corpach last week, which was also attended by representatives from the BSW mill and Ferguson Transport and Shipping.

A total of 10 drivers were stopped, while a number of cyclists also were spoken to and offered advice in relation to wearing appropriate reflective clothing, the wearing of helmets and riding in groups.

Road Policing Constable Paul Whitehead said Operation Close Pass is about promoting safety for all road users, including motorists and cyclists.