Surrey’s roads policing unit has been running a close pass operation recently, but it’s arguably been making just as much of an impact when discussing its efforts with people on social media.
Officers from the force’s roads policing unit were out educating motorists about close passes yesterday.
E Rota have been out & about enforcing drivers passing cyclists too close.
— RPU - Surrey Police (@SurreyRoadCops) October 26, 2017
In one hour, officers stopped six drivers: four for close passes, one for not wearing a seatbelt and one for driving while using a mobile phone.
Not everyone was happy with their efforts, but the Surrey’s roads policing unit is earning a reputation for giving as good as it gets on Twitter.
Please feel free to return your licence to the DVLA with a brief cover note saying ‘Too childish to drive, thanks for the opportunity.’
— RPU - Surrey Police (@SurreyRoadCops) October 27, 2017
A couple of weeks ago the account provided a much-retweeted comeback to one Twitter user who refused to believe that cyclists are allowed to cycle more than two abreast.
Find us a piece of law that says cyclists can’t ride two or more abreast, and you can have a years supply of doughnuts from me.
— RPU - Surrey Police (@SurreyRoadCops) October 11, 2017
The account’s also debunked popular misconceptions about tax and insurance, as documented at the bottom of one of our recent Near Misses of the Day.