Controversial bike cam shows driver ‘squeezing’ past five-year-old cyclist

Controversial bike cam shows driver 'squeezing' past five-year-old cyclist

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Police have sided with Jeremy Vine in a row over a car “squeezing” past a five-year-old cyclist on the road, which Sajid Javid has blamed on the child’s father. 

The controversial video, which is splitting opinions on road safety, shows a motorist not slowing down or stopping when driving past the young boy cycling to school on a narrow lane.

It has sparked a heated debate about road safety for cyclists, one that the former home secretary Sajid Javid and broadcaster Jeremy Vine have clashed over.

Durham Constabulary’s Road and Armed Policing team took the BBC presenter’s side, saying: “The car has more than adequate space to stop / slow / give way. Squeezing past as they did is inexcusable.”

The force also tweeted: “Cars do not, have not and will not, own the road. Don’t blame kids for the actions of adults.

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