Yup, that looks really effective.
In many (if not most) countries, cyclists risk life and limb whenever they go out for a ride. With few dedicated bike lanes, they often have to compete for road space with bigger vehicles – government buses included.
So in Brazil, authorities have devised an ingenious way to make their bus drivers respect the mandatory 1.5 metre gap for cyclists.
In the following video, bus drivers are made to ride stationary bikes on the side of a busy road. They then experience the feeling of having a metal behemoth move past them less than a metre away.
At times, the buses drive so close to the cyclists that you’d think they might hit the arms of those waving at the camera.
Suffice to say, it’s a great lesson in empathy and safety – and one that Brazilian bus drivers will definitely take to heart.