RESPONSE FROM BBC
"Thanks for contacting us regarding BBC One's 'The War on Britain's Roads'.
I understand that you felt the programme showed bias against cyclists.
Please be assured that BBC staff are well aware of our commitment to impartial journalism, but I appreciate that on this occasion you felt this balance was not adequately struck.
Furthermore, please note that the programme's Executive Producer, Samantha Anstiss, has written the following blog reflecting on the production of the programme and sequences of footage used within it:
As we are guided by audience feedback, I’ve registered your comments regarding this issue to our audience log. This is a daily report of audience feedback made available throughout the BBC, including to programme producers, as well as members of senior management.
The audience logs help to shape future decisions regarding BBC programming and output.
Thanks again for taking the time to contact us.
CAMPAIGN FOR A MORE BENEFICIAL PROGRAMME TO BE AIRED ON ROAD SAFETY AND ROAD USER AWARENESS;
I don't think the blog created by the BBC really excuses how the BBC failed to highlight that the so called "Alley Cat" footage was indeed footage of a 'one off' illegal race nor did they highlight this point within the programme, along with other missed opportunities to raise awareness such as - "If a cyclist can reach out and touch a car - then the car is actually too close";
If you would like to offer feedback regarding "The War on Britain's Roads" and campaign for a better programme to be produced highlighting how our roads can become safer, raising awareness of all roads users rights and dispelling myths about road tax etc then please follow this link;