POLICE Scotland has warned drivers to be careful when overtaking a cyclist - or they could be slapped with points and a fine. 

The force revealed in a tweet today that overtaking a cyclist with less than a car's width is known as a close-pass. They advised that this is a careless driving offence.

The force added that drivers can face three points on their licence and a £100 fine. 

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They warned: "It's not worth it, so make sure you give cycle space."