Min overtaking laws to be introduced

We welcome the Government's announcement that minimum overtaking laws will be brought to parliament next year, together with another push on the Distance Makes The Difference media campaign to encourage drivers to give riders adequate space on the roads.

Many cyclists are noticing improved driver behaviour as a result of the advisory overtaking advice, the road signage and education campaigns.

However, road cyclists are looking for more in terms of verges on the edge of roads and upgrading of popular cycle routes.  We look to the State Government to establish a stand-alone bike transport infrastructure fund in the State Budget.  Providing real separation for pedestrians, riders and drivers is the most effective way to improve respect and safety for all road users.

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