BREAKING NEWS: Recommendation to amend Australian road rules to include ‘a metre matters’

by / Wednesday, 04 May 2016 / Published in News item
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The Federal Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport References Committee interim report into aspects of road safety in Australia is recommending that the Australian road rules be amended to include ‪ ‘‎a metre matters‘‬ laws.

Recommendation 2 – 1.66 – The committee recommends that the National Transport Commission amend the model Australian Road Rules to mandate a safe passing distance for drivers overtaking cyclists of one metre where the speed limit is 60 kilometres per hour or lower and 1.5 metres where the speed limit is higher.

This news is the culmination of ten years work by all those who want to make Australia a safer place for bike riders.

More to come…

To read the full interim report, click here.

To find out more about a metre matters, click here.

 

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