'Stay wider of the rider' here to stay
Introduced as a trial in 2014, the minimum passing distance rule for motorists to keep a safe distance from bicycle riders is here to stay.
It's simple—motorists must stay wider of the rider by at least:
- 1 metre in a 60km/h or less speed zone
- 1.5 metres where the speed limit is over 60km/h.
Motorists can cross centre lines (including double unbroken centre lines), straddle lane-lines or drive on painted islands to pass bicycle riders, provided it is safe to do so.
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Safety is everyone's responsibility so whether you travel on 2 wheels, 4 wheels or more, we all need to get along and share the road safely.