New minimum gap rule helping cyclists on NSW roads
NSW motorists will have to leave minimum gaps when passing cyclists or
face fines and loss of demerit points following a successful two-year trial.
This month the Minimum Passing Distance rule was retained as a permanent
NSW road rule after an evaluation of the trial.
The rule requires drivers passing a cyclist travelling in the same
direction to leave a minimum gap one metre between the car and bike when
the speed limit is 60km/h or less.
That distance bumps up to 1.5 metres when it is higher than 60km/h.
An independent review of the two-year trial estimated a 15 per cent
reduction in bicycle-to-vehicle crashes, Minister for Roads Melinda
Pavey said on Wednesday.
Drivers who break the law face a penalty of $330 and two demerit points.
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