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Re: Legalised safe passing distance opposed by cyling orgs..

Postby Aushiker » Tue Oct 22, 2013 2:39 pm

biker jk wrote:
InTheWoods wrote:I think it might have just happened in SA?

http://www.austlii.edu.au/au/legis/sa/b ... _Print_BK6

Edit: Still trying to figure out if this law really has been voted through or not. It says it is enacted?


It must have been passed by the legislature since it's an act not just a bill. Simply needs assent by the Governor and it comes into effect two months later. Good news.


Where are you getting the idea it is an Act? The title is Road Traffic (Overtaking Bicycles) Amendment Bill 2013 and there is no mention of an Act on the South Australian Legislation website so if you have more information that would be great.

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Re: Legalised safe passing distance opposed by cyling orgs..

Postby InTheWoods » Tue Oct 22, 2013 2:40 pm

Thanks aushiker you beat me to it, I have realised the difference. Jumped the gun when somebody sent it to me :oops:
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Re: Legalised safe passing distance opposed by cyling orgs..

Postby Aushiker » Tue Oct 22, 2013 2:44 pm

InTheWoods wrote:Thanks aushiker you beat me to it, I have realised the difference. Jumped the gun when somebody sent it to me :oops:


Nothing wrong with that ... I got excited too :)

A little more information from Hansard

Legislative Council - Wednesday, 3 July 2013, Page 4350
ROAD TRAFFIC (OVERTAKING BICYCLES) BILL

The Hon. M. PARNELL (16:05): Obtained leave and introduced a bill for an act to amend the Road Traffic Act 1961. Read a first time.

Legislative Council
Wednesday, 3 July 2013, Page 4350
The Hon. M. Parnell, Speech
Bills, Second Reading

The second reading speech by Mark Parnell can be found at http://hansard.parliament.sa.gov.au/pag ... x?i=242160 . It concludes ...

In conclusion, this legislation is not the complete solution to making our roads safer—clearly, it is not. Those of us who were advocating for cycle safety in the eighties and nineties used to talk about the four Es: engineering, education, encouragement and enforcement. I think those principles still hold firm. This measure today is a combination of education and enforcement. All those things are necessary. A good start is to pass this bill. Another good start would be for the government to recommit to a cycling strategy for South Australia that added concrete actions and policies to the rhetoric.

I hope that all sides of politics will join the Greens and support this bill. After all, it is an opportunity for us to show national leadership on the issue of road safety. I also remind members that next year in May the prestigious Velo-city Global conference will be held here in Adelaide. It is the first time this global conference has come to Australia, and the cycling world's spotlight will be on our state and our city. Let's show them that South Australians take cycling and cycle safety seriously. I commend the bill to the house.

Debate adjourned on motion of Hon. K.J. Maher.


I haven't gone any further with my research.

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Postby Aushiker » Tue Oct 22, 2013 3:42 pm

For those intersted the process in the SA Parliament is explained at http://www.legislation.sa.gov.au/Web/In ... ation.aspx . This Bill is at the 2nd reading stage by the looks of it.

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