Driver fined for a close pass

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Driver fined for a close pass

Postby Shred11 » Sat Oct 28, 2017 8:35 am

Nice to see the new safe overtaking distance laws being enforced.

A reminder to give cyclists a safe 1.5metres distance when overtaking them on roads where the limit is above 60kph. A driver was issued an infringement notice in Burnie today for failing to maintain the safe distance, and will now have to pay a penalty of $159. The incident on Three Mile Line, where the speed limit is 100kph, was captured on the cyclist’s on-board camera.
The new laws came into effect last month.

Some predictably ignorant posts on the FaceBook post, open at your own risk.

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Re: Driver fined for a close pass

Postby LG » Sun Oct 29, 2017 12:30 pm

It's interesting, I've been away for most of this year and returned home after the minimum passing laws came into effect. I regularly ride on the Arthur Hwy in a 100km/hr zone and have noted a significant increase in space the vast majority of drivers are allowing. I can only assume there was an education campaign at the time of enacting the laws in addition to the 'distance makes the difference' ads which were on late last year.

Chapeau to the rider and police with regards to this incident as well.
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Re: Driver fined for a close pass

Postby DavidS » Sun Oct 29, 2017 4:58 pm

Wow, enforced safe passing distance law :shock:

What next, penalties when you run over a cyclist?

The mind boggles.


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