sumgy wrote:I can just see all the extra police being put on to drive around with a metre ruler making sure that cars and bike do not get too close together.
That is like an outstretched arm.
Be aware this is not a rule that improves what happens if you get hit, it is a rule that supposedly enforces that another vehicle must give you an outstretched arm of space when passing. And given the lack of police resources for all of the other traffic violations that occur every day on our rules, I have to think it is a self policing rule (again a case of he said, she said).
I don't think it is so much the 1 metre or 1.5 or whatever that matters, it is the fact that something becomes the law/rule. This would mean that drivers will actually think about leaving some room when overtaking as opposed to just squeezing though. People can and will still break this overtaking rule just like there are many idiots on the road that run red lights.
Be aware this is not a rule that improves what happens if you get hit
If someone wishes to kill someone, they will kill them. When the dead man/women is lying in some grave somewhere, how does our laws regarding murder help improve what happens to the murdered victim?