outnabike wrote:We don't have the one metre law in Vic, but I put many complete video submissions with measurements...the lot. I received nil consideration and in fact was told off by a goon squad fool (dressed as a policeman)on my front door.
I decided to include a superimposed pic of the cyclist next to the offending vehicle. Empty lane on the right.
I was told to talk to the hand. And this from officers that reckon they ride motorbikes.
I was nearly hit by a police car in QLD up here. Think 25cm in a 70 zone instead of the mandated 1.5m. Brilliant and compelling video evidence. I was also told to talk to the hand - and we have the 1m law.
I've said it before and I'll say it again. The 1m laws are a total waste unless your state police are onside and are willing to enforce it.
EDIT: Actually they are worse than a waste as they are usually bundled with all sorts of other punitive bike laws which end up being the only ones enforced while the 1m laws are ignored.