Saving Lives Together

Must be a metre

Campaign overview

As of 30 November, cycling passing distance legislation will come into effect stating:

When the speed limit is 60km/h or under, motorists must leave a gap of at least 1m between their vehicle and bicycle riders when passing. When the speed limit is over 60km/h, the gap must be at least 1.5m.

Bicycle riders are some of our most vulnerable road users.  They have less protection than motorists and are more likely to be injured if there is a crash.  That is why the minimum passing rule has been established and why it’s here to stay. 

Key messages

  • Awareness of the 1m passing rule
  • Understand its road safety intent
  • Know the date it comes into effect



Acknowledgement of Country

The Government of Western Australia acknowledges the traditional custodians throughout Western Australia and their continuing connection to the land, waters and community.
We pay our respects to all members of the Aboriginal communities and their cultures; and to Elders both past and present.

The Road Safety Commission is a portfolio within WA Police Force. It reports to the Minister for Road Safety, Hon. Michelle Roberts MLA.