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

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