How is the one metre rule working for you?
Western Australian drivers and cyclists now have another opportunity to share their thoughts on the State Government’s Minimum Passing Distance Regulation for cyclists.
To improve road safety for cyclists and encourage courtesy on the roads among cyclists and drivers, the Minimum Passing Distance Regulation was introduced in Western Australia in November 2017.
The law requires drivers to give cyclists a safe passing distance of:
- 1 metre on roads up to 60km/h; and
- 1.5 metres on roads more than 60km/h.
The Road Safety Commission has engaged Cardno to conduct a two-year evaluation of the Minimum Passing Distance Regulation, which includes community input to identify trends in the level of awareness and compliance of the law.
Drivers and cyclists are encouraged to complete the two-minute survey
, even if they have responded in the past, and have their say on improving road safety for cyclists and promote safe interactions on the roads between cyclists and drivers.