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New cyclist passing laws come into effect | The Courier

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Drivers must give at least a metre clearance to cyclists across Victoria from April 26, bringing the state in line with the rest of the country. The state government brought mandatory minimum passing distances into law this year, with the new rules coming into effect next week. According to a state government media release, the updated rule makes it mandatory for motorists to give riders at least one metre clearance when overtaking on roads up to 60km/h, and 1.5 metres on roads with speed limits above 60km/h. READ MORE: Under the updated rule, drivers and motorcyclists can briefly cross painted lines to give cyclists the space they need – including solid lines, double lines, painted tram lane lines and painted…



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