As early as April this year, a trial will be conducted whereby motorists will be forced to give cyclists at least one metre clearance when passing. This will mean that motorists must maintain a minimum distance of one metre when passing a cyclist in a 60kph or less zone, and 1.5 metres when travelling above 60kph. Safe passing distances are one of the biggest issues facing cyclists in Queensland, so this is a great step forward into improving safety for cyclists on Australian roads. If you would like to know more, read the full article at


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