Are you on top of new cycle laws?
LAST Monday, the State Government introduced new cycling overtaking laws which could lead to motorists being fined if found to be travelling too close to their two-wheeled counterparts.
Motorists now have to give a one-metre clearance when passing in a 60kmh or less speed zone or at least 1.5m in faster zones.
Offenders face a $330 fine.
To improve road safety, cyclists who break the road rules will pay fines equal to motorists.
Motorists will be allowed to cross centre lines, including double unbroken centre lines, straddle lane-lines or drive on painted islands to pass cyclists provided the driver has a clear view of any approaching traffic and it is safe to do so.
Transport Minister Scott Emerson says the practicality of new cycling road rules will be assessed during a two-year trial and help make drivers more aware of cyclists.
Do you think these new laws are dangerous or not a worry for our small country towns?