Victorian cyclists are finally getting a minimum distance overtaking rule

October 7th, 2020

Source: Cycling Tips by Matt de Neef, October 7, 2020

It’s been a long road for cyclists in Victoria but finally, after more than a decade of campaigning, the state is set to get a minimum distance passing law (MDPL) for drivers overtaking riders.

The Victorian government today announced that the so-called “metre matters” legislation will be introduced in 2021, “improving cyclist safety and ensuring passing distance rules [are] clear and consistent across state lines for all road users.”

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