MOTORISTS are now required to follow a new road rule when passing cyclists

Drivers are now required to give bicycle riders at least one metre of space when passing and could face a hefty $330 fine and 2 demerit points if they break it. Watch this animation to understand how the rules affect you, and how you can help to ensure that we all Go Together safely on our roads.

NSW motorists now have to leave minimum gaps when passing cyclists or face fines and loss of demerit points following a successful two-year trial. This month the Minimum Passing Distance rule was retained as a permanent NSW road rule after an evaluation of the trial. The rule requires drivers passing a cyclist travelling in the same direction to leave a minimum gap one metre between the car and bike when the speed limit is 60km/h or less. That distance bumps up to 1.5 metres when it is higher than 60km/h. .

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