Why do we need to make sure there’s enough room between bicycle riders and motorists?
Because far too many bicycle riders have been hurt on Queensland roads. That’s why the law requires motorists to stay wider of the rider when passing.
When the speed limit is 60km/h and under, you must give bicycle riders at least a metre.
At over 60km/h you must give them at least a metre and a half.
When you’re passing a bicycle rider you’re allowed to cross unbroken centre lines, lane lines and painted traffic islands, but only when it’s safe to do so. So stay wider of the rider and help make the road safer for everyone.
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Authorised by the Queensland Government, Brisbane.