A renewed called this week went out for a legal minimum passing distance for motorists overtaking bicycles after collisions with motorists in Kerry and Mayo resulted in the death a woman in her 60s and a man in his 50s.
Campaigners at Stayin’ Alive at 1.5 want a distance of 1.5 metres on rural roads, and 1 metre on urban roads when motorists are passing from the rear.
Ciaran Cannon, a Galway East TD for Fine Gael, told RTE news that the proposed that minimum overtaking distances have proven to work elsewhere and should be introduced in Ireland. He has tabled a private members bill looking to introduce the distances in law.
Here’s the report from RTE:
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