WATCH: €120 fine and 3 points for motorist who didn’t care about overtaking cyclist dangerously

A €120 fine and 3 penalty points for ‘dangerously overtaking a cyclist’ is on the way to a motorist who said he didn’t care about being filmed after he made the manoeuvre.

Twitter user righttobikeit — who recorded the footage of the dangerous overtake and reported it to the Gardai — said that it happen on the Ballea Road in Carrigaline on January 18, 2020.

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The driver shouted abuse at the cyclist when overtaking him, and the driver had previously done the same at a more rural location on a different day.

The incident the motorist was finned for happened months after the new law for dangerously overtaking cyclists, which comes with a higher fine of €120 as well as three penalty points, was introduced by transport minister Shane Ross.

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