Cyclists left angry after the Department of Transport pull the plug on new overtaking rules – TheLiberal.ie – Our News, Your Views
January 16, 2019

Cyclists left angry after the Department of Transport pull the plug on new overtaking rules

Cyclists have been left disappointed after the Department of Transport confirmed that it will not be introducing new laws that would have seen a minimum distance for overtaking.

It is understood the new laws which were backed by the Minister for Transport Shane Ross, were rejected following a ruling by the Attorney General.

It is believed that under the proposed new laws motorists would not be allowed to overtake a cyclist who was closer than 1.5 metres on roads where the speed limit is above 50km/h.

Whilst they would have been forbidden from overtaking a cyclist 1m or closer on roads with a 50km/h.

The Department of Transport say the new proposals are not being implemented due to difficulties of enforcing the new rules.

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