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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