Ireland scraps plans for new law to tackle close passing

The new law would have made it an offence to pass within a set distance of a cyclist

A close pass law was due to be introduced in Ireland

(Image credit: Police Scotland)

A new law that would have set a minimum distance for drivers passing cyclists has been scrapped by the Irish government.

The legislation would have made it illegal to pass a rider within 1m on slower roads and 1.5m on stretches with a 50km/h limit or higher.

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