South Australia proposes one-metre overtaking legislation

Proposed legislation to force drivers to leave a metre gap when overtaking cyclists is supported by Richie Porte and Anna Meares

Adelaide, South Australia

Cyclists in South Australia have been given a boost by a proposed new legislation which will see drivers forced to leave a one-metre gap when overtaking.

The new legislation, which could also see an end to fines for cycling on the pavement, comes in response to a report by the state's 'citizens' jury', which was set up after concerns were raised about interactions between cyclists and motorists.

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Stuart Clarke is a News Associates trained journalist who has worked for the likes of the British Olympic Associate, British Rowing and the England and Wales Cricket Board, and of course Cycling Weekly. His work at Cycling Weekly has focused upon professional racing, following the World Tour races and its characters.