Several Australian states have introduced mandatory safe passing distances for cars overtaking cyclists in recent months, but visualising a 1.5m gap isn’t as easy as it sounds.
In Tasmania, drivers are expected to leave a minimum gap of 1m on a road of less than 60kph, while on faster roads 1.5m is the minimum gap expected.
To help people visualise what this looks like the Tasmanian Government has created this funny video, showing everyday situations when people get a lot closer to each other than the situation dictates.
We’ve all had someone invading our personal space while they slumber on public transport, while standing too close to someone at a cash machine is an all-too-common faux pas.
South Australia, home state of the Tour Down Under, proposed a minimum one-metre overtaking law in January, while drivers in Queensland are being given tickets by the police if they’re seen to be overtaking too closely.