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.
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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.