WA council proposes road ban for cyclists

The Dardanup Shire Council is considering a ban for cyclists on a section of road too narrow to allow for the 1-metre rule.

WA council proposes road ban for cyclists
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The proposed ban aims to stop cyclists from using a narrow section of Harris Road used by heavy vehicles.

The 1-metre rule is part of a two-year trial in WA, requiring vehicles to allow cyclists one metre of space in a 60km/h zone and 1.5 metres at speeds higher than 60km/h.

A public Council notice specifies the proposed ban is from Boyanup Picton Road to Martin Pelusey Road, until widening works are completed.

A spate of videos surfaced recently showing a number of cyclists closely passed by trucks in WA, sparking an online debate.

"It’s well and good in a car to leave 1.5m, because a car coming the other way has room to give you. If you’re in a truck, if there is a car or truck coming the other way, there’s no space," Truck safety advocate Rod Hannifey said, when the videos with Owner//Driver.

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