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Australian motorist fined $400 in breach of one metre rule

by CyclingTips

In what is thought to be the first such case in Western Australia, a driver has been fined $400 and given four penalty points after breaking the new one metre passing rule. According to Perth Now, the cyclist involved in the case said that the Toyota Land Cruiser entered into the bike land as it overtook him in a 70 km/h zone.

“His vehicle was in the bike lane — completely unnecessary because he had two lanes of empty traffic which he could have used,” the unnamed rider said. He stated that the driver pulled over about 20 metres ahead of him, engaged in an angry exchange and then confronted him again further down the road.

“I rode ahead and was about to cross back to the bike lane, but he came up the inside and then cut me across two lanes towards the centre. Just as well there was no other traffic, as I would have been roadkill when he tried to run me into the middle.”

Police travelling in the opposite direction saw what happened and booked the driver, who claimed that he was ‘abused for nothing.’

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