Vehicles passing cyclists: Should Victoria have distance laws?

Vehicles passing cyclists: Should Victoria have distance laws?

Michael Lombard, Partner in Charge of the traffic accident division of Adviceline Injury Lawyers, was the independent adjudicator of a public policy debate at the Bicycle Network last week on the topic ‘Should Victoria introduce minimum passing distance laws?’

The debate was strongly contested and the speakers well prepared and presented.  Taking into account the rules and requirements of good debating, the affirmative side was successful.

Michael was grateful for the information that was supplied and debated by both teams and helped him personally come to the view that a 1 metre passing distance for vehicles travelling under 60kmh should be introduced into Victoria.

If you or someone you know has sustained an injury as a result of a bicycle accident we invite you to speak to one of our expert injury lawyers on (03) 9321 9988 to get information about what entitlements you can access.

A video recording of the debate can be viewed here (note: debate commences 40 minutes into the recording).

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