Close Pass 70kph zone = 1.5mt MPD

57 views | May 28, 2022

Incident type: Close pass/Bad driving
Location of incident: Tarneit Road, Werribee Victoria 3030, Australia

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Rule 144 of the Australian Road Rules states that drivers must maintain a minimum distance of one metre when passing cyclists at a maximum speed of 60km/h.
If you are in areas where the speeds are higher than 60km/h, the gap increases to a minimum distance of 1.5 metres when overtaking a cyclist.
VIC: The newest road rule to be introduced in Victoria, drivers face a fine of $330 and two demerit points should they put cyclists at risk when passing them.
https://www.vicroads.vic.gov.au/newsmedia/2021/minimum-passing-distance