Close Pass Minimum passing distance

22 views | December 15, 2022

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


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.