Sunday, May 19, 2013

Cycling & Motoring Road Rule 126. Keeping a safe distance behind vehicles

Most rules in the Road Rules apply to bicycle riders in the same way

as they apply to drivers—

There are some other rules that are for bicycle riders only,

or that have exceptions for bicycle riders.”

Road Rules Victoria 1999

Victorian Government Gazette

Road Rule 126. Keeping a safe distance behind vehicles

A driver must drive a sufficient distance behind a vehicle 
travelling in front of the driver so the driver can, 

if necessary, stop safely to avoid a collision with 

the vehicle.

“The evidence establishes that there can be difficulties,

especially for inexperienced cyclists, in stopping safely 

when traffic lights are red, when they are riding in bunches.”

CycleSport Victoria and Amy Gillett Foundation submission to Coroner Johnstone’s inquest into the death of James Gould.

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