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Stayin' Alive at 1.5 Irish cycling campaign

207 Signatures Goal: 50,000


THIS IS A FREE PETITION. ONCE YOU HAVE SIGNED IT, YOU MAY BE ASKED FOR A DONATION. PLEASE IGNORE AND CLOSE WINDOW.


With the recent increase in the amount of cyclists on our roads, it has become aparent to members of the cycling community, that the dangerous overtaking by drivers and other road users has become a huge issue. The current reference to this issue is on page 43 of the Irish Rules of the Road, The advise is that you should give extra space when overtaking a cyclist. Note it uses the word 'should'. There is also no mention of a minimum clearance distance when passing from the rear. This causes confusion and ambiguity.

Our aim is to have this distance clearly defined as 1.5 metres and to have the word 'should' replaced by the word 'must'. This change must also be reflected by a change to the current overtaking statutory offence which is set out in SectionNo. 10 of SI No. 182 of 1997.

Similar safe passing laws are already in place in 22 US states, 1 Canadian province and several european countries. This law is also set to be trialled by Queensland, Australia later in 2014 too.

Please add your name to strengthen this campaign.

Phil

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  • 8 months ago
    Thomas Cleary Ireland
    8 months ago
  • 8 months ago
    Pat Nolan
    8 months ago
  • 10 months ago
    Tony Reilly
    10 months ago
  • 1 year ago
    Elaine Fitzgerald
    1 year ago
  • 1 year ago
    Michael Cullen
    1 year ago
  • 1 year ago
    Pat o Shaughnessy
    1 year ago
  • 1 year ago
    Jimmy Brennan
    1 year ago
  • 1 year ago
    Warren A Williams
    1 year ago
  • 1 year ago
    Declan Brady
    1 year ago
  • 1 year ago
    Phil Ormrod
    1 year ago
  • 2 years ago
    Peter O'Connor
    2 years ago
  • 2 years ago
    shane mc keon
    2 years ago
  • 2 years ago
    Ronan Hyland
    2 years ago
  • 2 years ago
    Colin Organ
    2 years ago
  • 2 years ago
    Stanislaw Jakubowicz
    2 years ago
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