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.
Our aim is to have this distance clearly defined as 1.5 metres and to have the word 'should' replaced by the word 'must'.
Similar safe passing laws are already in place in 21 US states, 1 Canadian province and several european countries.
Please add your name to strengthen this campaign.
Please increase driver awareness for cyclists, the roads are in a bad state alone without being shaven by the side mirrors of cars too. I have already had the misfortune of being knocked off my bike and sustained a broken elbow. I visited France for the first time this summer and the respect for cyclists by motorists was really something we should encourage and educate in this country, the vehicles actually went to the other side of the road as if my family and I were other cars. I support "staying alive at 1.5 meters" . Please change the wording of "should" to "must" in the rules of the road in relation to the distance a vehicle should give clearance to cyclists and pedestrians. Yours sincerely , Gwendoline Cunningham, Triathlete.
Gwendoline Cunningham, Ireland1 week ago
Christy Stynes, Dublin, Ireland2 months ago
Dan O Connor, Ireland3 months ago
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