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Stayin' Alive at 1.5 Irish cycling campaign

204 Signatures Goal: 50,000


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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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  • Tony Reilly
    Tony Reilly Ireland, Longford
    Mar 30, 2015
    Mar 30, 2015
    The more I cycle the more I realise we need this!
  • Tony Reilly
    Mar 30, 2015
    Mar 30, 2015
    The more I cycle the more I realise we need this!
  • Pat o Shaughnessy
    Pat o Shaughnessy Ireland, Limerick
    Oct 08, 2014
    Oct 08, 2014
    Great idea
    There's a lot of drivers out there that have no respect for cyclist or walkers
    More signage eg. cyclists on road would be good also.
  • Jimmy Brennan
    Jimmy Brennan Ireland
    Oct 06, 2014
    Oct 06, 2014
    Good luck gr8 idea
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    Tony Reilly
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    Elaine Fitzgerald
    6 months ago
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    Michael Cullen
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    Pat o Shaughnessy
    8 months ago
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    Jimmy Brennan
    8 months ago
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    Warren A Williams
    8 months ago
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    Declan Brady
    9 months ago
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    Phil Ormrod
    9 months ago
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    Peter O'Connor
    10 months ago
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    shane mc keon
    11 months ago
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    Ronan Hyland
    11 months ago
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    Colin Organ
    11 months ago
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    Stanislaw Jakubowicz
    12 months ago
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    Joe Moffitt
    12 months ago
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    Niamh Keegan
    12 months ago
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