Driving Riding penalty 

From 1st March 2016 drivers who pass a bicycle rider

 MUST allow a distance of at least:
• 1 meter when the speed limit is 60 km/h or less
• 1.5 meters when the speed limit is more than 60 km/h
If drivers cannot pass a bicycle rider safely, they should slow down and
 wait until it is safe to pass the rider, leaving the minimum distance. 

To help drivers provide the minimum distance, 

some exemptions to the road rules will apply.

Drivers will be exempt from the following rules, as long

as it is safe to pass the bicycle rider with at least one meter

of space and they have a clear view of approaching traffic:

• Keep to the left of the 

Drivers will be exempt from the following rules, as long as

 it is safe to pass the bicycle rider with at least a meter of

space and they have a clear view of approaching traffic:
 Keep to the left of the center of the road (two-way road with no dividing line)
• Keep to the left of the center of a dividing line – broken  and unbroken lines
• Keep off a dividing strip
• Keep off a painted island
• Driving within a single marked lane or line of traffic
• Moving from one marked lane to another across a continuous 
line separating the lanes
- Driving penalty - Drivers caught not allowing the minimum distance

when passing a bicycle rider face a $319 fine and

a penalty of two demerit points.

Bicycle riders over 18 must carry photo ID

From 1 March 2016, all bicycle riders aged 18 and

over must carry the required photo identification.

This will help riders be identified in an emergency

NSW Police will also be able to ask for identification

if they believe a bicycle rider has broken the road rules.

Bicycle riders will have 12 months to adjust to the

new law. From 1 March 2017, riders stopped by

Police for breaking the road rules could face a

$106 fine if they do not have the required photo ID.

The required photo ID includes a driver licence or a

 NSW Photo Card. Already in NSW, more than 90 per cent of adults

currently hold a driver licence or NSW Photo Card.

Find out more:

http://roadsafety.transport.nsw.gov.au/campaigns/go-together/index.html   

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