Cyclists not protected by new transport legislation

A representative from a local cycling Club says the proposed legislation regarding motorists overtaking cyclists will not do enough to protect cyclists on our roads.


The Minister for Transport says plans for a minimum passing distance for cars overtaking cyclists were unenforceable.


Proposed legislation that would mean drivers have to leave a distance of at least a metre when passing a cyclist has been abandoned.


The new Road Traffic Bill will now make dangerous overtaking of a cyclist an offence but will not specify a distance.


Brian Nerney from the Curlew wheelers Cycling Club says that there are a lot of dangerous situations cyclists face on Irish roads on a daily basis.