Over 1 in 10 of all bike rider crashes in Victoria involve a vehicle overtaking a bike rider. This can be easily prevented by drivers recognising that A METRE MATTERS.
Bike riders are legitimate and vulnerable road users who need space when sharing the road with drivers.
A METRE MATTERS provides a practical measure for drivers, when driving in the Yarra Valley everyone will befit if you can allow the following when passing a cyclist:
- 1m in speed zones up to and including 60km/h
- 1.5m in speed zones of 70km/h and faster
This will help to reduce crashes between motor vehicles and bike riders.