Road Safety Road Rules 2009 (Overtaking Bicycles) Bill 2015 - Committee | Samantha Dunn

Road Safety Road Rules 2009 (Overtaking Bicycles) Bill 2015 - Committee

I move: That the report be taken into consideration on the next day of meeting.
Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 5:00pm
Speaker:
Samantha Dunn

STANDING COMMITTEE ON THE ECONOMY AND INFRASTRUCTURE

Ms DUNN (Eastern Metropolitan) — I move:

That the report be taken into consideration on the next day of meeting.

I want to keenly explore the matter in relation to cyclists and safety on the roads of Victoria, Victoria being one of the last jurisdictions in the country that does not have minimum passing distance laws applied to cycling. I want to ensure that this house has the appropriate opportunity to scrutinise the response to this report, because I would hate to think that cyclists in Victoria, where we have a huge number of cyclists, are in fact being abandoned in terms of their safety on the roads because of a failure to implement minimum passing distance laws. A metre really does matter when you are on the roads on a bicycle. In Victoria you are a very vulnerable road user.

Motion agreed to.