Road Safety Week Budget Direct

Thursday

Sharing the road with pedestrians and cyclists

Pedestrians and cyclists have as much right to use our roads as motorists – but unfortunately, they don’t have the same level of physical protection as those of us in cars. In 2015, 61 of the 348 people who lost their lives on NSW roads were pedestrians (20 more than the previous year) and in 2014, 45 cyclists died while using Australian roads.

Did you know that under current law in most parts of the country, your vehicle must be at least one metre away from any bicycles on the road – and a metre and a half away in areas where the speed limit is above 60km/h?i To learn more, please check out How to Safely Share the Road with Non-motorists.