Cyclists

Now more than ever Cyclists are a real part of our community.

The increase in Cyclists during Covid19 is 10-fold and rising.

Cycling has become the new norm.

           Cyclists are entitled to road space as much as cars, vans, goods vehicles or any other vehicle on the road.

                                                   Motorists must keep a safe distance when over taking cyclists.  

 

 The introduction of minimum passing distances by the RSA  ensuring motor vehicles  give space to Cyclists while over-taking   is a very welcoming one. The campaign aims to educate motorists on recommended minimum passing distances.

 The Road Safety Authority  launched a new TV campaign to call on motorists to keep a safe distance when overtaking   cyclists on urban and rural roads. The campaign aims to educate motorists on recommended minimum passing   distances.

 GIVE  1 metre clearance when over taking a cyclist in areas 50km/h or less and

 GIVE 1.5 metres in areas over 50km/h. 

                                                                           

   **Ensure you indicate/signal when over-taking a cyclist on your test

                                        **ALWAYS check your wing mirror before making a turn,.. where is the cyclist!

                                        **Check both wing mirrors when moving off from a stationary position.

                                                  Sharing the road with cyclists

Please click this link  https://vimeo.com/258603814

 

  This commercial is aimed at educating drivers on sharing the roads safely with cyclists,

  and motorists’ responsibility to cyclists as vulnerable road users.

 The general message is the need for drivers to properly observe the road at all times for the presence of cyclists, be they   commuters, shoppers, family or racing groups. However, it focuses specifically on a number of key manoeuvres. These   include:

  • Anticipating cyclists at junctions and checking the various driver blind spots.

  • Checking mirrors and blind spots when getting out of a parked vehicle to avoid the risk of ‘dooring’ a cyclist that might be passing by.

  • Allowing plenty of space when over-taking a cyclist, particularly when they are cycling in groups or two abreast.

Ultimately, we are asking motorists to be respectful of cyclists and mindful of how they use the road. We all share the road, and if we are considerate of each other, we will see fewer needless collisions and deaths.