The Vic. Greens are supporting the Amy Gillett Foundations ‘a metre matters‘ campaign
“Every year in Australia, an average of 35 bicycle riders are killed and more than 2,500 are seriously injured. Passing laws will cost us nothing but it will be safer for our kids to ride to school.” said Victorian Greens leader Greg Barber MLC.
“The State government hasn’t listened to the public call for safer cycling. If they don’t do it soon, they will face my Bill in Parliament.”
Australian Greens Deputy Leader Adam Bandt said “Greens MPs across the nation are supporting legislation to make drivers leave a minimum distance when overtaking bicycle riders – of 1 metre on roads up to 60km/h, and 1.5 metres on faster roads. The Greens in Federal parliament will work to change the National road rules in line with the state Greens proposals.”
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