Alberto Costa – 2016 Parliamentary Question to the Department for Transport

The below Parliamentary question was asked by Alberto Costa on 2016-05-19.

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to the Government’s response on the e-petition entitled, To introduce a permanent, minimum passing distance when overtaking cyclists, what assessment his Department is planning of cycle passing spaces in South Australia and by when he plans to complete that assessment.

Mr Robert Goodwill

The introduction of a legally enforceable minimum passing distance between cyclists and other vehicles in South Australia is relatively recent. As a result, there is limited information available regarding the impacts both positive and negative following this change in the law. As with other changes of this type introduced overseas, we remain interested in the change and are keeping it under review.

The Highway Code already has a requirement for motorists to give cyclists plenty of room when overtaking.