Cyclists in the Toowoomba CBD this morning 'ignoring the one metre rule', according to some online commentators.
Cyclists in the Toowoomba CBD this morning 'ignoring the one metre rule', according to some online commentators.

Cyclists grind gears for 'failing to stick to metre rule'

A GROUP of Toowoomba cyclists are under fire today on social media over claims they ignored new laws requiring at least a metre of distance between themselves and motor vehicles.

The criticism comes after a photographed showing at least four cyclists riding between vehicles stopped at the intersection of Margaret and Ruthven Sts.

People online have accused the cyclists of not sticking "to the rules they wanted introduced".

"Bike riders want their cake and eat it too," one of The Chronicle's Facebook likers said.

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"It's shameful to have this kind of behaviour and after the huge race meet here in Toowoomba.

"Makes a mockery out of their law."

Despite the online criticism, under Queensland's new cycling laws, "the minimum passing distance applies to motorists passing a cyclist, not cyclists passing motorists".

 

Has the one metre rule made the roads safer for both cyclists and motorists?

This poll ended on 30 May 2014.

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Yes

18%

No

81%

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