Cyclist safety laws coming to Northern Territory a 'challenge' for truck drivers, association says
By Chelsea Heaney
Published by ABC News on 3-Jul-2019
... New laws regarding cyclists' safety will come into effect in the NT on 1-Aug-2019.
Drivers will be required to give cyclists clearance (minimum 1 or 1.5 metres) when overtaking.
The new laws have been hotly debated in the Top End. ...
Minimum distance for passing cyclists. Drivers required to leave a minimum of one metre when passing a cyclist where the speed limit is 60 km/h or less, or 1.5 metres where the speed limit is over 60 km/h.
ACT (1-Nov-2015 trial, 2018 law), NSW (1-Mar-2016), NT (1-Aug-2019), QLD (Apr-2014 trial, 1-Jan-2016 law), SA (25-Oct-2015), TAS (2015 trial, 27-Sep-2017 law), VIC (odd state out), WA (30-Nov-2017)
An evaluation of bicycle passing distances in the ACT
By JRR Mackenzie, JK Dutschke, G Ponte
Report Number CASR157
Published by CASR on May-2019
To evaluate bicycle passing distances in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT), specialised passing distance measurement devices (PDMDs) were installed on a sample of 23 cyclists who ride in the ACT. Passing distance data and GPS data was collected by cyclists using the PDMDs for a four-week period, during a trial phase of a newly legislated minimum passing distance (MPD) rule.