CYCLING - Safe Passing Distance Law
According to the BC Cycling Coalition on average, four cyclists are injured in a collision with a motor vehicle each day in BC. The group is attempting to convince government that a minimum 1.5m passing distance should be made into law to help stop these collisions.
This viewpoint is echoed by the BC Road Safety Law Reform Group.
Other countries, such as Australia have already done this.
A study in Traffic Psychology and Behavior says "Legislation mandating minimum distances for motorists passing cyclists is seen by advocates as a straightforward way to increase the perceived safety of cycling and thus remove a prominent barrier to the uptake of cycling. The evidence, however, is not as clear."