Poll Should drivers be fined for driving too close to cyclists

first_img I don’t know (823) No (10580) Wednesday 22 Feb 2017, 9:15 AM http://jrnl.ie/3252087 Share399 Tweet Email2 FINE GAEL IS proposing a bill that would mean drivers could be fined and receive penalty points for driving too close to cyclists.The Irish Independent reports that the proposal could see drivers face a minimum fine of €80 and three penalty points if they’re caught moving into the cycle lane where cyclists are.According to the article, the minimum passing distance would be 1.5 metres on roads with a speed limit of 50km/h or higher, and 1 metre for roads with a speed limit below that.So we’re asking: Should people be penalised for driving too close to cyclists? By Gráinne Ní Aodha Poll: Should drivers be fined for driving too close to cyclists? A Fine Gael proposal could mean that drivers are fined for encroaching on cyclists. The bill will aim to limit the number of cyclists killed and injured on our roads. Image: Leah Farrell/RollingNews.ie Feb 22nd 2017, 9:15 AM 36,524 Views YesNoI don’t knowVote Poll Results: Short URL Yes (7685) Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article The bill will aim to limit the number of cyclists killed and injured on our roads. 303 Comments Image: Leah Farrell/RollingNews.ielast_img read more