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The bill will aim to limit the number of cyclists killed and injured on our roads. Leah Farrell/RollingNews.ie
The Daily Poll

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.

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?


Poll Results:

No (10580)
Yes (7687)
I don't know (823)

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