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Footage shows Perth cyclist drafting bus to pick up speed

  • A cyclist has been captured on video riding less than a metre behind a Perth bus
  • Footage shows cyclist trailing the bus for at least 45 seconds before it breaks
  • A bicycle should not be ridden within two metres of the back of a vehicle
  • The rider could face a fine of $100, according to the Road Safety Commission 

A cyclist has been captured on video riding dangerously close to a bus in Perth.

The rider was spotted on Saturday riding less than a metre behind a Transperth bus as it headed down Scarborough Beach Road.

The video, obtained by WA Today, shows the cyclist trailing the bus for at least 45 seconds before the large vehicle begins to break.

A bicycle should not be ridden within two metres of the back of a vehicle for more than 200 metres, according to the Road Safety Commission.

 

A bicycle should not be ridden within two metres of the back of a vehicle for more than  200 metres

A Perth cyclist has been captured on video riding less than a metre behind a bus as it headed down Scarborough Beach Road on Saturday

The rider could face a fine of $100. 

As of November 30, a driver of a motor vehicle must pass a bicycle travelling in the same direction at a safe distance of one metre in a 60kmh zone.

Drivers must remain one-and-a-half metres away from riders where the speed limit is more than 60kmh. 

‘This law allows drivers to cross centre line markings, including single and double continuous white lines and painted islands, to give the correct amount of space to the cyclist, but only when it is safe to do so, and when the driver has a clear view of oncoming traffic.’

A driver could be fined $400 and lose four demerit points if they violate the new law.  

The video, obtained by WA Today, shows the cyclist trailing the bus for at least 45 seconds before it begins to break

As of November 30, a driver of a motor vehicle must pass a bicycle travelling in the same direction at a safe distance of one metre in a 60kmh zone 



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