Tuesday, 27 February 2018

Questions (593)

Seán Barrett


593. Deputy Seán Barrett asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport his plans to introduce legislation for cyclists with regard to a minimum passing distance that motorists would have to adhere to; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [9273/18]

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Written answers (Question to Transport)

While there are some perceived difficulties with both the enforcement and prosecution of such an offence by An Garda Síochána, I have asked my officials to examine possible legislative provisions to introduce a minimum safe passing distance for cyclists taking account of the research being conducted by the Road Safety Authority, at my behest, into best international practice and experience in this area.

My officials have received the Authority's report and are in the process of examining its findings. I will be taking action in this area shortly.