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Centrelines – Tasmania road rule change

December 7, 2015

From 25 February new road rules  will be introduced on Tasmanian roads for when passing or overtaking cyclists.

It will become allowable for a motorist to straddle or cross a continuous centre line in order to leave a safe space between their vehicle and the cyclist, but only when there is no oncoming traffic and it is safe to do so.

A safe space is considered to be one metre between the motorist and the cyclist, on roads up to and including 60km/h and 1.5 metres on roads above 60km/h.

Currently it is illegal to cross a continuous centre line at any time. The rule change is designed to increase the safety of bike riders.

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