The Guelph Police Service is embarking on a public education initiative to promote bicycle safety on the roads. It’s part of a partnership between Police, Public Health, the City, and the Campus Community to promote road safety and injury prevention initiatives.
Police say conflicts between cyclists and drivers have been identified as a safety concern and are encouraging all road users to comply with with the rules of the Highway Traffic Act.
The “1 metre passing law” was introduced in January.
The legislation requires drivers who are passing a cyclist to make every effort to leave a space of not less than one metre between the vehicle and the bike until safely passed.
Guelph Police are demonstrating a sonar device this morning, designed to measure the one metre distance from a bicycle to a vehicle.
The demonstration takes place at 10 am this morning on Gordon Street near McGillivray Lane.