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Published Monday, 9th October 2017
In a WA local government first, the City of Wanneroo has fitted stickers on its trucks to educate drivers about cycle safety.
The ‘pass cyclists safely’ stickers have been displayed on 26 domestic and recycling waste vehicles with the prominent message to leave one metre between cyclists and cars.
“Creating a more harmonious riding environment is important for both drivers and riders alike, to assist in improving road safety,” Mayor Tracey Roberts said.
“By reminding drivers to keep a safe distance between their vehicles and riders we hope to reduce the number of accidents on our roads.”
The stickers were provided by the Amy Gillett Foundation which was founded following the death of Olympic rider Amy Gillett after she was hit by a driver while training in Germany in 2005.
Last year, three cyclists were killed on WA roads, and the State Government has since committed to trial ‘a metre matters’ laws in WA in January to help in reducing this death toll.
“By placing the stickers on the City’s largest fleet vehicles, we hope to send a clear message about the importance of rider awareness.”
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