Congrats Jessica of Foxtel! Not only did she achieve the highest score but she had the quickest time for June’s quiz ‘Whiz of the Road” - winning yourself a $100 Macquarie Centre Voucher - yay!
With 577 competition entries - this was a nail biting competition and no small feat for Jessica. The aim of the quiz was to increase awareness of the latest road rules aimed at saving cyclists lives - and hopefully saving drivers hundreds of dollars in fines.
You are a smart bunch - with over 82% correctly answering this question:
Q: What is the minimum distance a driver is required to maintain from a bicycle when passing a bicycle rider on a road with a speed limit of 60kmh or less?
A: 1 meter - aka the "1m matters" rule
Did you know...
The question 66% of quizzers got wrong was:
Q: What is the minimum distance a driver is required to maintain from a bicycle when passing a bicycle rider on a road with a speed over 60kmh?
A: 1.5 metres
In July, NSW Police ran a road rules enforcement campaign called Operation Pedro, with the sole aim of increasing road safety awareness. During the course of Operation Pedro NSW police issued over 250 fines - 146 of which were for various driving offences against cyclists.
Under the new rules if you’re caught within 1 meter of a cyclist you’re stuck with a $319 fine and a penalty of two demerit points. Ouch! These new fines may seem harsh but they are designed to better protect everyone against injury.
Did you know...
On average, nine cyclists are killed and more than 1900 seriously injured in NSW each year.
Drivers, cyclists and pedestrians all need to Go Together safely. We should all respect each other's space and ensure that everyone stays safe.
If you’d like to learn more about the current rules – visit the Go Together site for more details.