New Cycling Safety Rules in Effect Today Designed to Reduce Nova Scotia Bicycle Accidents

by John McKiggan

Today new legislation comes into effect to promote the safety of cyclists in Nova Scotia.

The law includes specific requirements for both drivers and cyclists including:

Car drivers must leave at least one metre of space when passing a cyclist;

Motorists are allowed to cross a solid yellow line when necessary to pass a cyclist, as long as it is safe to do so.

Cyclists must ride single file, except when passing another cyclist.

Cyclists must ride on the right side of the road.

Here is a link to the provinces summary of the new safety rules.

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