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Road Safety Authority Welcome New Rules Surrounding Dangerous Overtaking Of Cyclists

Gardai will be able to issue a €120 fine to drivers found to be endangering a cyclist.

They are now also able to penalise the driver with 3 penalty points.

The Transport Minister insists the government is doing as much as it can to save cyclists lives.

Cycling advocates have criticised the measures saying they are a token gesture which will not improve road safety.

Transport Minister Shane Ross disagrees, and says it is just the start of the governments plans to improve conditions for cyclists.
 

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