One Metre

Road Safety: A Shared Responsibility

On June 1, 2011 the Province of Nova Scotia enacted new legislation designed to encourage safe sharing of the province's highways. The legislation includes specific requirements for both drivers and cyclists.

Among the requirements are that motor vehicle drivers leave at least one metre (three feet) of space when passing a cyclist, and it allows motorists to cross a yellow line when it is necessary to pass a cyclist, as long as it is safe to do so. Cyclists will be required to ride single file, except when passing another cyclist, and to ride on the right side of the road. You can download a pdf of our information card.

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