A DRIVER was fined at the weekend under the new safe passing of cyclist laws.
The driver of a Toyota Landcruiser was driving on Joondalup Drive in Carramar on Sunday, December 3.
When police asked why they failed to keep a safe distance while passing the cyclist, the driver said “I was out of order but he abused me for nothing”.
The driver was fined $400 and gained four demerit points.
The laws came into place on November 30.
Laws dictate that drivers must pass a cyclist travelling in the same direction at a safe distance – 1m on roads where the posted speed limit is 60km/h or less or 1.5m on roads where the posted speed limit is more than 60km/h.
— Wanneroo Police (@WannerooPolice) December 3, 2017