City of Wanneroo waste trucks to promote safe cycling message


The cyclist safety stickers on City of Wanneroo waste trucks.
The cyclist safety stickers on City of Wanneroo waste trucks.

CYCLE safety is being promoted on City of Wanneroo waste trucks.

The City has fitted ‘Pass cyclists safely’ stickers to its 24 domestic and recycling waste vehicles, which encourages drivers to leave 1m between cyclists and cars.

“Creating a more harmonious riding environment is important for both drivers and riders alike, to assist in improving road safety,” Mayor Tracey Roberts said.

“By reminding drivers to keep a safe distance between their vehicles and riders we hope to reduce the number of accidents on our roads.

“By placing the stickers on the City’s largest fleet vehicles, we hope to send a clear message about the importance of rider awareness.”

Mrs Roberts lodged a motion on notice at the June council meeting to introduce the initiative and stickers were provided by the Amy Gillett Foundation.

The State Government will trial a law requiring drivers to leave a one-metre gap when overtaking cyclists on roads.

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