Viewpoint : August 2016

How Motorists Should Pass Cyclists
Two Welcome Messages from the SAAQ!


While the government’s recent adoption of two amendments to the Highway Safety Code promoting cyclist safety has been well received, the fact remains that the regulatory distance to be respected by a motorist when passing a cyclist requires further explanation. For this reason, Vélo Québec commends the Société de l’assurance automobile du Québec for its promptness in producing two 45-second on-line clips clearly illustrating this manœuvre. Let’s hope that a TV version featuring actual moving vehicles will be aired this summer, as well as a message on how to prevent dooring accidents.
 
Happy viewing!

Suzanne Lareau
President and CEO


How motorists should pass cyclists