To overtake a cyclist in a dangerous way are 200 € and 4 points

We echo the publication of the blog bicihome.com where they count the penalties that they will impute to the drivers when they advance a cyclist in a dangerous way.

 

 

Article 85 of Rules of the road specifies the obligations of every driver of a motor vehicle when overtaking"the maneuver must be carried out occupying part or all of the adjacent lane of the roadway, as long as there are precise conditions for overtaking under the conditions provided in this Regulation; in any case, lateral separation shall not be less than 1,50 meters. It is expressly forbidden to overtake by endangering or hindering cyclists traveling in the opposite direction."

 

Infringements in overtaking may be sanctioned with 200 euros fine and 4 points driver's license, as they are considered serious as set forth in article 65.4.c) of the Traffic Law.

 

 

lateral separation shall not be less than 1,50 meters. It is expressly forbidden to overtake by endangering or hindering cyclists traveling in the opposite direction.

 

 

1. A cyclist is a vulnerable user and we must exercise caution when we are around him. If we do not slow down or do not separate enough we create air currents that can destabilize it, which together with the insecurity that causes being overtaken by a motor vehicle less than 1,5 meters greatly increases the chances of throwing it on the asphalt.

The overtaking distance, also if there are two cyclists in parallel, must be 1,5 meters from the one on the left

 

2. Do not take risks for trying to quickly overtake a cyclist. Wait for the moment and leave enough safety space, both frontal and lateral, to make the overtaking safely. Not leaving the necessary distance or going too fast entails many dangers for the cyclist

 

 

Drivers can be penalized with 200 euros for fine and 4 points for driving license

 

 

3. Two cyclists can circulate in parallel, so do not blame them for this fact. They share the road with other users, and we must take into account their fragility. It is legal for cyclists to go in parallel, do not blame them

 

4. If you are driving on a road ahead of another vehicle, verify that there are no cyclists coming since this is the most risky maneuver for the cyclist.

 

5 In urban areas, take into account the presence of cyclists both when driving and at the time of opening the door when we leave the vehicle.

 

 

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