Research services to evaluate the minimum passing distance Queensland road rule

The two-year trial of the Queensland minimum passing distance (MPD) road rule began on 7 April 2014.  The rule requires motor vehicles to provide cyclists a minimum lateral passing distance of one metre when overtaking cyclists in a speed zone of 60 km/h or less, and 1.5 metres when the speed limit is greater than 60 km/h.  The evaluation included the following components:
•             Review of correspondence received by TMR;
•             Interviews and focus groups with Queensland Police Service (QPS) officers;
•             Road user survey;
•             Observational study; and
•             Crash, injury and infringement data analysis.


Research Snapshot


Queensland adopts law requiring one metre between cars and cyclists following trial


Funding / Grants

  • Queensland Department Transport & Main Roads (2015)