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 60km/h.
The evaluation included the following:
- Review of correspondence received by Department of Transport and Main Roads;
- Interviews and focus groups with Queensland Police Service officers;
- Road user survey;
- Observational study; and
- Crash, injury and infringement data analysis.
Funding / Grants
- Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads (2014 - 2016)
Other Team Members
- Heesch, Kristiann, Schramm, Amy, Debnath, Ashim, Haworth, Narelle (2017) Cyclists' perceptions of motorist harassment pre- to post-trial of the minimum passing distance road rule amendment in Queensland, Australia Health Promotion Journal of Australia, 28 (3), pp.247-250.
- Schramm, Amy, Haworth, Narelle, Heesch, Kristiann, Watson, Angela, Debnath, Ashim (2016) Evaluation of the Queensland Minimum Passing Distance Road Rule
- Haworth, Narelle, Schramm, Amy, Heesch, Kristiann, Watson, Angela, Debnath, Ashim, Kaye, Sherrie-Anne (2017) Evaluation of the minimum passing distance road rule trial in Queensland, Australia Proceedings of the Transportation Research Board (TRB) 96th Annual Meeting, pp.1-15.