Drivers urged to 'respect' cyclists as new law comes into effect next month

Drivers urged to 'respect' cyclists as new law comes into effect next month
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A new law to combat the dangerous overtaking of cyclists comes into effect next month.

Dangerous overtaking in general is already an offence that carries an €80 fine and three penalty points.

The new regulation will be specific to cyclists and is expected to to carry a higher fine.

"Key to preventing deaths on our roads is education and that has to happen at a young age." said president of the Road Haulage Association Verona Murphy

"We have to instill respect between us as road users," she added.

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