Man charged​ for failing to obey one-metre rule

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Man charged​ for failing to obey one-metre rule

Halifax District RCMP charged a Middle​ Sackville​ man​ for failing to obey the one-meter rule following a collision this morning.

Just before 8 a.m., RCMP​ responded to​ a report of a collision involving a cyclist and a pick up truck at the intersection of Waverley Rd. and Rocky Lake Dr. in Waverley.​ Halifax Regional Fire and Emergency and EHS also responded.

The 63-year-old male cyclist​ from Dartmouth was taken to hospital by EHS​ with non-life threatening injuries. The driver of the truck, a 46-year-old man from Middle Sackville, was charged with Vehicle Passing a Bicycle while​ Travelling on Right When There is Less than 1 Metre between the Vehicle and Cyclist.

Police are reminding motorists​ that in Nova Scotia, there is a one-metre rule that requires drivers to leave one metre between their vehicle and a cyclist when driving beside or passing a cyclist. Motorists can also help keep​ all road users​ safe by watching for cyclists (especially at intersections) and checking​ for cyclists before opening​ vehicle doors​ and pulling onto the roadway.

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