**** RCMP Media Release
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.