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New Laws To Better Protect Cyclists Come Into Force From Midnight

Drivers will be fined and given 3 penalty points for dangerously overtaking a cyclist.

The Transport Minister is fully confident that Gardai will be able to enforce new laws aimed at better protecting cyclists on Irish roads.

From midnight tonight, drivers will be fined and given 3 penalty points for dangerously overtaking a cyclist.

The Department of Transport says it will "particularly target those drivers who put cyclists at risk."

Minister for Transport Shane Ross says Gardai will be vigilant in their approach to the new rules:

Owner of Tullamore Cycle Centre, Donagh McArdle is welcoming the move - and believes, while it will take time to see the effects, it will make people more aware of their driving practices.

The Offaly cyclist also says we need a change of culture on our roads and he's calling a change in the cyclist versus motorist attitude:

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