When a driver making a right turn overtakes a cyclist on the road​

These collisions happen when a driver overtakes a cyclist in order to make a right turn.

In this diagram, the vehicle overtakes, or cuts off, the cyclist during a right turn. ​

  • Driver = 100%

  • Cyclist = 0%

​​The rules of the road

The driver must maintain 1 to 1.5 metres of space, depending on speed limits and location, when passing a cyclist and ensure it's safe before making a right turn to avoid cutting off a cyclist. Therefore, the driver would be found 100% responsible. ​

​What does it say in the Motor Vehicle Act?

The applicable sections of the Motor Vehicle Act are: