The Ecology Action Centre’s free One-Metre Rule magnets are back by popular demand. To date, we have distributed (with the help of our many parterns) 11,400 magnets. The magnets allow motorists to display their awareness of the One-Metre Rule legislation in NS and their commitment to sharing the road with cyclists. Other road users will see them and know that sharing the road is the norm. The magnets foster greater understanding of sharing the road between motorists and cyclists and increase cycling safety. A motorist displays the magnet on any metal surface on the back of the vehicle. Motorists are required by law to give one metre of clearance when passing cyclists.
The magnets are a partnership of the Ecology Action Centre, Bicycle Nova Scotia and DalTRAC. They were produced with the support of the Road Safety Advisory Committee of the NS Department of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal.