As from today, a motorist who overtakes a cyclist without allowing a one and a half metre space between them could be fined £300.
The new law has been published and comes into effect immediately.
The Regulations are designed to protect cyclists from indiscriminate and potentially dangerous overtaking which may lead to a serious collision.
Transport Minister Paul Balban explains that Gibraltar’s roads are not particularly wide and car drivers particularly, have a tendency to overtake cyclists even when there are cars driving in the opposite direction, causing the overtaking car to do so at a very close distance to the cyclist.
This often results in cyclists being forced onto the right hand side of the road with very little space to ensure their safety.
The new Regulations will require a minimum distance of one and a half metres when overtaking a bicycle.
Failure to comply with the new measures could result in a £300 Fixed Penalty Notice.
Mr Balban, said the law aims to reduce the number of potential serious injuries amongst all road users.
He says Cyclists are amongst the most vulnerable and it is therefore imperative that they are protected.