Pictures of city cyclists in Toronto, Canada using pool noodles to remind drivers to leave space when passing have emerged.

Any cyclist commuter in Ireland, particularly Dublin, will be well acquainted with the feeling of a car/bus/lorry driving much to close and not paying heed to the 1.5m safe passing distance rule.

A few cyclists have taken matters into their own hands and started the strategy of attaching a pool noodle to the back of their bicycles, forcing drivers to move into the other lane to go around them. And it seems to be working!

So the question is, should we all get ourselves a pool noodle?

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By Orla O'Muiri

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