A Manitoba politician is pushing for a new law that would require motorists to stay at least one metre away from cyclists whenever they pass them.

Dave Gaudreau, a NDP government backbencher, is putting forward a private member's bill this week that would require vehicles to obey a one-metre buffer zone around people on bikes.

It would change the current Highway Traffic Act, which only requires motorists to keep "a safe distance" when passing cyclists.

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