Family of Ellen Watters wants provincial one-metre rule to protect cyclists

A competitive cyclist who died after being hit by a vehicle while training was a positive, vibrant woman according to friends and family.

28 year old Ellen Watters suffered severe head trauma when she was hit by a vehicle while riding in Lower Cove outside Sussex two days before Christmas. She was with an Ottawa-based cycling team and was poised to turn pro in the new year, but was home for the holidays.

Her family would like to see changes in the law to provide more protection for cyclists on the roads. They are urging the provincial government to enact a one-metre rule similar to Nova Scotia and Ontario to keep motorists away from people on bikes.