Thursday, February 27, 2014

Three Foot Passing bill clears House Transportation Committee; Following Too Close bill fails in Senate

Senate Bill 97 would require motorists to allow three feet when passing a bicyclist. The current law requires only two feet.  The bill passed the Senate by a vote of 31-7. This morning it passed the House Transportation Committee 14-6. The bill now goes to the full House floor.

Please contact your Virginia Delegate and ask them to support this bill. To find out your Delegate see a link at the top of the Virginia General Assembly page or visit WABA's action page.

Unfortunately House Bill 82 was defeated in the Senate Transportation Committee. See Virginia Bicycling Federation's account of the vote. Thanks to Delegate Barbara Comstock who sponsored the bill and worked with cyclists to try to get it passed.

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