Thursday, March 6, 2014

Three foot passing bill approved in VA Senate and House

Senate Bill 97, "Bicycles, etc.; minimum clearance for passing" otherwise known as the Three Foot Passing bill, was approved by the Virginia House by a vote of 72-27. The bill earlier cleared the Senate 31-7. It now goes to Governor McAuliffe for his signature.

Thanks to everyone who worked to help get this bill approved after several thwarted attempts in the past. Thanks especially to the hard work done by folks at Virginia Bicycling Federation; without their efforts the bill would not have been passed. We'll link to more info about the bill once VBF folks return from the National Bike Summit and have time to post the details.

Passage of the bill will be a great opportunity to educate motorists about their responsibilities when passing bicyclists.

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