October 1, 2013- After 4 previous attempts, a bill requiring drivers to give bicyclists 3 feet of clearance when passing was signed into California law September 23 by Gov. Jerry Brown.
This law will require cars to give cyclists a 3-foot buffer zone when passing. Assembly Bill 1371 was authored by Assemblyman Steven Bradford of Gardena, and promoted by the California Bicycling Coalition as “Give Me 3”. Its official name is the Three Feet for Safety Act, and is scheduled to take effect Sept. 14, 2014.
The city of Los Angeles sponsored the bill. Known for being a car centric area, politicians such as former Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and a growing activist community are encouraging LA residents to become bike friendly!
There are twenty-one other states with similar laws, according to a list compiled by the National Conference of State Legislatures in June. Read more: http://ktla.com/2013/09/23/gov-brown-signs-law-requiring-cars-give-bikes-3-feet-of-clearance/#ixzz2gVwSTeFr.
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