Should drivers be required to give bicyclists three feet of room?
It’s a controversy in California where the State Assembly has approved a measure requiring the three-feet of buffer. Drivers would be allowed to cross double solid yellow lines to provide bicyclists enough room, KPBS reports.
A similar measure was vetoed by the governor last year under the theory that it gives bicyclists a false sense of security.
But some supporters say having the law would give motorists more awareness of cyclists.
Bob Collins has been with Minnesota Public Radio since 1992, emigrating to Minnesota from Massachusetts. He was senior editor of news in the ’90s, ran MPR’s political unit, created the MPR News regional website, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started several blogs, and every day laments that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.
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