Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Missouri Law Would Require 15 Foot Flag on Bicycle

St. Louis BWorks will oppose this bill
A Missouri lawmaker recently filed the following bill:
"This bill requires every bicycle operating on a lettered county road to be equipped with a fluorescent orange flag visible from the rear and suspended at least 15 feet above the roadway."
Not surprisingly, this idea is not popular with cyclists in the Show Me State. John White of the SpringBike Bicycling Club summed it up best:
 "This is the dumbest idea in a long time."
The lawmaker says he knows 15 feet is ridiculous, but wants to get people talking about bicycle safety. The best thing to do to increase your visibility is to wear bright clothing and put a flashing red light on the back of your bike.

You can track the progress of the bill online. My guess is that it will not pass because it just too stupid.

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