Monday, March 13, 2017

Indiana Safe Passing Bill

Motorists should not come within three feet of a cyclist when passing
On Monday March 13, the Indiana Senate will have the second reading of House Bill 1174. On March 8, Senator Tim Lanane added an amendment requiring motorists to allow at least three feet clearance when passing bicycles. According to the website Take Your Lane, 26 states and the District of Columbia already have such requirements. Among our neighboring states, Illinois is the only one currently specifying three feet when passing cyclists.

To take a look at the bill, go to http://iga.in.gov/legislative/2017/bills/house/1174. To see the amendment, you will need to click  on the left where it says "Senate Amendments" then "Amendment #1". To contact your senator, visit the Find Your Legislator page and enter your address.

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