Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Bicycle bill in Massachusetts

This from a Boston-area paper:
The House and Senate approved and sent to Gov. Romney a bill making changes in the state’s bicyclist laws. Provisions include requiring municipal police officers to be trained in bicycle safety laws and enforcement; requiring motorists to pass bicycles safely and to wait until it is safe before opening their car doors into traffic; making the ticketing procedure for bicyclists the same as the one for motorists and requiring stores that rent bicycles to make bicycle helmets available to their customers.

Supporters said the state’s bicycle laws are antiquated and do not do enough to protect bicyclists and motorists. They argued that the bill would save lives and reduce injuries."
You can read more about H5372 in the Country Gazette.

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