Saturday, February 03, 2007

Reinforcing the three-foot law

In Arizona, they're putting up signs to build awareness of the three-foot buffer that drivers should give when passing bicyclists. Unfortunately, it seems to have taken someone's death to prompt this reasonable action. Read it in the Arizona Republic.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

There should be something done to aware motorists of the three-foot law here in Miami, since it's a new law most wouldn't know unless involved.

JHop said...

My reader is right, of course. I've tried to do my part by writing about the new law several times -- at a minimum, when it was proposed a year ago, adopted last spring and went into effect in October. I'm pretty sure it was mentioned in the Herald and the Sun-Sentinel, as well as several newspapers upstate. The next step, I think, would be for the riding community to talk it up -- especially to urge any police they know to get familiar with the law and start warning and ticketing violators.