Tuesday, December 09, 2008

gimme five feet!!

Vehicles passing bicycles: Drivers would have to be at least 5 feet from bicycles when approaching them before passing under a proposal being drafted by Sen. Joe Bolkcom, a Democrat from Iowa City. Penalties for violators haven't been determined. "We've had a fair number of fatalities in our state with car/bicycle collisions and, in every case, the car wins," Bolkcom said.

contact YOUR legislator TODAY!!

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Steve Fuller said...

5' isn't enough space. I'm gonna have to see how this is worded before I consider contacting anyone about it to voice my support or displeasure.

Ryan and family said...

Not a bad idea, but the 3-foot passing rule in other states seems like a precedented (and perhaps more legislatively palatable?) move...

Related: http://www.bikingbis.com/blog/_archives/2008/2/27/3548814.html