Thursday, October 01, 2009

When a motor vehicle overtakes a bicycle, the safe passing distance shall be not less than three feet.

That is the language contained in the recently introduced Ohio Senate Bill 174. It's sponsors are Senators Fedor and Wagoner.

If you live in Ohio and agree with this bill, find your Senator and call or e-mail him/her to let them know that you support this bill. And don't tell me you don't have time. You have time to ride countless hours, glue on your new cross tubies, and/or drive 60 minutes to this week's race. You have time to do something that really matters.

State politicians truly listen to input from their constituents. Go be a proactive constituent.


John said...

Your link to 174 doesn't actually say the three foot quote.

Just saying.

John said...

Oh... never mind. I had to dig deeper into the paragraph of legaleze.

Anonymous said...

come on, john... it's in the first section...and underlined! :)

Tris said...

Part 2 is awesome as well:

The operator of an overtaken vehicle shall not increase the speed of the operator's vehicle until completely passed by the overtaking vehicle.

That annoys the crap out of me as well. Not quite as much as some asswipe nearly hitting me because they're too freakin' lazy to move a few feet to the left.

What a great bill!