Friday, January 10, 2014

Three Feet for Safety Act

I occasionally hear automobile drivers complain that bicyclists do not obey traffic law. I think that they are hallucinating, as bicyclist overwhelmingly obey laws better than car, in my experience. In particular, most cars violated these laws every day, and endanger bicyclists in the process.

  • Exceeding speed limits.
  • Weaving in and out of the lane.
  • Turning right across a bicycle lane without looking.
  • Passing too close to a bicycle (3 feet minimum now required in California).

    Yes, a bicyclist will sometimes blow thru a 4-way stop with no one is around. but cars have the much more significant violations.
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