The California State Assembly on Monday passed a bill that seek to require that drivers allow a three foot passing distance between and cyclists.
Senate Bill 1464 passed by a 50-16 vote after a 30-minute debate, reported the California Bicycle Coalition, which drafted the bill and has been lobbying hard to get it passed for the sake of cyclists’ safety. Bicycle riders report being hit by side mirrors and run off the road by motorists who otherwise pass to closely.
The bill now heads to the Senate for approval of the technical amendments the Assembly made. The bill could wind up on Gov. Jerry Brown’s desk after the holiday weekend.
The coalition is confident he will sign it into law.