New Bike Safety Law Goes Into Effect on Monday; Pennsylvania’s New Bike Safety Law to Take Effect April 2 – WPMT

Better than the 3-foot law–yeah, 4 feet! Some of the characters who pass us appear to be afraid of the yellow line. I like that the law specifies the motorist may cross the yellow line. That’s assumed, I think, most places but not by all drivers.

In fact, I’d like to have such a conversation in our states. Oh, that’s right, we’ve had it, but locally I heard almost nothing. –corrie

The new law requires motorists to leave a 4-foot “cushion of safety” when passing a bicyclist. To achieve this cushion, drivers may cross a roadway’s center line when passing a bicycle on the left, but only when opposing traffic allows. Drivers attempting to turn left must also yield the right of way to bicycle riders traveling in the opposite direction.

via New Bike Safety Law Goes Into Effect on Monday; Pennsylvania’s New Bike Safety Law to Take Effect April 2 – WPMT.

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