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Tuesday, January 21, 2014

New California Law: Keep 3-Foot gap between bike, car

New California Law: Keep 3-Foot gap between bike, car
USA Today
Colin Atagi
Link: http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2013/12/29/new-california-bicycle-law/4244283/

"PALM SPRINGS, Calif. — California cyclists are concerned about the ambiguity of a new law effective in 2014 that was created to ensure their safety.

Beginning Sept. 16, motorists will be required to maintain a 3-foot buffer between themselves and bicyclists when they pass cyclists traveling in the same direction. If not enough space is available, the motorist must slow down and pass "when no danger is present to the bicyclist," according to the California Department of Motor Vehicles."

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