California drivers may soon need to move over and make more room on the road for bicyles. The State Assembly passed a bill this week that would mandate a three-foot buffer zone for cars over-taking cyclists.
passed with a vote of 52-19 and would allow cars to cross the double yellow line to give cyclists enough room. The Senate will vote on the bill before it reaches Gov. Brown’s desk.
East Bay Bicycle Coalition Program Director Dave Campbell said he thinks the bill will work as an educational tool for drivers, helping to meet the long-term goal of the coalition — having traffic engineers, law enforcement, drivers and cyclists create a roadway environment friendly and encouraging to cyclists.
- Bay City News Service contributed to this report.
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