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A 1577 - Requires Drivers to Give Cyclists and Pedestrians 4 Feet of Space on the Road - Key Vote

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Legislation - Referred to Committee (Senate) -
Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (50-21) - (Key vote)

Title: Requires Drivers to Give Cyclists and Pedestrians 4 Feet of Space on the Road

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that requires drivers to leave pedestrians and cyclists at least 4 feet of space on the road.

Highlights:

  • Requires a driver to leave at least 4 feet between the vehicle and the bicycle when the driver is passing a bicyclist (Sec. 1). 
  • Requires a driver to leave at least 4 feet between the vehicle and a “pedestrian” when the driver is passing a pedestrian (Sec. 1). 
  • Defines “pedestrian” as including, but not limited to, the following (Sec. 1):
    • An individual afoot;
    • An individual in a wheelchair or motorized wheelchair;
    • An individual employed by or who contracts with any public utility company in the state; or
    • A property maintenance worker.
  • Establishes a fine of at least $100 but no more than $500 for an individual who violates the provisions of this bill (Sec. 1). 
Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Requires Drivers to Give Cyclists and Pedestrians 4 Feet of Space on the Road

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