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Legislation - Safe Passing

Legislation - Safe Passing

     HB 214 the three foot safe passing law, with an Amendment, has passed the House Environment and Transportation Committee and is going to the House of Delegates floor TODAY.  This Bill mandates that if the driver cannot give three feet then they have to SLOW DOWN to not interfere with or endanger the cyclist or anyone else on the road.  While this change doesn't give us everything we want, THIS IS AN IMPROVEMENT.  Please Call(best) or email your delegates today.

Jeffrey H. Marks

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Thanks for posting this here.

You can use this link to contact your state legislators: https://www.bikemaryland.org/wp-content … qid=952956

Others may have better suggestions, but if you like my wording, feel free to use it:

PLEASE make my streets safer for bicycle traffic.

When we allow drivers to speed and pass dangerously we threaten the lives of cyclists AND other drivers. Unless we make stricter laws on bad driving behavior NOW, we'll continue to promote a threatening, car-centric environment on our roads. Help end dangerous behavior by bad drivers.

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    HB 214, the safe passing law, has passed the House and will be heard by the Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee shortly. The companion Senate Bill is SB 1123.  Please contact your state senator and let them know that you support SB 1123; which requires motorists attempting to pass a cyclist to SLOW DOWN AND MOVE OVER, in order not to endanger the cyclist or anyone else,  To find your state senator, go to Bob Wagner's Posting that accesses the Legislative Contacts.  If possible email your state senator over the weekend and call  Monday morning when they return to Annapolis.

Jeffrey H. Marks

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Here's what I sent:
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Dear Legislator:

I am writing to let you know I support SB 1123, which stipulates that when passing cyclists, if motorists cannot leave a three-foot buffer then they must slow down and wait until it is safe to pass. Please vote in favor of this bill.

Thank you,
Janet L. Goldstein

Janet L. Goldstein, BBC Forums Moderator
goldstein.j.mail@gmail.com

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