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Best to Keep a Safe Distance

By Benita on September 02, 2014//Leave a comment

A new law goes into effect on Tuesday, September 16, 2014. The Three Feet For Safety Act attempts to make the roads safer for cyclists by requiring a three-feet buffer before cars can pass a cyclist on the road. If it is not safe to pass, then the driver must slow down and only pass when there is enough space. If a collision does occur, then the driver will be fined $220. Cyclists are rejoicing at this new law, but some drivers are not so happy. Read full article here.

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3 Comments

  1. Melinda Janecek

    Where can cyclists go to report the drivers that violate the law? / How does this law become enforced?

    • Benita

      Hi Melinda:

      Thank you for your question. Violating the Three Feet for Safety Act is classified as an infraction. If you want to report a violation of this law, then you can report it to the police, either by calling or submitting an online police report at: http://www.sandiego.gov/police/crimereports/startaccess.html. Whether or not a criminal case gets prosecuted is a discretionary decision.

    • Brian

      Make sure to stop completely at all stop signs and always signal when making turns! Make sure to follow ALL laws as you’re rejoicing this one.

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