Proposed legislation would specify safe passing distance for motorists, cyclists

TIFFANY L. PARKS | Daily Reporter
Published: 07/10/2013

More than 1,000 bicyclists across Ohio have signed off on a bill that specifies the passing distance to the left when a motor vehicle passes a bicycle.

While current state law charges drivers with passing at a “safe distance,” House Bill 145 outlines such a distance as no less than three feet.

The bill’s sponsor, Rep. Michael Henne, R-Clayton, said the country’s enthusiasm for cycling has grown in the last two decades.

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