If you’ve ever been hit or nearly clipped by a car – rejoice. The bill ensures that motorists must give cyclists a 3 foot berth when passing from behind.
Passing from behind accidents aren’t the most common type of car-bike collision, but they’re the leading cause of fatalities in California.
The bill establishes a base fine of $220 for injuring a cyclist in violation of this statute.
Once the Senate formally agrees to the technical amendments made by the Assembly, Senate Bill 1464 can be sent to Governor for signing.
For more visit the California Bicycle Coalition