Three-foot gap for bicycles in Missouri too?

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A state senator in Missouri has submitted a bill that would require motorists to pass cyclists and pedestrians at a distance of at least 3 feet.

Legislation similar to the bill — SB372 — has failed in the past, but the current bill leaves out controversial provisions, sponsor Kevin Engler told the Springfield News-Leader.

A similar measure that appeared destined for a smooth ride in Utah this year has been dumped and replaced with a watered-down version. Other states considering bicycle bills include Idaho, Colorado, and California.

The Missouri bill also prohibits motorists from parking or idling in bicycle lanes and requires bicyclists to use hand signals, unless both hands are required to control the bicycle. It can be read in its entirety here.

See the Bikin' Bis legislation wrap-up here.




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