Tag: legislation

Ohio enacts 3-foot passing law

A 7-year battle to make Ohio’s roads safer for bicyclists ended earlier this month when the legislature enacted a 3-foot passing bill.

Gov. John Kasich signed the bill into law on Dec. 19. It goes into effect before the end of March 2017.

The law makes Ohio the 30th state (and the District of Columbia) to require that …

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Georgia legislators abandon bike registration-license plate bill

That didn’t take long.

Three state legislators from northern Georgia say they will withdraw their bill — HB 689 — that would have required bicycle registration, license plates and new rules of the road for bicyclists.

The three — Republicans Carl Rogers, Lee Hawkins, and Emory Dunahoo — from the Gainesville area made their decision …

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Bicycle registration, license plates and single-file riding pushed in Georgia

Update: Oct. 9, 2013 — Legislators abandon bike registration bill

Oct. 4, 2013 — The really bad idea of requiring bicycle registration and license plates has made it into a bill submitted to the Georgia legislature.

The bill by the three Georgia lawmakers doesn’t stop with registration, however. It puts new limits on how bicyclists …

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