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Posts: 1167
Location: Newport

Posted: Sun Sep. 28, 2008 7:24 pm
As of Jan. 1, 2009, a new state law will require motorists to allow bicyclists at least three feet of clearance when passing, with an additional foot required for every 10 mph increment above 30 mph. The law will also allow bicyclists to pass stationary cars and trucks on the right side when safe and enable bicyclists to use designated traffic turn lanes. To aid motorists, bicyclists traveling at night will be required to wear at least one item of reflective clothing.

Posts: 2086
Location: Newport

Posted: Mon Sep. 29, 2008 7:21 pm
Sounds good to me. Now if the law can only make motorists not paying attention to pay attention, that would be really great.


Posts: 271
Location: Newbury/Newport

Posted: Mon Sep. 29, 2008 7:50 pm
With this law we need posted warning to idiots passing cyclist that they do not have the right to swerve into oncoming vehicle traffic in order to properly pass a biker.
I do believe that a driver with an obstruction in his lane is obligated to slow/hold off passing that obstruction until the other lane is clear & safe.
On another note it was really fun reading the letters to the editors in the Concord Monitor when this bill was being debated at the State House.
Alone in the woods, who stands to be King?

Posts: 884

Posted: Tue Sep. 30, 2008 7:58 am
maybe the government can drive our cars for us as well.
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