Michigan Could Soon Be Changing Bicycle Laws
There could soon be changes on how much space you need to allow between your car and a bicyclist. A bill up for a vote in Michigan's Legislature would require drivers in the state to allow 3 feet of clearance while passing a person riding a bicycle. According to a report by WDIV, Michigan is among 11 states with no “safe passing” law, and bicyclists have been pushing lawmakers to act as more riders are killed by motorists.
According to the Bike Law Michigan website, in 2016, Michigan bicyclist deaths increased by 15 percent with a total of 38 Michigan bicyclist deaths. It was in the summer of 2016, that five cyclists were killed in the Kalamazoo area. Click here to learn more.
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