Passing A Bicyclist? New Michigan Law Says Give Them At Least Three Feet
If you're driving a vehicle in Michigan and come up on a bicyclist and want to pass them, a new law says you must give them at least three feet of space. The law was signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on Friday.
According to MLive, the new law requires you to give bicyclists at least three feet of space when passing them in your vehicle when it can be done successfully. If a successful pass within those parameters can't be done, then your vehicle has to pass at a distance that is safe and at a safe speed to the right of the bicyclist.
If you don't do any of this, you're breaking the law.
The new law came to be due to a 2016 bike crash in Kalamazoo where five people tragically lost their lives.
Get more details from the MLive article here.