The only reason that Beverly Hills Police Department posted these sensible safety tips in the wake of the safe-passing law is that it cribbed it right from CHP. If only the city would issue a press release or post road safety/ride safe tips on the website!
At long last, those who ride a bicycle in California enjoy some protection as vulnerable road users under the state’s vehicular code. The new law, Three Feet for Safety Act (section 21760), for the first time specifies what ‘safe passing’ means to riders and drivers. When passing riders in the same direction, drivers must allow a three-foot margin. And if there’s not three feet available, the driver must slow and pass when there is sufficient room to present no danger to the rider. Continue reading