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Safe Passing Legislation gets a media spotlight

PA becomes yet another state to pass a safe passing law to protect people on bikes

It’s true, the safe passing law is now in effect.

HB 170 amends PA’s motor vehicle code to provide the following protections:

  • Every car that passes a bike must give a minimum of 4-feet of clearance at a “prudent reduced speed”
  • No turn by a motorist may interfere with a bicycle proceeding straight (the classic right hook)
  • Bicycles may be operated at a safe and reasonable speed appropriate for bicycles
  • Bicycles must be operated in the right hand lane, or as close as practicable to the right-hand curb or edge of roadway.
  • This does not apply to a bicycle using any portion of the road due to unsafe surface conditions.

It’s garnered a good amount of media attention.  Here’s some of the highlights.

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