Give Me 3 – the campaign continues

The City of Los Angeles and the California Bicycle Coalition are teaming up once again with Senator Lowenthal (D – Long Beach) on a campaign to improve bicyclist safety statewide. Senate Bill (SB) 1464 is designed to overcome the shortcomings of its predecessor, SB-910, which last year was vetoed by Gov. Jerry Brown. Gov. Brown did recognize that the bill offered “some needed and clear improvements to the law”, but concerns raised by the California Highway Patrol and Caltrans ultimately swayed his decision to the negative. Opponents raised concerns over the 15 mph requirement for safe passing. which they felt could cause rear end collisions. Gov. Brown ended his explanation with a call for the authors, proponents, and opponents to send him a bill next year that would solve the problems; SB 1464 does just that. California is hoping to become the 20th State in the country to pass a safe passing distance law. With your help, we can make it a reality. Find out about the latest efforts to pass Give Me 3 on the CBC’s website. We’ll be sure to update you here on the LADOT Bike Blog when major developments occur.

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  1. Mary
    Mary says:

    Don’t we have enough laws? What happened to common sense? If bicycle ridership is 0.6% of all LA City transportation “trips” why the need for another law?

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    • JoJo Pewsawang
      JoJo Pewsawang says:

      Hi Mary,

      This law only seeks to clarify an existing law which only states that cars must pass bicyclists “safely.” SB 1464 seeks to clarify and define the safe passing distance, so that all road users are aware of their responsibilities. Thanks for commenting.

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