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3 Feet for Safety Act

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Since September 2014, it has been State law (California Vehicle Code section 21760) for drivers to maintain a minimum 3-foot buffer when passing a bicyclist in the same direction.  The law is designed to reduce car-bicycle crashes by reminding drivers to give bicyclists more safe space when passing.  A 3-foot passing distance gives bicyclists, motorists and law enforcement a clear sense of what is safe.  If you’re unsure about whether or not you’re giving a bicyclist enough space, it’s best to change lanes before passing them.  For more information about this State law, please visit https://bikeeastbay.org/GiveMeThree.

The Brisbane Police Department also made a video to explain this law.  Check it out on their Facebook page, www.facebook.com/BrisbanePD .