To the editor:
This letter is in response to your article by Brandon Gee on March 31: Proposal worries cyclists.
What worries me, as a cyclist for 69 years, (yes I still ride 10 hours per week) is that this bill will not pass.
Senate Bill 148 passed the House on March 30. It now goes back to the Senate for a final touch up, then on to the governor for signature.
I have been tracking this bill since before the Senate passage. I have written Rep. Baumgardner twice about this bill with no response.
The main reason I support this bill is that it requires motorists to give at least a three-foot clearance to a cyclist.
And it allows the motorist to cross a solid line to do it. I have been passed by tractor-trailer rigs with less than three feet, and that is scary.
With so many of the roads in the county having less than two-foot shoulders, we cyclists are forced to ride in traffic lanes.
Please share the road.