Thursday, June 25, 2009

NJ 3 Foot Passing Bill Goes To Vote in the State Assembly This Morning

UPDATE - This Bill Has Passed the State Assembly 78-1. This Bill's future in the State Senate is uncertain as there have been some concerns raised the Senate Transportation Committee.


From our Friends At the New Jersey Bicycle Coalition

23 June 2009ALERT!

A-3912: Scheduled for NJ Assembly Vote on Thursday!
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A-3912, the New Jersey Assembly bill mandating at least a three foot buffer zone between bicycles and overtaking motor vehicles, is scheduled for an Assembly vote on Thursday, 25 June, at 11 AM.

Please contact your Assemblyperson as soon as possible and urge him or her to support this important legislation. You can find contact details for your representative here.The bill reads as follows:"An Act concerning the operation of motor vehicles in certain cases and supplementing Title 39 of the Revised Statutes.Be It Enacted by the Senate and General Assembly of the State of New Jersey:1. The driver of a vehicle overtaking a bicycle proceeding in the same direction shall leave a safe distance between the motor vehicle and the bicycle of not less than three feet until the motor vehicle has safely passed the bicycle. Any person violating the provisions of this section shall be subject to a fine of $100.2. This act shall take effect immediately."