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Originally Posted by livedarklions View Post
Yes, cars cause traffic jams, no, that's not a good reason to make bikes do it for no purpose.
Safely passing a person riding a bike on the road is a purpose.

Originally Posted by livedarklions View Post
For this law to do more good than harm, it's going to have to have a bunch of exceptions--don't need to if there's a shoulder, if both lanes are congested, in business districts, etc. The real reason for the move-over laws for police was on interstate freeways, this is just a really bad fit in most places where cyclists ride in large numbers.

Sorry, but it's just nutty to invite the political backlash this would cause. Advocates really need to take a hard look at how the politics of things are starting to turn:
The current 3-foot passing laws are only enforceable with signification investment and effort by local PD. I'd like to understand your opinion on ways to make the roadways safer for people using bikes, and have enforceable punishment for people that fail to yield safe space while driving a vehicle.

BTW - The move-over laws for emergency responders is not limited to highways or simply police.
  • When traveling on a road with two or more lanes, drivers must keep over one full lane away from stopped emergency vehicles with flashing lights activated — ambulance, fire, law enforcement, maintenance, construction vehicles and tow trucks.
  • Reduce speed if unable to safely move over a lane.
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