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Old 01-25-20, 01:33 PM
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John E
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Originally Posted by Koyote View Post
This is why every state needs a 'four-foot rule," and it needs to be more widely publicized. Some motorists don't realize that cyclists get blown by the wind, have to dodge debris on the shoulder, etc - and they need a little breathing room.

We have a four-foot rule here in PA, though I am sure most motorists don't know it exists. Still, when a driver cruises behind me, waiting until the other lane is clear in order to pass me with a large and safe margin, I always give a little "thank you" wave as they drive past.

Sorry for yourjppe . That really is a bummer.
We have a 3-foot clearance rule in California, and getting it passed was a long struggle, but we finally did it. There are a lot of bicyclists in my town in north coastal San Diego County, and motorists are mostly pretty well-behaved, although we have our share of the aggressive and/or impatient ones, as well. If your state does not have a safe passing margin law, work with your legislators and your fellow cycling advocates to create one and get the governor to sign it.
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Capo: 1959 Modell Campagnolo, S/N 40324; 1960 Sieger (2), S/N 42624, 42597
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