Monday, December 24, 2012
Bicycling and 3 Feet Laws
The best line in this piece out of San Antonio is..."we don't expect motorists to have a yard stick...we just ask them to give cyclists a wide berth, give them a break." It seems to me that 3 feet laws for cyclists are mostly about the education of drivers in the same way that everyone at least knows that DUI is wrong. That is because of a critical mass that occurred in the last few decades that underscored how unsafe it is to drive drunk. Now it is just (mostly) understood that you shouldn't. In the case of this police sting operation it just reminds people to take a little more care and look out for cyclists. If you hit a cyclist, you have violated the law, but then it is likely too late for the cyclist.