California's newest bicycle safety act, called the Three Feet for Safety
Act, took effect on Sept. 16, 2014. The law requires that drivers passing
a bicycle that is traveling in the same direction maintain at least 3
feet of distance between any part of the vehicle and any part of the bicycle
or rider. When 3 feet is not possible, the driver is required to slow
to a “reasonable and prudent speed” and pass only if there’s
no danger to the bicyclist. Violations can result in a fine, regardless
of whether a collision or injury to the bicyclist results.
If you, or someone you love, has been injured in an auto versus bicycle
call my office to speak to a lawyer to find out about your rights.