Three Feet for Safety Act

2014 New California Traffic Law

Effect September 16, 2014

Bicycles: Passing Distance.
AB 1371 (Bradford), known as the Three Feet for Safety Act.
It requires a motor vehicle driver passing a bicycle that is proceeding in the same direction to pass with no less than 3 feet between any part of the vehicle and any part of the bicycle or driver.
When three feet is not possible, the motor vehicle must slow to a reasonable and prudent speed and only pass when no danger is present to the bicyclist.
Failing to do so can incur a fine, regardless of a collision or not.

For further details visit DMV website vehicle code link – V C Section 21760 Three Feet for Safety Act

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