New Traffic Law Effective September 2014 the 3 Feet for Safety Act - this blog was written by TicketKick.com, Your Go-To Resource for Beating Traffic Tickets.
There is a new traffic law (starting September 16, 2014) drivers will need to become familiar with. Referred to as the “Three Feet for Safety Act”, drivers will now be required to give three feet of breathing room when passing a bicyclist. If a driver is unable to give three feet of space due to traffic or the road pattern, then the driver can only pass if the pass can be done safely and do so at a reduced speed.
Drivers can be fined anywhere from $100 – 220 depending on whether it is a first offense, a subsequent offense, and whether the bicyclist was injured.
It is not clear yet whether the violation (which is an infraction) will add a point to a driver’s motor vehicle record however it most likely will add a point because currently the passing of bicyclists is covered by Section 21750 (does not specify a passing distance like the new law) and this carries one point. - this blog was written by TicketKick.com, Your Go-To Resource for Beating Traffic Tickets
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