3 Feet Safe Passing bill approved by committee

This is good news! HB 988 was approved by committee yesterday. But we still have work to do - the phrase "when reasonable" had already been inserted by a subcommittee. Our question is, when is it not reasonable to give cyclists a safe passing distance of three feet? If the lane is too narrow to pass safely, drivers should wait until it's safe to pass. Additionally, as Georgia Bikes Alliance board member Eddie pointed out in subcommittee, most people have a difficult time judging distance off the far side of their cars. Please contact your representative today about this important measure, and ask them to consider a slight amendment to remove the phrase "when reasonable." Because it's always reasonable to protect lives on our streets!