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California Cyclists Are About to Get Three Feet of Breathing Room

A new law mandates that drivers give cyclists a three-foot buffer and "slow to a speed that is reasonable and prudent" when passing. About time.

California cyclists are about to get a bit more breathing room on the roads with the passage of a long awaited safety bill through the state Assembly on Monday. The bill would mandate a three foot buffer between passing vehicles and cyclists—at least 20 other states already have such a law in place. Pennsylvania leads the bike safety race with a four foot buffer passed into law this spring.

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