We need your help to make our state a safer place to bike!
While New York State currently has a safe passing law, it leaves a lot to be desired. It’s ambiguous and isn’t easy to enforce. Each person can interpret what “a safe distance” means in their own way.
In order to resolve this issue and make our roads safer, New York State needs to adopt a law that requires a minimum safe passing distance of at least 3 feet. This means that every person who is driving a motor-vehicle must pass people who are biking by giving them at least 3 feet of space.
There’s no reason this shouldn’t be part of the existing law and we need your help to make it a reality. Please take a moment to email your legislators.Tell them that you support the implementing a 3 foot safe passing law because it means safer roads and streets for our friends, families, and communities.