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Editorial: Three feet too far

Troy Orem

October 8, 2014

To say that bicycles are the scourges of the road is an understatement. They are some of the most inconsiderate users of the public roadways and yet our government continues making special concessions for them. A new law which went into effect Sept. 16 forces drivers to ensure that there is at least three feet (about the length of an open car door) between the cyclist and thems...

Sharing is not just caring: How the Three Feet for Safety Act will help make roads safer for all

Torrey Spoerer

October 8, 2014

On Tuesday Sept. 16, a new state road law cited as the Three Feet for Safety Act, requiring motorists to give bicyclists a minimum 3-foot barrier of space at all times, officially went into effect and made California the 23rd state in the nation to uphold guidelines on measuring space distance when sharing the road. Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa sponsored Assemblyman Ste...

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