FRANKFORT, Ky. (WTVQ) — Legislation aimed at increasing roadway safety for both motor vehicles and bicyclists passed the Senate Transportation committee today.
House Bill 33 would require drivers to keep vehicles at least three feet away from bicyclists during an attempt to pass. If that much space isn’t available, the bill says that the drivers must us “reasonable caution” when passing cyclists.
HB 33’s sponsor, Rep. Jerry Miller, R-Louisville, said such measures are needed to protect cyclists in Kentucky, which has had 15 fatalities in the past two years due to cyclist accidents.
The measure, which was approved by the House on Feb. 9, now goes to the full Senate for consideration.