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New Law – Passing a bicycle in Ohio

 

Good news for Ohio bicyclists.  The Ohio General Assembly approved House Bill 154 which requires motorists give a three-foot cushion when passing a bicycle in Ohio.  Ohio joined the 27 other States in the District of Columbia that have a mandatory minimum of three feet of separation between motor vehicles and bicycles in passing.  In Ohio there are about 1,500 bicycle-motorist accidents annually.  Hopefully this new law will protect vulnerable bicyclists and reduce crashes.  Ohio Revised Code §4511.27.