Make your voice heard in favor of a 3-foot passing law to protect Texas cyclists.
3-FOOT LAW FAILED IN 2019, LET’S SUCCEED IN 2021
The Texas legislature will in 2021 consider enacting a statewide 3-foot passing law for bicyclists. An identical bill was introduced in the 2019 session as House Bill 962, but it died in committee when the legislature adjourned.
That bill offered clear guidance about the buffer necessary to legally pass a bicyclist: (1) at least three feet for a passenger car or a light truck; or (2) at least six feet for a commercial motor vehicle or a truck other than a light truck. The new, 2021 version of the bill, which will be filed as HB554, will be identical.
For more information on the law and how to find your State Representative to let them know you want them to support this bill at the Bike Law blog post