If you’re a bicyclist in Michigan, you might be getting a new law that’s in your favor.
The Michigan legislature has passed a package of bills that would mean motorists would have to pass at least three feet to the right or left of a bike. If it is not practical to do so, the motorist will have to pass at a safe distance at a safe speed.
The bills are expected to be signed into law by Governor Rick Snyder. Currently there is no law mandating a passing distance between bicyclists and cars.
This would bring Michigan closer to most other states in the nation, who use the three foot rule.