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Governor will approve bicycle 3-foot rule

The Baltimore Sun: Governor will approve bicycle 3-foot rule


Gov. Martin O'Malley is planning to sign a bill Thursday that will require drivers to maintain a 3-foot buffer zone between them and a bicyclist while passing. The measure passed late in the General Assembly session after a determined lobbying effort by bicycle advocates.

The measure also applies to vehicles passing motor scooters. Another bill to be signed clarifies when a bicyclist is entitled to use the main roadway instead of the shoulder.