Kansas House Bill 2174, ‘Duty of motorists to maintain 3 foot distance when passing bicyclists’, has been defeated in a 55-59 vote in the Kansas House, according to LJWorld.com:
A proposal to give bicyclists a little breathing room against cars and trucks was defeated in the House, 55-59.
The measure said: “The driver of a vehicle overtaking a bicycle proceeding in the same direction shall pass to the left thereof at a distance of not less than 3 feet and shall not again drive to the right side of the roadway until safely clear of the overtaken bicycle.”
Here’s the background on the bill: 3-Foot Passing Bill Moves Forward in Kansas
The HB2174 page on the Kansas Legislature has not yet been updated to reflect the result of the vote, nor is a roll call of house member votes available online yet.
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