Cleveland.Com (March 20th, 2017)

Ohio’s new bike passing law goes into effect March 21

“Starting Tuesday, a new statewide law will require motorists to give bicyclists at least three feet of clearance while passing.

HB 154, which passed in December, makes Ohio one of more than half of the states to put in place a three-foot passing law and brings together municipal efforts to legislate the safety of bicyclists. It updates a previous state law requiring drivers to pass bicyclists at a safe distance.

Across Ohio, Cleveland, Columbus and Cincinnati, as well as Bay Village, already have enacted three-foot bike passing laws.


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