There is a new legislation requiring motorists to give bicyclists at least a few toes of area on Monroe County roads. 

The regulation is committed to Carrie Ray, a Brockport next quality trainer at Barclay Elementary who was struck and killed though driving her bike in Oct of 2019 on Sweden Walker Highway. In Monroe County, at minimum 150 bicyclists are struck by autos every single year, and resulting on average in four fatalities.

“It is my hope that this bill essentially leads to no additional tickets to be written,” Carrie’s spouse, Michael Ray, said. “That if this is capable to educate 1 other man or woman to just take seriously the obligations, to share the highway with many others, that it truly is your responsibility to manage your vehicle in a way that keeps all people all around you protected, to be proactive rather of reactive, we will not have any far more tickets to produce and this monthly bill will have finished particularly what it desires to do.”

“Carrie Ray’s 3-Foot Passing Law to Protect Bicyclists is a important and life-conserving piece of laws,” Monroe County Govt Adam Bello explained in a assertion. “Unfortunately, New York State law doesn’t give concrete steering about how much room we really should give bicyclists on the roads – the law just suggests motorists must continue being a ‘safe distance’ from cyclists. We all know that passing too closely is a hazardous and possibly fatal menace to cyclists and this new law defines a established typical length that will assistance be certain that when our young ones, spouses, moms and dads go out for a bicycle trip on a great day, they are safer and far better guarded on our roadways.”

“This law puts Monroe County at the forefront of bicycle security, as extra than 30 states need a minimum 3-foot length to pass bicycles,” Legislator Rachel Barnhart reported in a statement. “This law will elevate awareness and supply clarity to drivers about how to safely share the street with cyclists.”

Point out regulation says motorists should sustain a protected distance from bicyclists, but this Monroe County legislation place a established length motorists have to have to give bicyclists.