A bicyclist pedals by

Effective September 16, motorists are required by law, to give at least three feet of space between their vehicles and any bicyclist in the road. According to a press release from the California DMV,  “…When three feet is not possible, the motor vehicle must slow to a reasonable and prudent speed and only pass when no danger is present to the bicyclist. Failing to do so can incur a fine, regardless of a collision or not. This law will take effect September 16, 2014.

With Sacramento having so many bicyclists on the road, either commuting or enjoying or bike lanes, please remember the three feet rule. Make sure to read up on all of the language that’s included in the new law by checking out the CA DMV’s Press Release. You can also follow them on Twitter and Facebook.