Talking Points Memo

Bicycle Safety & Safe Passing Bill

Bills: House File 513 & Senate File 450

Committee: House Transportation & Senate Transportation

Managers: Rep. John Wills & Sen. Roby Smith

Clarifies passing of bicycles similar to passing of vehicles.

Improves lights on bikes at night

Passing in a no pass zone

Daytime visibility

There was an amendment last year that killed this bill.  We have heard there may be an amendment again.  This bill is about safe driving and prohibiting motorists from buzzing bicyclists, passing dangerously, and driving unsafe. Safe passing should be the standard practice of motorists and illegal if it isn’t.  Daytime visibility is a separate issue that needs more examination.