In the article “New state bike law requires 3-foot buffer between cyclists, vehicles”, published by Daily Breeze, Partner Bruce Brusavich discusses the legal repercussions of the new California law mandating motorists to leave three feet of space between cyclists when passing on the road. As the cycling community continues to grow in California, motorists must acknowledge their fellow travelers and share the road. Failure to comply with the law will result in fines up to $35 fine for a first offense, comments Mr. Brusavich.
“Plus, there’s a legal presumption the motorist was responsible for any injury, the bicyclist can seek damages in a civil lawsuit as well,” he adds. California is the 22nd state to pass this type of law.