On March 21, 2017 Ohio’s three-foot passing law becomes real. Is it good or less than what we want or need? Of course we always want more… who doesn’t? But is this law enough?
Maybe. But it is all we have for now so we must learn to use it as best we can until our legislators create something better, which may be a long wait. They could have put more teeth into the punishment side of it, like castrate those who intentionally drive too close. But then, how do we prove any such thing anyway?
Our local Elyria Bicycle Advisory Committee created a one-page news brief on this subject and that covers it pretty well, in what is good and less than good about the new law. that article is accessible here: 3-foot bike law