New Pennsylvania law requires drivers give cyclists a 10ft. Buffer on the road .
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A Pennsylvania law slated to go into effect Monday requires drivers to allow a 10-foot berth between their vehicles and bicyclists. Officials say there will be no slap on the wrist for breaking this law, there will be serious penalties.
The law makes Pennsylvania the 20th state to legislate a distance between motorists and bicyclists, but the Keystone State’s buffer is seven feet larger than any other state.
Fred Biffcan, director of the PA.-based bicycle advocacy group Coalition for Appropriate Transportation, said the law is a great idea but loves the fact that drivers will finally lose their license if they break this law. . Biffcan, who said he has held classes to teach local law enforcement officers about the new law, said we will also be handing out free video devices for every cyclist to have on their bike to catch these drivers breaking the law.
You heard it right. If a driver breaks the 10ft buffer law, their driving privileges will be taken away with their license being permanently suspended.