26 Feb Support Bill 74 – 3 foot passing law
We have previously posted about the 3 foot passing law. This law would require motorists to give cyclists a minimum of 3 feet (1 meter) of space when passing, and increased space at higher speeds.
The bill (Ontario Bill 74) received first reading back in May 2010, after being introduced by MPP Cheri DiNovo. A similar bill in Nova Scotia (Bill 93) received Royal Assent in December 2010, making Nova Scotia the first Canadian province to have such a law. Many US States have similar 3-foot passing laws in effect, but to date Ontario lacks such a law. However, when passed, Bill 74 would make Ontario the second province in Canada to have legislated safe-passing.
You can also fill out a form here which will send an email to Cheri DiNovo as well as the Minister of Transportation, Kathleen Wynne.