SUMMARY OF BILL
REPORTED FROM COMMITTEE
The bill would amend the Michigan Vehicle Code to require the driver of a motor vehicle overtaking a bicycle proceeding in the same direction to pass at a safe distance of at least five feet to the left of the bicycle and, when safely clear of the overtaken bicycle, to take up a position as near the right-hand edge of the main traveled portion of the highway as practicable.
If it were safe to do so, the driver of a motor vehicle could pass a bicycle in a no-passing zone.
The bill would have no fiscal impact on the State and could have a small positive impact on local governments. Any increase in revenue from civil infractions would be dedicated to public libraries.
This analysis was prepared by nonpartisan Senate staff for use by the Senate in its deliberations and does not constitute an official statement of legislative intent.