SAFE PASSING OF A BICYCLE                                                               S.B. 1077 (S-2):

                                                                                                    SUMMARY OF BILL

                                                                                      REPORTED FROM COMMITTEE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Senate Bill 1077 (Substitute S-2 as reported)

Sponsor:  Senator David Knezek

Committee:  Judiciary

 


CONTENT

 

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.

 

MCL 257.636                                                           Legislative Analyst:  Patrick Affholter

 

FISCAL IMPACT

 

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.

 

Date Completed:  9-27-16                                                    Fiscal Analyst:  Ryan Bergan

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.