This week, a Senate legislative committee will consider bills that supporters say will make Michigan roads safer for bicyclists.
The package would require drivers to give riders a 5-foot-wide passing zone.
“It is kind of scary to have two tons of fast moving vehicle pass you,” Paul Selden says, “and the closer they pass, the more scary it is.”
Selden directs public safety for the Kalamazoo Bicycle Club. He says requiring a five-foot passing zone won’t prevent every crash, but he believes clarity about the rules will save lives.