It's springtime, and that means bicyclists and pedestrians in Ohio are out enjoying the warm weather. To ensure that a healthy pastime or a two-wheeled commute to or from work doesn't lead to an accident, cyclists and drivers must keep an eye out for each other and follow the rules of the road.
A bill being considered by Ohio legislators would make two important changes in the state's traffic laws, specifically as they relate to bicycles. House Bill 154 would establish a statewide requirement that all cars and trucks keep at least three feet away when passing a bicycle. The bill would also change the law to allow all vehicles, bicycles included, to pass through an intersection if the traffic light is malfunctioning and doesn't detect the stopped bike or motor vehicle.