We support safely sharing the road. Distracted drivers put pedestrians and bicyclists at greater danger. As a bicyclist and/or pedestrian, you can show your support of SB71.
Statement from the SDBC President: Although SB 70 is apparently dead for this session, I want to thank everyone who contacted legislators, went to cracker barrels, talked to the media, commented on blogs, or did anything else to educate cyclists and motorists about the proposed 3 foot safe passage law. Thank you also to Sen. [...]
SB70 saw its final day as a bill in the South Dakota legislature today, on Thursday, Feb. 18. Senator Jerstad introduced a new amendment relating to use of reflective clothing and bicycle. The purpose of the new amendment would address a concern with an inappropriate penalty. This move failed by voice vote. The original amendment [...]
SDBC remains supportive of the original SB70, requesting a 3ft clearance when passing a cyclists. The amendment – to require reflective material on the person’s bicycle and clothing – only confuses the issue of bicyclists as vehicles and the message to safely share the road. Please, take this opportunity to cultivate your relationship with your [...]
SB70 will likely be considered by the senate this week. Please contact your senator and remind them that you’d like to see this bill pass. RE: SB 70, Three Feet Safe Passing Legislation Dear Members of the Senate Transportation Committee, Thank you for considering the proposed legislation that would define the minimum safe distance for [...]