In the wake of several vehicle collisions that have left bicyclists dead or injured, legislators are proposing a law that would make it a legal requirement for automobiles to give bicyclists a minimum clearance of three feet when passing.
SB 1464 has passed the state Senate and is up for a vote by the Assembly Friday.
As with other places in California, the greater San Gabriel Valley has some spots that are very popular with bikers: the Angeles Crest Highway and Glendora Mountain Road both see a lot of bike traffic on weekends.
There were several notable fatal accidents in 2011 in Pasadena, a serious involving bikers in Monrovia last month, and a in January of 2012 also in Monrovia.
However, who believe that bad cyclist behavior is a major problem on the road that also leads to accidents.
So we want to know what you think: will this law help decrease cyclist accidents? Or do you believe that bike accidents will only decrease if cyclists start doing more to obey the law? As a driver, do you think this law will impact how you drive? As a cyclist, will you feel more protected under this law or not?
Tell us what you think in the comments section and vote in our poll below.