*** Major victory for bicycle safety and protection in Delaware ***
By Amy Wilburn, Chair, Delaware Bicycle Council
On Tuesday June 28, 2011, the Delaware House unanimously passed SB 38, the state’s “three foot passing” law. The bill now moves to Governor Jack Markell, a cyclist and supporter of green transportation, to be signed into law. With the passage of this bill, Delaware becomes the nineteenth state to have a passing law to protect cyclists. Other states, including Pennsylvania, are currently working on similar legislation. For the full text of the bill, with amendment, as well as the legislative history of the bill, please visit HERE.
The Delaware Bicycle Council wishes to thank Senator Dave Sokola for sponsoring this bill and for working with the Council, the Delaware State Police and DelDOT to ensure that the bill addresses the needs of cyclists. The Council also wishes to express appreciation to Senator Sokola’s legislative aide, Glenn Shipley, for his efforts, to Representative Valerie Longhurst and her legislative assistant, Melissa Hopkins, for spearheading the effort in the House, and to the following other cosponsors: Representatives Schooley, Hudson, Keeley, B. Short and Senator Cloutier.