Following too closely; includes bicycles, mopeds, etc., increases minimum clearance. (SB1060)

Introduced By

Sen. Bryce Reeves (R-Spotsylvania) with support from co-patrons Del. Mark Cole (R-Fredericksburg), Del. John O'Bannon (R-Richmond), and Sen. Ryan McDougle (R-Mechanicsville)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Following too closely; passing other vehicles. Includes bicycles, electric personal assistive mobility devices, electric power-assisted bicycles, and mopeds among vehicles that the driver of a motor vehicle shall not follow more closely than is reasonable. The bill also increases from two feet to three feet the minimum clearance between a passing vehicle and an overtaken bicycle, electric personal assistive mobility device, electric power-assisted bicycle, moped, animal, or animal-drawn vehicle. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/08/2013Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/13 13103493D
01/08/2013Referred to Committee on Transportation
01/23/2013Reported from Transportation (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/25/2013Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/28/2013Read second time and engrossed
01/29/2013Read third time and passed Senate (30-Y 9-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2013Placed on Calendar
02/05/2013Read first time
02/05/2013Referred to Committee on Transportation
02/06/2013Assigned Transportation sub: #2
02/13/2013Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (4-Y 1-N)
02/14/2013Reported from Transportation with substitute (18-Y 4-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2013Committee substitute printed 13105197D-H1
02/15/2013Read second time
02/18/2013Read third time
02/18/2013Committee substitute agreed to 13105197D-H1
02/18/2013Defeated by House (42-Y 55-N)
02/18/2013VOTE: DEFEATED (42-Y 55-N) (see vote tally)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 2 clips in all, totaling 10 minutes.