SB97: Bicycles, etc.; minimum clearance for passing.

SENATE BILL NO. 97

Offered January 8, 2014
Prefiled December 26, 2013
A BILL to amend and reenact § 46.2-839 of the Code of Virginia, relating to minimum clearance when passing a bicycle, electric personal assistive mobility device, electric power-assisted bicycle, moped, animal, or animal-drawn vehicle.
Patron-- Reeves

Referred to Committee on Transportation

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:

1. That § 46.2-839 of the Code of Virginia is amended and reenacted as follows:

§ 46.2-839. Passing bicycle, electric personal assistive mobility device, electric power-assisted bicycle, moped, animal, or animal-drawn vehicle.

Any driver of any vehicle overtaking a bicycle, electric personal assistive mobility device, electric power-assisted bicycle, moped, animal, or animal-drawn vehicle proceeding in the same direction shall pass at a reasonable speed at least two three feet to the left of the overtaken bicycle, electric personal assistive mobility device, electric power-assisted bicycle, moped, animal, or animal-drawn vehicle and shall not again proceed to the right side of the highway until safely clear of such overtaken bicycle, electric personal assistive mobility device, electric power-assisted bicycle, moped, animal, or animal-drawn vehicle.