Bicycles; permits operators to treat a stop sign as a yield sign in certain situations. (SB1263)

Introduced By

Sen. Joe Morrissey (D-Richmond) with support from co-patrons Del. Sam Rasoul (D-Roanoke), Del. Shelly Simonds (D-Newport News), and Sen. Jennifer Boysko (D-Herndon)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Traffic regulations; bicycles. Permits operators of bicycles to treat a stop sign as a yield sign in certain situations. The bill requires the driver of a motor vehicle to change lanes when overtaking a bicycle or certain other vehicles when the lane of travel is not wide enough for the overtaking motor vehicle to pass at least three feet to the left of the overtaken vehicle. The bill also removes the limitations on riding bicycles and certain other vehicles two abreast. Read the Bill »


01/11/2021: Awaiting a Vote in the Transportation Committee


01/11/2021Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/21 21101348D
01/11/2021Referred to Committee on Transportation

Hearing Scheduled

This bill is scheduled to be heard in the Senate Transportation committee on 01/21/2021. It meets on Wednesday, 1/2 hour after adjournment - Senate Room A.

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