Well it went to the GOV.
Thing is it would be nice to know if this going to be a 3ft passing law? Anyone know? We need some more information.
Bike safety bill heads to Romney
By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
BOSTON — Pedaling around Massachusetts could get a little safer under a bill headed to Gov. Mitt Romney's desk.
Under the bill, bicycle riders would be required to ride in a single file, signal when turning and generally follow the same rules of the road as cars.
If they commit a traffic violation, bicycle riders could be stopped by police and issued a citation of between $20 and $50. The ticket would not effect the bicycle rider's car insurance or the status of his or her driver's license.
Drivers also would be required to take extra care around bicycles, only passing them when it's safe to do so and not cutting them off.
The bill also institutes a stiff fine for the one thing bicycle riders fear most on crowded urban streets: getting "doored."
"No person shall open any door on a motor vehicle unless and until it is reasonably safe to do so and can be done without interfering with the movement of other traffic, including bicyclists and pedestrians," the bill said.
Violators would face fines of up to $100.
After years of trying, outgoing state Rep. Anne Paulsen, D-Belmont, succeeded in shepherding the bill through the Legislature. The House and Senate gave final approval to the bill yesterday.
A call to a spokesman for Romney was not immediately returned.
The bill would establish a training protocol for law enforcement officers to explain the new law.