Good News, Bad News in The Golden State
After refusing to sign similar legislation into law the past two years, Governor Brown has finally relented and signed a three-foot passing law. That's the good news. The bad news is the trivial fines:
Unenforced laws with fines that are so low no one would even notice them isn't exactly a giant leap forward in my mind. Are there any other deadly behaviors that have such low fines for willful violations?
A violation of the new 3-foot requirement would be punishable by fines starting at $35. If unsafe passing results in a crash that injures the cyclist, the driver could face a $220 fine.