3 Feet is Not Enough
The 3 feet law has done a good job of making it aware to cyclists that they should be getting this much room from vehicles while out cycling….but I have a feeling that if you asked drivers what they think of the law, they would say “What is the 3 feet law?”.
Yeah, I may just be flying off on something once again but I don’t feel the 3 feet law is helping things too much. Not only is it something many drivers don’t know exists, but how exactly do you measure 3 feet anyway?
In my opinion, it would be much better if the law required drivers to slow down while passing cyclists. Because at high speeds, there isn’t much time for a driver to judge their distance and give enough room. Plus there is so much margin for error when navigating around cyclists when driving fast.
I don’t know about you, but I definitely don’t get 3 feet from vehicles when passing…and the only time it really bothers me is when they are flying by at high speeds. Of course it would be fantastic to get at least 3 feet in addition to them driving by at a slower pace. Maybe it should be 3ft/40mph law.
Once again, I’m asking for your feedback on things. I have my opinions, but always open to thoughts and comments on what goes on in my mind. What do you think of the 3 feet law? Is it the way to go or is something better?