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Bike Month 2013

  The Centre Region Bicycle Coalition (CRBC) and the State College Area School District Physical Education Department (SCASD-PE), in conjunction with the State College Cycling Club (SC3), the Nittany Mountain Bicyclin...

4 ft Law featured in WPSU story

WPSU's Patty Satalia presents an interesting overview of Pennsylvania's recently enacted 4' law. Click this link to listen: http://wpsu.org/radio/single_entry/LL-4468/stories Our V.P. Brian Dempsey is interviewe...

Penn State a Bronze Bicycle Friendly University

Penn State Campus was recently recognized as a Bronze Bicycle Friendly University by the League of American Bicyclists. As with the State College-Centre Region's recent designation as a Bronze Bicycle Friendly Community,...

Touring Presentation Available

You can download and review the slides of our recent touring presentation here:  http://www.centrebike.org/images/downloads/documents/tourpres2012.pdf

Videon receives Bicycle Friendly Business Bronze

 Congratulations to Videon Central, the Centre Region's first Bicycle Friendly Business! Read the CDT story here:  http://www.centredaily.com/2011/09/18/2917948/business-awarded-for-bike-program.html#storyl...

New PA Bicycle Safety Law Signed
Monday, 06 February 2012 15:12

"Pennsylvania enacted a new bicycle safety law on Thursday, February 2, 2012. The new law now requires motorists to allow at least four feet of space between their vehicle and a bicycle when passing a bicyclist.

The law also makes it legal for a driver to cross a double yellow line into an opposing lane of traffic, when necessary to allow for the four feet clearance when passing a bicyclist on the right. If there is oncoming cars in the other direction, the motorist would have to wait until it is safe to pass the bicyclist and provide the mandated four feet clearance.

The law further allows a bicyclist to ride slower on the road than the posted maximum speed, and makes it illegal for a vehicle to cut off a bicyclist when the motorist is turning right.

The law becomes effective in sixty (60) days and is deisgned to reduce injuries which frequently do occur when a bicyclist and driver are involved in a car wreck or car accident. Harrisburg and Central Pennsylvania tend to have more of these types of injury causing accidents due to the rural nature of the area."

Posted by Scott Cooper, Attorney on http://harrisburg.injuryboard.com

Another article in the Morning Call:  http://blogs.mcall.com/capitol_ideas/2012/02/things-government-does-dept-gov-corbett-signs-bicycle-safety-bill-into-law.html 


Full text of House Bill 170 can be found here.

 
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