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Bicycling Safely On Georgia Roadways

April 18, 2012
Boy with bicycle helmet smiling

Last spring, Governor Nathan Deal signed into law House Bill 101, which strengthens bicycle safety rules around the state. By requiring that passing motorists give bicyclists at least a 3-foot buffer, HB 101 protects recreational riders and their child passengers.

While this law goes a long way to advance bicycling safety in the state, you should also make sure to follow basic safety rules when you ride. Both the Department of Transportation and the Governor's Office of Highway Safety offer bicycle maintenance checklists, instructions on wearing your helmet, and maps of bike paths and safe routes.

You can also share information produced by Georgia Bikes! with your non-cyclist friends and neighbors. A quick and easy reference for bicycle law and safety, the guide to sharing the road teaches motorists how to spot and safely pass cyclists. Georgia Bike Sense, a state-released guide for bicyclists and motorists, is even more comprehensive.

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