New law aimed at protecting bicyclists

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Governor David Ige signed HB 2215 (Act 46) into law, which requires drivers to allow at least three feet of separation between the driver’s vehicle and the bicycle when passing or overtaking the bicyclist.

“The passage of this bill highlights our commitment to ensuring that cyclists are safe on our roads, and that Hawaii becomes a more bicycle-friendly community,” said Governor Ige. “I am happy to sign this bill and make Hawaii the 37th state in the nation to make this commitment.”

Act 46 takes effect on July 1, 2018.

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