Give Me 3 campaign goes Statewide!
Thread started by Roadblock
at 05.20.11 - 2:58 pm
Ridazz! Last year, we held a contest in collaboration with LAPD, LADOT, LACBC, and our community to create a PSA campaign in Los Angeles. That unholy alliance produced the GIVE ME THREE campaign that is now going statewide in an effort to pass SB910. Our very own Danny Zuko came up with the slogan which was chosen from hundreds submitted by all you Ridazz. When the Mayor fell off his bike he fast tracked the campaign onto the streets and it's moving forward.... Give yourselves a round of applause! We were the butterfly that created this storm! Congrats!
Give Me Three goes Statewide!
Time to get politically active, contact your Assemblyman and tell them to support the 3-foot passing law.
The California Bicycle Coalition is telling us that the Safe Passing bill faces full Assembly vote. Senate Bill 910, faces a decisive hurdle later this month when it goes up for a vote by the full Assembly.
SB 910 has won every vote so far in the full Senate and two Assembly Committees despite a campaign of misinformation and fear-mongering by the Teamsters and AAA, which oppose the bill. We don't expect these opponents to let up when the bill reaches the Assembly floor, where SB 910 faces the last critical vote before going to Gov. Jerry Brown for his signature.
SB 910 would specify three feet as the minimum clearance when drivers pass bicyclists from behind. Existing California law only requires drivers to pass at an unspecified "safe distance," but the lack of a specific standard means drivers don't actually know what's considered "safe" until they're stopped for violating the law.
Meanwhile, far too many bicyclists suffer unnecessary close calls and preventable collisions. Forty percent of bicyclists who are killed in vehicle collisions die because of such collisions -- it's the leading cause of bicyclist deaths.
In the coming weeks we'll be urging Californians who care about safer roads to express their support for SB 910 in emails and letters to their Assembly members. Learn more about our Give Me 3 campaign for SB 910 at givemethree.org.
responding to a comment
08.3.11 - 3:30 pm
California Governor Jerry Brown vetoed SB 582, the bill that authorizes transportation planning districts to mandate commute benefits that encourage transit, vanpools and bicycling to work.
08.3.11 - 3:37 pm