Please write to your delegate today February 9, 2011.
The House will consider Sen. Ryan McDougle's Three Foot passing law, SB 928 on Thursday, February 10th in the early morning.
This bill passed the Senate unanimously and now needs your support. The legislation will change the minimum passing distance between cars and bikes to 3 feet (from 2 feet).
Sample email text and contact information is below.
Please note we ask you withhold contacting Del. Oder on this topic. Our advocates have spoken with him and he has already agreed to support in Senate.
Please support Sen. Ryan McDougle's Three Foot passing law, SB 928.
This bill will increase the required passing distance between cars and bicycles from 2 feet of space to 3 feet of space. This small increase can make the difference between life and death for people who have no means of transportation other than a bicycle and for those who try to enjoy cycling for exercise and recreation.
In 2009, over 610 people on bicycles in Virginia were either seriously injured or killed in crashes with cars. SB 928 offers an immediate means for saving lives.
Chairman: May, Joe T. /Loudon 804 698-1033
Oder, G. Glenn/Newport News 804 698-1094 firstname.lastname@example.org PLEASE DO NOT CONTACT
Carrico, Charles W., Sr. /Galax 804 698-1005
Cosgrove, John A./Chesapeake 804 698-1078
Rust, Thomas Davis/Herndon 804 698-1086
Hugo, Timothy D./Fairfax 804 698-1040 email@example.com
Scott, Edward T./Culpeper 804 698-1030
Tata, Robert/VaBeach 804 698-1085 firstname.lastname@example.org
Villanueva, Ronald A./VaBeach 804 698-1021
Comstock, Barbara J./Fairfax 804 698-1034
Garrett, T. Scott/Lynchburg 804 698-1023
Cox, John A./Hanover 804 698-1055
Cleaveland, William H./Roanoke 804 698-1017
Habeeb, Gregory D.
Ward, Jeion A./Hampton 804 698-1092
Ebbin, Adam P./Arlington 804 698-1049
BaCote, Mamye E./Newport News 804 698-1095
Brink, Robert H./Arlington 804 698-1048
Toscano, David J./Charlottesville 804 698-1057
McQuinn, Delores L./Richmond 804 698-1070
Carr, Betsy B./Richmond 804 698-1069
Filler-Corn, Eileen/Fairfax 804 698-1041