Our 5-foot safe passing and driver’s education improvement bills are now waiting for a vote in the Senate. We need your help to get them voted out of Committee! Please sign our new Action Alert to send an email directly to your local State Senator to urge them to safeguard Michigan bicyclists by voting YES when the bills are put to a vote.
During a hearing on September 27, 2017, the Senate Judiciary Committee unanimously voted in favor of these bills. The next step to getting these bills signed into law is to get them through a vote on the Senate floor.
If you signed our Action Alerts regarding these bills ahead of the hearing, thank you! This new Action Alert specifically targets your local Senator urging them to vote YES, please sign it even if you have signed previous calls to action.
The 5-foot safe passing bill was reintroduced this year as SB 123 and 170, the driver's education improvement bill as SB 124. Companion bills SB 580 and 581, sponsored by Senator O'Brien and supported by LMB that strengthen distracted driving penalties, are also up for hearing at the same time.
It is extremely important that we get as many signatures as possible to Senators to show the urgency with which this issue must be addressed. Please share the Action Alert by email and on social media to show strong public support for these. With your help, we hope to see these bills move forward quickly!