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Old 05-08-2013, 03:43 PM   #1
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Anyone here about the new law Houston just approved. Autos must give 3 feet of clearance to anyone "not in an automobile" walking,bicycle. Commerical trucks are 6 feet. I couldn't find if this included motorcycles. Anyone?
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Anyone here about the new law Houston just approved. Autos must give 3 feet of clearance to anyone "not in an automobile" walking,bicycle. Commerical trucks are 6 feet. I couldn't find if this included motorcycles. Anyone?
I highly doubt it. This is the state where warnings are the harshest penalties issued to drivers that kill motorcycle riders.
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Found this. Kind of unclear.

http://blog.chron.com/thehighwayman/...cil-wednesday/

I do know that a study found that auto drivers are more likely to get closer to a bicyclist with a helmet on than one without. They subconsciously feel the operator is safer with the helmet on so they get closer. Same study found that if you have long blond hair they will give you an extra 5 feet... So should I glue a wig to my helmet?
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Anyone here about the new law Houston just approved. Autos must give 3 feet of clearance to anyone "not in an automobile" walking,bicycle. Commerical trucks are 6 feet. I couldn't find if this included motorcycles. Anyone?
Seriously? I think they'd ticket them for giving us space...heck, I'm virtually positive there's a point system for hitting us.

All kidding aside, we're considered automobiles - so ....count yourself lucky they don't pass you in your own lane.
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Seriously? I think they'd ticket them for giving us space...heck, I'm virtually positive there's a point system for hitting us.

All kidding aside, we're considered automobiles - so ....count yourself lucky they don't pass you in your own lane.
Who says they don't try now? lol. So are you saying I should just get the blond wig?

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Channel 2 says this:

Vulnerable road users are defined as a walkers or runners; the physically disabled, such as someone in a wheelchair; a stranded motorist or passengers; highway construction, utility or maintenance workers; tow truck operators; cyclists; moped, motor-driven cycle and scooter drivers; or horseback riders.

That sounds like it includes us. But 3 feet? I cringe when a car changes lanes behind me and gets within twice that distance.
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i think its bs that you have to move over for tow truck drivers. obviously they have a pretty good lobbying to get classified as a first responder when being on the scene of an accident first has nothing to do with it.
Its a blatant law for the stupid......gotta protect the morans.......I am sure most of you have had to deal with a tow driver at some point. They are not the brightest crayon in the box.
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all this means is that people should be doing what they're SUPPOSED to be doing already but since nobody in this city knows how to drive they dont: Give plenty of space before/after over-taking.

Rarely do people do it on the highway, everyone LOVES to pass and cut you off with 0 feet of space in between i swear to its like people instinctively want to drive in packs or groups like animals.
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