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24

Jun

“Frank’s Law” is the law!

On its last day the General Assembly approved “safe passing” bills H7243A (sponsor: Gemma) and S2706A (Connors) which the Governor has allowed to become law without his signature. Al Gemma took the leadership to get something passed and so it READ MORE

12

Nov

Frank’s Law – City of Warwick Resolution

The Warwick City Council met back on October 20th to vote on whether or not to pass a resolution requiring motorists to give cyclists a reasonable amount of room when passing.  The resolution passed unanimously!  I managed to get my READ MORE

08

Feb

Legislative Priorities 2014

In 2010  the state legislature passed a safe passing law for passing people on bicycles called Frank’s Law.  We were further cheered in 2012 with a revision to the Complete Streets statute. We have been unsuccessful in having the state adopt a READ MORE

20

Apr

Senate hearing 4/24 on vulnerable road user bill

S2214, (sponsor Sosnowski) the bill that ups penalties if a motorist not taking due care injures or kills a bicyclist or other vulnerable road user, is up for a hearing Tues April 24 at the Senate Judiciary Committee, Room 313, READ MORE

25

Jan

New Three Foot Ammendment

Representative Joseph M. McNamara has introduced H5096, which is intended to amend section 31-18-8. Due care by drivers to include: In addition, the driver of a vehicle overtaking a bicycle or other human-powered vehicle must pass the bicycle or other READ MORE

20

Jan

Three Foot Rule

If you’ve been following this blog for a while, then you’ve read about the work Lori DiBiasio has done in promoting Frank’s Law.  We just received word that the RI General Assembly now has official designated this H5074 for consideration.  READ MORE

06

Mar

Great Meeting

If  you didn’t join us last night for our advocacy meeting, you missed out on a great meeting!  We had a lively discussion about the proposed three-foot legislation and whether or not it would help cyclists in any way.  Those READ MORE

26

Aug

Another Death, No Criminal Charges

Just weeks before Frank’s Ride is due to roll out, we get word that the driver responsible for another senseless death will not be facing criminal charges.  According to the Projo article: A Westerly woman who struck and killed a READ MORE