I think of that nearly every time I drive past someone on a bicycle. I was glad to see in the big stack of end-of-session bills that landed recently on Gov. John Kasich’s desk was one that requires Ohio motorists passing a cyclist to leave at least three feet of clearance between their vehicle and a bike. Kasich signed it into law on Monday.
Previously, drivers had to leave safe distance. Now it’s spelled out. Some cities, such as Dayton, already had the three-foot rule. Dayton has also in recent years gone to some effort to establish clearly marked bike lanes on many of its main streets, especially downtown.