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Know Law About Bicycles


Last updated 10/14/2019 at 2:38pm

While riding my bicycle in the White Squirrel Classic through Henderson and Transylvania counties, recently, I was passed in my lane by two oncoming cars passing a cyclist in the other lane. One of the vehicles came within 4 feet of me.

As of October 2016, per North Carolina law, bicyclists are considered a vehicle and have the right to occupy the lane of travel. As stated in the law, passing cyclists must be done so with caution and they are to be given at least 2 feet of clearance. Drivers wishing to pass a bicyclist may do so only when there is abundant clearance and no oncoming traffic...

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