Jun 29

Updated Jul 02

Tell governor to sign Bike Safety and Dutch Reach Act

A critical bike safety bill has arrived on Governor Rauner's desk and now we need your help to make sure it's signed into law.

Take action today by signing our letter to Governor Rauner.

The bill amends the Illinois Vehicle Code to add information about bike safety to the state's Rules of the Road manual and driver's license exam. The added information includes a description of using the "Dutch reach" method when opening a car door to prevent a "dooring"...

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A critical bike safety bill has arrived on Governor Rauner's desk and now we need your help to make sure it's signed into law.

Take action today by signing our letter to Governor Rauner.

The bill amends the Illinois Vehicle Code to add information about bike safety to the state's Rules of the Road manual and driver's license exam. The added information includes a description of using the "Dutch reach" method when opening a car door to prevent a "dooring" crash if a cyclist approaching from behind.

This past spring the bill passed both chambers with strong bi-partisan majorities. But the final step is still needed.

Tell Governor Rauner to sign HB 5143 to make Illinois streets safer for everybody, especially the most vulnerable users on foot and on bike.

http://go.pardot.com/e/213232/atatakeaction-actionId-AR00147/39kvd/115328869

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  • Not surprised that the first comment here is about cyclists not following rules.

    You know, because no one in a car texts and drives, speeds, rolls stop signs (or blows them entirely), crashes, drives drunk, doesn't use turn signals, blows red lights, makes illegal u-turns, and so and and so on and so on

  • Right. So your explanation totally absolves the bike riders. Gotcha. @@

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