3 Feet is the Law – Time to Implement
With the passage of Act 47, the Safe Passing 3 Foot law became Hawaii law. The new law was the result of a tremendous advocacy effort, now to the hard part – implementation. We are asking for your involvement in helping us develop a multi-faceted campaign to build awareness about the law and it’s importance, to include PSAs, educational materials and graphics, bumper/bike stickers, police outreach, and other items. Please respond to firstname.lastname@example.org to step forward to help us.
What is the Safe Passing law?
The Safe Passing 3 Foot law requires that motorists provide a minimum of 3 feet of separation when passing a bicyclist. The Safe Passing 3 Foot law amended the existing Hawaii Revised Statutes 291c-43 – which already required safe passing – to state specifically that 3 feet is the minimum safe passing distance when a motorist overtakes or passes a bicyclist. Click here for more details on why it’s important.
Implementation Campaign & Your Help
The point of the Safe Passing 3 Foot Law is to change behavior and to accomplish this we need a LOT of education and some enforcement. Our plan is to develop a multi-faceted campaign:
- PSAs (both radio and TV)
- educational materials & graphics (for social media, print, website)
- bumper/bike stickers
- t-shirts and other apparel that can spread the message
- police outreach/engagement
- any other thoughts?
If you can help with any of these, we need you! Please contact email@example.com to get involved!