Let’s Make 3 Feet the Law
The Safe Passing 3 Foot bill – HB2215 – cleared the Senate Transportation and Energy Committee 3/14/18. Next up is the Senate Judiciary Committee, which is the last hearing for public testimony. After which it needs to pass conference committee and finally on to Governor. We’ll keep you updated when support is needed!
The Safe Passing 3 Foot bill would make clear in Hawaii law that 3 Feet is the minimum safe distance for a motorist to give when overtaking a bicyclist. This basic safety law, which already exists in the majority of states, is a simple way to help ensure that we can all share our roads safely.
HB2215 will make 3 Feet the Law.
HB2215 is scheduled for hearing this Wednesday March 14. We need testimony to help make sure this goes forward! Testimony is due by Tuesday March 13th. (See UPDATE above, no testimony currently being accepted)
Submit Testimony on HB2215 by Tuesday March 13th
- HB2215 is being heard Wednesday March 13th at 1:15pm.
- Testimony is due by Tuesday March 13th.
- No need for elaborate testimony – a simple “I strongly support this” is perfect!
How to submit testimony
|1.||Click here to create an account Hawaii legislator (it only takes a second)|
|2.||Click here for HB2215.|
|3.||Select “Submit Testimony”|
|4.||Write your testimony (it doesn’t need to be long, just “I strongly support this” is fine)|
Testimony must be submitted by Tuesday March 13th. No need for elaborate testimony – a simple “I strongly support this” is perfect! If you want to get more detailed, feel free to pull from HBL’s testimony.
|1.||Click here for our webpage with all the facts on why this is needed, including safety numbers, examples from other states, and FAQs.|
|2.||No need for elaborate testimony – a simple “I strongly support this” is perfect! If you want to get more detailed, feel free to pull from HBL’s testimony.|
Come Out to the Hearing!
Written testimony is powerful, but in-person testimony is even more impactful. If you can, please come out in person to support!
- HB2215 – Wednesday March 14th 1:15pm at at the Hawaii State Capitol conference room 225.
What’s the rest of the process?
HB2215, the Safe Passing 3 Foot bill, is now scheduled before the Senate Transportation and Energy Committee. If we successfully pass this committee, then it must be heard and passed by the Judiciary Committee, and then ultimately go before Senate/House conference committee. And we’re going to need testimony for each of these hearings – so we need to stay involved! In summary, we’ve got a ways to go, but we’re heading in the right direction.