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Raft of new state laws will affect Silicon Valley

Original post made on Jan 4, 2023

A flurry of California state laws will go into effect in 2023, impacting the daily lives of Silicon Valley residents.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Sunday, January 1, 2023, 12:20 PM

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Posted by David
a resident of Gemello
on Jan 4, 2023 at 12:19 pm

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Here's what the new bill says specifically about passing:
Web Link

"Existing law requires the driver of a motor vehicle that is passing or overtaking a bicycle to do so in a safe manner, as specified, and in no case at a distance of less than 3 feet.

"This bill would additionally require a vehicle that is passing or overtaking a vehicle to move over to an adjacent lane of traffic, as specified, if one is available, before passing or overtaking the bicycle."

So, when a car passes a bike, it must maintain at least 3 feet of clearance, and now, with the new law, must also use the adjacent lane *if available*.

Posted by Steven Nelson
a resident of Cuesta Park
on Jan 9, 2023 at 10:34 am

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David, thanks to the legislative information link. More people, interested in the details of new, and old, laws should use these authoritative state government resources.

BTW, the Legislative Analyst Office (LAO) is the specific source of David's quoted text. This is the 'easy to understand' non-partisan analysis of bills coming before our state legislature. LAO has done a great job over the decades of figuring out what really 'might happen' if a bill is enacted AND HOW MUCH IT MIGHT COST!

School Boards like MVWSD have no independent (of admin) analysis done on changes that staff proposes. {for instance - did Stevenson "Choice Lottery" math draft even make mathematical sense / was it incomplete and hence vague?}

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