Choosing to commute using bicycles instead of vehicles has gained much popularity over the years. Not only does this allow the commuter to save money on gas and vehicle upkeep and maintenance, but it is also great for the environment! Unfortunately though, cyclists do face many dangers while traveling on the road. Uneducated or distracted drivers pose a huge risk to cyclists, who have much less protection and safety features and are thus much more likely to sustain injuries on the road.
Bicycle accidents are all too common, The state of California alone leads the nation with cyclists accidents resulting in deaths in the year of 2014.
Consider these statistics:
California's "Three Feet for Safety Act" Following the lead of many other states, California passed a law in 2014 (California Vehicle Code section 21760) which requires that drivers maintain a minimum 3-foot buffer when passing a bicyclist.