· Motorist cannot “Door” cyclists. This means that before opening the doors to a vehicle, motorists must make sure that this action does not interfere with the flow of traffic, whether it be vehicles, pedestrians or cyclists. MGL C.90§14
· Motorists cannot “Right-Hook” cyclists after passing them. Simply put, after passing a cyclist travelling in the same direction, motorists cannot make a right turn unless they are a safe distance away from that cyclist. MGL C.90§14
· Motorists cannot “Squeeze Out” a cyclist. If a motorist cannot overtake and pass a cyclist at a safe distance in the same lane, a motorist must either use the adjacent lane, if it can be done safely, or wait for a safe opportunity to do so. MGL C.90§14
These violations could result in a $50 fine.
Questions regarding this ongoing campaign to protect bicyclists and the motoring public can be forwarded to Sergeant Brian Daly at 413-259-3000 or via email. For additional information on local efforts to promote safe bicycling, see the MassBike Website.