30 May, 2013

DMV Hates Bikes

The California DMV wants drivers to know that passing a double yellow line is illegal, even when it is necessary to pass safely.

It is impossible to pass safely in this narrow lane.

Amazingly, instructional videos often say one thing and then show the opposite.

California Gov. Brown has repeatedly vetoed the law that would allow drivers to safely pass a cyclists in this situation, requiring 3 feet of space or a reduced speed from the driver (nearly half the states already have this law).  Clearly our Department of Motor Vehicles doesn't understand best practices for biking.