Suffolk County Executive to announce new bike safety law

Suffolk County Executive to announce new bike safety law

East Farmingdale, NY-  Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone, is expected to announce on Tuesday, a new law to make bike riding in the county safer.  According to a press release from the County Executives office, “the new law, requires drivers to pass on the left and provide bicyclists with at least three feet of space when passing them on the same side of the road. Violations of this law are punishable by a fine of $225 for the first offense, $325 for the second offense, and $425 for any subsequent offenses”.

Photo: A cyclist passes a memorial on the Hudson River Park bike path, Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2018 in New York. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)