Pass House Bill 85 - Give Cyclists Three Feet of Room on the Road
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House Bill 85 just passed the Wyoming House of Representatives and is being debated in the Senate.
This bill would require motor vehicles to give three feet of room when passing bicyclists on Wyoming roadways. 24 states have already enacted similar legislation.
In September of 2014, my daughter Amy Bennett was commuting on her bicycle on a bike route to her summer job in Jackson Hole. She was killed when a tractor trailer passed too closely, after they had stopped at a four way stop and she fell underneath its rear wheels as the 18 wheeler pinched her out on the road. Had this law been in place we believe Amy would be here with us today; passing this legislation can save many lives in the future. Amy was a beautiful 23 year old who had just graduated from Northern Colorado University's prestigious musical theater school and was an up and coming Broadway performer in NYC . She had a lead role in Jackson Hole's playhouse for its Broadway caliber summer production.
FIVE bicyclists were killed in 2014 when struck by passing motor vehicles in the state of Wyoming.
As her father, along with friends and Amy Bennett Foundation supporters, we have started this petition to help draw attention to this bill. While it passed the House, it faces an uphill battle in the Senate and needs your support. Three feet is not a lot to ask. And yet, three feet has the potential to help save lives, as well as honor the lives of those already lost. Please consider taking the 30 seconds required to sign the petition and show your support. Thank you.
Terry Bennett - Amy's father
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