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Think outside your vehicle - pick up yard signs at no cost

Posted on: August 31, 2017

Between 2014 and 2016, 44 traffic crashes in Lorain County involved a bicyclist. Ohio law, passed in March 2017, requires motorists to give a 3-foot “safe distance” when passing bicyclists on the road or along the shoulder; to pass a bicyclist safely, motorists must cross the center lane. If there is oncoming traffic, motorists must wait behind the bicyclist before passing.  

To remind motorists to pass bicyclists with 3 or more feet of safe distance, yard signs advertising the law are available at no cost to pick up at the following Lorain County locations while supplies last:

Lorain County JVS in Oberlin
Lorain County Metro Parks - Carlisle Reservation in LaGrange
Lorain County Prosecutor’s Office in Elyria
Lorain County Sheriff’s Office
Oberlin Police Department
North Ridgeville Police Department
Wellington Police Department

“When motorists see these signs while driving, they’ll remember to think outside of their vehicle and to consider the safety of all travelers on the road,” said Kat Evers Solove, health educator at the Lorain County General Health District and coordinator of the Safe Community Coalition. The Coalition works to reduce injuries and fatalities on Lorain County roadways for all travelers including motor vehicle drivers, motorcyclists, bicyclists, and pedestrians.