Looking at some of this new law, it is now a lot more in sync with bike/car laws in other states. But that’s not the issue; safety and survival are.
I do most of my getting around on bicycle, so of course I have an interest here.
Face it. There are plenty of idiots on the road. Many of them drive cars (yes, they are allowed to). And plenty of idiots ride bicycles, too. But while that’s good for debate, the real issue is that, in a collision between car and bicycle, you usually know who is going to win. That point tends to end all arguments right there, and it doesn’t really matter at that point who the idiot is or what he’s driving.
And while this new law is great to have in place, it’s still no substitute for safe driving, or safe biking. Or even — what a concept! — being a little considerate of the other guy on the road?