Changes in Highway Safety
Two new Kentucky laws are designed to keep motorists and cyclists safer as they share the road. KRS 189.340 was amended to create certain new rules for motorists and cyclists.
First, cyclists shall not ride more than two abreast on a single lane highway unless part of the roadway is marked exclusively for bicycle use. Persons riding two abreast shall not impede the normal and reasonable movement of traffic. See KRS 139.340(2)(c).
Second, a minimum three foot buffer between the motorist and the bicycle when the motorist is passing the bicycles on a single lane road was created. The driver is permitted to cross a double yellow line in order to comply with the three foot minimum distance. See KRS 189.340(1)(a).
If you have a legal issue involving these new laws or any other area of the law, do not hesitate to contact me.