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The John Paul Frerer Bicycle Safety Act – Three Feet to Pass

Effective, July 1, 2010, the John Paul Frerer Bicycle Safety Act is designed to improve bicyclist safety on Mississippi roads and highways. It is named for a cyclist who lost his life in an auto collision.  This law provides all the rights and duties of a vehicle when a bicycle is operated on a roadway or highway.  It also requires that vehicles passing a bicyclist must leave a safe distance of not less than three feet between the vehicle and the cyclist.  Read through the rights and duties assigned Mississippi cyclists.

Starkville Bike Helmet Ordinance

The City of Starkville has a helmet ordinance that requires all citizens to wear helmets when riding bicycles.  Read the Starkville Bicycle Helmet Ordinance.  Read the Starkville Daily News Article “Split Decision.”