Starkville in Motion
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.
- Read the full text of the law: http://billstatus.ls.state.ms.us/documents/2010/pdf/SB/3000-3099/SB3014SG.pdf
- Read an article by the NEMS360.com “Bicycle Safety Topic Back in Focus in Northeast Mississippi“
- Read the Starkville Daily News Article “New Law Set to Increase Bicycle Safety in Mississippi“
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.”