See Baltimore Spokes.
HB 143 is the Safe passing of cyclists and right of way in a bike lane bill. (Ref: http://www.baltimorespokes.org/article.php?story=20080123152825335 )
The hearing is 2/5 1:00 if you want to come and testify in person.
A personal story of unsafe passing would be helpful. And if you have the time use the comment button to post your story or your thoughts about this bill.
Facts: Collision type: The motorist made a right turn and struck the cyclist (4.7% of which 11% were serious or fatal). ... at least 60% of the time, the motorist turned in front of the cyclist ... Bike lanes were involved 8% of the time.
The Most Common Cause of Cycling Fatalities
#3. The motorist was overtaking the bicyclist, cause of the accident unclear.
To find your congressional district: http://mdelect.net/electedofficials/
One Less Car is looking for real life stories that the MD safe passing bill would help with.