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The California Highway Patrol issued a press release about the three foot law that takes effect on September 16, 2014. They provide two paragraphs about the law, and three paragraphs with six bullet points explaining how children on bikes should be more responsible for traffic safety than the entitled, whining adults are in their automobiles.
I’ve added the highlighting. Note also the instruction for children to “ride as far right as possible.”
The onus of responsibility on traffic safety lies on those controlling the more dangerous equipment. Teaching children the rules of the road is fine, but a press release directed to motorists reminding them of their ethical responsibility not to kill people is probably not the right place for this instruction.
You can view the original here.