Mass. Governor Baker Signs Bill Into Law To Protect "Vulnerable" Road Users

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CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — Governor Charlie Baker signed a bill into law on Sunday to help make roads safer for "vulnerable users" who roam the roads without a vehicle.

Kevin of Cambridge rides his bike to work every day and believes the new law will be a "great amenity to the neighborhood."

"It would definitely add not only to the biking experience, they slow down traffic," Kevin said.

The new law will expand the space drivers need to have between their cars and "vulnerable road users" including bikers, pedestrians, skateboarders, etc. When passing "vulnerable road users" people driving motor vehicles will need to keep a distance of at least four feet.

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"For bicyclists and for traffic I think it's a good idea," Jim of Cambridge said.

Governor Baker signed the bill on Sunday, making it one of the last bills he will sign into law as Governor.

"Change is hard but we will adapt," Jim said.

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