traffic http://kvpr.org en Law Would Give Bikes a Buffer Zone http://kvpr.org/post/law-would-give-bikes-buffer-zone <p>For a third time a California lawmaker has proposed legislation that would require cars to maintain a distance of at least three feet when passing a bicycle. The previous two bills were vetoed by Governor Jerry Brown. Katie Orr reports from Sacramento on why this time might be different.</p> Mon, 29 Jul 2013 19:53:05 +0000 Katie Orr 19140 at http://kvpr.org Law Would Give Bikes a Buffer Zone Bill Would Tack One Dollar on to Many Traffic Fines http://kvpr.org/post/bill-would-tack-one-dollar-many-traffic-fines <p></p><p>A bill that would increase many traffic fines to pay for spinal cord research has passed the California Senate. It also has an unusual mix of supporters.</p><p>The legislation would add a one dollar fee to all moving violations. The estimated $3.5 million a year raised would go to fund spinal cord injury research at the University of California. The floor debate was unusual because some Republicans supported the new fee, while some Democrats opposed it.</p> Thu, 23 Aug 2012 20:09:17 +0000 Marianne Russ 2779 at http://kvpr.org Bill Would Tack One Dollar on to Many Traffic Fines