Illinois Governor Signs Bike Safety Legislation

Illinois Governor Quinn signed legislation in a Chicago bicycle shop that is intended to make bicycling safer on Illinois roadways. The law creates penalties for motorists who drive recklessly or unnecessarily close to bicyclists. The governor also sign legislation that will create share the road license plates that will fund an education campaign regarding sharing the road with bicyclist. Hopefully, the legislation will encourage drivers in Chicago to keep a safe distance to avoid accidents and injuries to bicyclists.