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    You still need 20 votes to pass the bill. There are 39 members of the Senate currently. Good luck getting four members to admit they blew it and change their votes.

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    The Washington Post posted an article about the VA legislation:

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/local...a31_story.html

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    The House version of the bill has passed out of the Senate Transportation committee. It will have a second reading on Monday and a final reading, debate and vote on Tuesday. It is still very helpful to contact your senator and them to support especially if your senator is Saslaw who still looks to be a no vote.


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    The Senate passed a substitute bill yesterday, approving riding two abreast and "change lanes to pass."

    Unfortunately the Idaho stop was stripped out, and replaced with a lame provision to convene a "study group."

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    Quote Originally Posted by arlcxrider View Post
    The Senate passed a substitute bill yesterday, approving riding two abreast and "change lanes to pass."

    Unfortunately the Idaho stop was stripped out, and replaced with a lame provision to convene a "study group."
    I'll take small progress over no progress.

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    The bill assigns the "safety stop," aka Idaho stop, working group to the State Police. Having watched the State Police (and its avid supporters in the GA) oppose reform in motorcycle laws over the years, they are historically very resistant to major changes in traffic laws. They opposed allowing motorcycles riding two abreast for years, but that bill finally made it through the legislature in 2012. Virginia became the 49th state to legalize the practice. Motorcyclists were being charged with reckless driving for pulling up alongside one another at traffic lights.

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