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Dallas Morning News
August 6, 2009
Cyclists criticize Texas Gov. Rick Perry over veto of safety measure
Some Texas cyclists are using Gov. Rick Perry's re-election campaign as a platform to lash out against him for vetoing a bicycle-safety measure last legislative session. Among their opponents is the father of a man who is accused of killing two bicyclists in a car accident in Grand Prairie last year. Despite overwhelming support in the House and Senate, Perry vetoed SB 488 in June. The measure would have required motorists to give cyclists and other vulnerable road users at least 3 feet when passing.
By Jon Nielsen