View Full Version : Attn Texas Cyclists! Call To Legislative Action

05-17-2005, 03:43 AM
Dear fellow Texas Cyclist,

Call Senator Todd Staples, R-Palestine, and urge him to vote for SB 859.

Not since the threat to ban cyclists from all FM roads has there been a greater need for action.

Senator Todd Staples, R-Palestine, has repeatedly delayed and obstructed SB 859. Despite the leadership of Senator Ellis, D-Houston, and Senator Deuell, R-Rockwall, Senator Staples, is making it very difficult to get past the Senate floor.

The Safe Passing Bill will save lives. It would require motorists to pass cyclists at a minimum of three feet. 20 Texan cyclists a year who are obeying all laws are hit from behind by negligent and reckless drivers. To read more about the bill go to the BikeTexas Legislative page: http://biketexas.org/lege/lege_home.html

Email or call Sen. Staples' office and express the importance of his support for SB 859. (512) 463-0103

Email or call your Senator. If you don't know who your Senator is, you can find out at http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/fyi/fyi.htm.

Thank you,
Robin Stallings

Executive Director
Texas Bicycle Coalition

05-17-2005, 03:44 AM
There are only 2 weeks left in the legislative session - if this bill isn't passed in this session it gets to wait until the NEXT session!

Please call, fax, write, e-mail - whatever you can do! Even if you don't live in this senators district - we need sheer numbers!