Do ‘safe passing’ regulations really make it safer for cyclists if they’re not enforced?

It isn’t often that lawmakers spend years shepherding legislation they know will likely not be enforced. Yet when it came to state Rep. Ron Miller’s “Safe Passing” bicycle bill — a law designed to give cyclists a buffer from drivers — that’s exactly what he foresaw. “From day one, we suspected it would be very hard to write citations, because it’s a judgment call” for law enforcement, says Miller, a York Republican.