BCNM Action Alert – Legislation Important to Cyclists Being Considered by the NM State Legislature
The Bicycle Coalition of New Mexico urges cyclists and others to support three bills that have been introduced in this session of the State Legislature. You all already know about SB 290, which BCNM supports.
Please write to your senator and representative expressing your support for the following bill, if you do support them:
1. Senate Bill 17 / House Bill 43, which would prohibit texting while driving. The importance of this bill for the safety of all New Mexicans, but especially for pedestrians, bicyclists, and motorcyclists is obvious.
Here are links to the Senate and House versions of the bill:
2. House Bill 582 is a simple common-sense draft that provides that bicyclists could use their right hand to signal a right turn. Here is the text of this bill:
A draft letter you can use to express your support for all three bills is attached to this e-mail.
You can find contact information for NM state representatives including e-mail addresses here:
Thank you for contacting your Senator and Representative. You can find your Senator and Representative here: http://www.nmlegis.gov/lcs/legislatorsearch.aspx
Diane E. Albert, PhD
Board Member, Bicycle Coalition of New Mexico (BCNM)
League of American Bicyclists LCI #2292
LAB National Board Member
P.O. Box 30548Albuquerque, NM 87190-0548