Oklahoma bicycle laws improved; safe passing law

Oklahoma Governor Henry signed the state's new bicycle law on Friday. The law:
1. Re-defines 'bicycle' for the purposes of our vehicle code, eliminating restricting wheel sizes and configurations
2. Eliminates confusing language as to where bicyclists should ride on the road
3. Eliminates the State mandate to ride on sidepaths/sidewalks
4. Eliminates the mandatory side light requirement for bicycles (not reflection)
5. Establishes a minimum safe-passing distance of 3 feet and sets up fines (in addition to other citations and penalties) for injury or death if a motorist hits a cyclist
It looks like we have some catching up to do in Missouri now!