Dan Morgan’s Three-Foot Flag Videos

by editors on April 23, 2014

Like many metro areas around the world, cycling in traffic can be dicey. Recent legislation enacted in 22 states (Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Louisiana, Kansas, Maine, Maryland, Minnesota, Mississippi, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Utah and Wisconsin. Pennsylvania has a 4-foot passing law) require cars to stay at least three feet away from cyclists when passing.

To help drivers better understand what three feet is, Houston, Texas’ Dan Morgan has mounted a flag that protrudes out three feet from the back of his bicycle. He then points a camera at it and records while he rides. When people hit his flag, he turns them (and their license numbers) into the police. Yeah, he goes a bit over the line (“that’s the purpose of the flag, asshole”), but sometimes it takes people like Dan to really ride a point home.

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