Led by the Palmetto Cycling Coalition, we organized lobby day in partnership with the National Safety Council, Citizens for Safe Streets, Bicycle Corporation of America, Greenville Spinners Bicycle Club, ABATE (motorcycle lobby for SC), and other individuals from around the state. This Alliance of Safe Streets advocates focused on S.723, the Hands Free bill, among a longer list of bills to save lives on the road.
We spoke with dozens of legislators about the importance of the S.723 bill, which has vast support. Challenges were discussed, and we worked through those concerns from legislators patiently, while listening and remembering in order to move the bill further across the comfort zone of those voicing objections.
Stay tuned for more information about this Safe Streets legislative agenda.