Elmira/Corning Regional Airport
Sen. O’Mara Co-Signs Bike Safety Bill
Written By: Tanja Rekhi
ELMIRA (WENY) -- New York State Senator, Tom O'Mara is honoring the memory of Matt Miller, a bicyclist who was struck and killed by a driver last month.
Senator O'Mara signed as the Co-Sponsor of new bike safety legislation.
If passed, the law would incorporate a bicycle and safety component into drivers education courses and the test.
Local bicyclists hoped Senator O'Mara would take note of the issue at the Awareness Ride held in honor Miller just a few weeks ago.
"hopefully it'll make things safer because motorists will understand the road isn't just their road it's everybody's road. It'll hopefully create a little more respect for cyclists and pedestrians," Said Paul Kingsbury, owner, Kingsbury Cyclery.
The bill still has to be approved by the Senate and the Assembly and signed by Governor Cuomo before becoming law.