Drivers who veer into a bike lane could soon face a $50 fine.
The Tennessee Senate approved the penalty Monday afternoon. The measure is meant to discourage drivers from swerving into bike lanes to pass other cars, says state Sen. Becky Duncan Massey, R-Knoxville, one of the proposal's sponsors.
"This is about safety," says Massey. She notes 120 people were killed in Tennessee while walking or biking last year, a 20-year high.