Colorado bicyclists have a little more room to pedal

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Denver (AP) - Drivers in Colorado are now required to give cyclists a wide berth.

A new bicycle safety law takes effect Wednesday.

The law requires drivers to give cyclists at least three feet of space when passing or risk a $110 ticket.

The law also makes it a misdemeanor to throw trash or debris at a cyclist.

The Colorado Legislature passed the bill earlier this year, despite objections from some in law enforcement that the space requirement would be hard to enforce.

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