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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