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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  • by Lori Location: GJ on Aug 6, 2009 at 05:41 AM
    3 feet, oh PLEASE. I had to go around a bicycle who was in my lane and fortunately there was no oncoming trafic because the bicycle was so far in my lane that I had to go into the oncoming lane just to get around. They should be issued tickets for not following the law.
  • by Tl Location: on Aug 5, 2009 at 05:39 PM
    A cyclist obeying traffic laws? Are you kidding? They dont pay any road tax like we have to so why should the obey the law? They want 3 feet? Dont ride in the middle of the road.
  • by Carol Green on Aug 5, 2009 at 02:29 PM
    We had to pass a law that says not to throw trash at cyclists? How sad is that? I hope they are as diligent about making cyclists obey traffic laws as well.
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