New Colorado bicycle law takes effect |

New Colorado bicycle law takes effect

The Associated Press
Aspen, CO Colorado

DENVER – 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 3 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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