Ritter to sign bill protecting rights of cyclists
Aspen, CO Colorado
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. ” Gov. Bill Ritter plans to sign a bill Monday aimed at protecting the rights of cyclists.
The measure (Senate Bill 148) requires that drivers give cyclists at least three feet of space when passing or risk a $110 ticket.
Anyone who throws an object at a cyclist could be charged with a class 2 misdemeanor. That carries a fine of between $250 and $1,000 and a possible sentence of three to 12 months in jail.
The bill was sponsored by a bipartisan pair of avid cyclists ” Republican Sen. Greg Brophy and Democratic Rep. Mike Merrifield. It will take effect Aug. 5.
The governor plans to sign the bill along with six others Monday in Colorado Springs.
Olympic ski racer Mikaela Shiffrin took time out of her busy preseason training schedule Tuesday to address the community at the Westin Riverfront Resort and Spa in Avon.