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Group proposes new bicycle roadway laws
New rule would ticket drivers who drive to close to cyclists
by WKSU's STATEHOUSE CORRESPONDENT BILL COHEN


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If you're a motorist passing a bicyclist on a roadway, make sure your car stays at least three feet away from the bicycle. That's the safety rule that bicyclist groups want to put into Ohio law, so that drivers who violate it could be handed a traffic ticket. Chuck Smith is chair of the Ohio Bicycle Federation. He says that a dozen other states already have that kind of law.
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"Arizona, Alaska, Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, Maine, Minnesota, New Hampshire, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Utah and Wisconsin already have these laws on their books" Smith said.

The bill he's talking about will be introduced by State senator Theresa Fedor. She recently rode her bike from Toledo to Columbus to publicize the idea of a new state law that would make it a traffic violation when motorists get too close. Smith also noted that Ohioans own more than 6 million bicycles.

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I bike to get exercise and to save gas. I have experienced being harrassed by cars for being on the road by being brushed. Brushed is when a driver attempts to drive so close the air and car brush you. Some drivers angry about my presence decide to play with my life as a lesson to stay off the roads. I do have the right to be on the road. I do believe with the increase in bicycles on the road, some one should warn drivers a manslaugther charge carries about 20 years.


Posted by: i bike to save gas (cleveland) on September 14, 2009 5:51PM
Rediculous, Bicyclist shouldn't be allowed on the roadway. That should be the new law.


Posted by: sg81469 (Texas) on August 31, 2009 10:56AM
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