Sunday 29 May 2011

‘3 feet please’ farce

A state law that's supposed to give bicyclists some breathing room on the road has gotten little attention from law enforcement.

Five years after the state first required motorists to give cyclists at least 3 feet of clearance when passing them on the road, only a few hundred drivers have been cited for the offense.

It's made cyclists wonder about the law's effectiveness. Many complain about lack of enforcement and awareness among the driving public. Others consider the law pointless, noting that it's difficult to enforce and that a 3-foot gap may not be enough in many cases.