Colorado Gets Cyclists’ Bill of RightsBy Rocky Thompson on May 12th, 2009
Yesterday the Governor of Colorado Bill Ritter signed a bill that creates fines for motorists who mistreat cyclists. Enforcing the laws will likely be difficult since proving they’ve been broken will be a challenge unless we all start riding with video cameras on our handlebars, but this is a nice first step and it’s great to see the mountain west leading the charge instead of waiting for California to do it. The measure would require drivers to give bikers at least three feet of space ($110 fine for breaking this law) and anyone who throws an empty coffee cup, broken wrench, or cell phone at a cyclist would be subject to a class 2 misdemeanor ($250-$1000 fine and 3-12 months in jail). I wonder if there’s a measure protecting cars from kicked doors and locks smashed through side windows.
via Out There