Cyclists Get Three Feet. That’s the Law.


As the weather warms – cyclists are taking to Connecticut roadways in growing numbers.

Did you know that in this state, car and truck drivers must stay a safe distance from all cyclists they meet on the road?  This law, enacted in 2008, states: “safe distance means not less than three feet when the driver of a vehicle overtakes and passes a person riding a bicycle.”   Failure to do so can lead to fines.  Connecticut is currently one of twenty-two states with this requirement.

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