ANNISTON, Ala. (AP) — A state Senator has pre-filed a bill for the 2014 legislative session requiring drivers to give cyclists at least three feet of space in passing.
Republican state Sen. Gerald Allen told the Anniston Star drivers have shouted for him to get off the road or have thrown bottles at him during bike rides in the past.
Allen says many drivers are likely unaware cyclists have the same rights under state law to occupy the road as drivers do.
Members of the local cycling community, including Mike Poe of the Northeast Alabama Bicycle Association, say they support the bill.
The newspaper reports 23 others states — including every state that borders Alabama — have similar laws.
Those who support the bill acknowledge that it may be hard to enforce.
Information from: The Anniston Star
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