- Associated Press - Tuesday, July 7, 2015

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) - Wyoming Highway Patrol is reminding motorists that a new law has taken effect requiring a three-foot buffer around bicyclists when passing.

The Casper Star-Tribune reports (https://bit.ly/1J1D3Qs ) that the law, which went into effect July 1, carries an enforceable fine of $70 dollars.

The law requires motorists to give at least three feet of separation when they are overtaking a bike that is going in the same direction. But it only requires that if “space allows” and if the bicyclist is riding lawfully.

The law was passed in January after a deadly year for cyclists, with five cyclists killed in 2014.

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Information from: Casper (Wyo.) Star-Tribune, https://www.trib.com

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