- Associated Press - Sunday, March 26, 2017

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Ohio motorists are now required to provide at least three feet of clearance when passing bicycles.

The Plain Dealer reports (https://bit.ly/2nGHpxr ) a law that took effect this past week expands on efforts by municipalities that had already imposed the three-foot passing rule.

The new law that cleared the state Legislature in December updates an earlier law that required drivers to pass cyclists at an unspecified safe distance.

Ohio joins more than half of U.S. states that now have three-foot passing laws in place. The standard is supported by the American Automobile Association and the League of American Bicyclists.

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Information from: The Plain Dealer, https://www.cleveland.com

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