Tougher law for reckless driving near bicyclists


Motorists who drive recklessly near a bicyclist will see increases in penalties as well as up to a year in jail and fines up to $2,500: If a violation leads to a permanent injury, it can be a Class 3 felony. It’s considered reckless to drive unnecessarily close to a cyclist; and The law also includes driving too close to a pedestrian, horseback rider or someone driving an animal-drawn vehicle.

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