Tech Times (July 30th, 2015)

Bike Sonar C3FT Is Helping Cops Catch Rude Drivers That Ride Too Close To Cyclists

“If you are a frequent cyclist, chances are you have had a close encounter with a car that was riding a little bit too close to the bike lane. But now a new bike sonar has been developed that is helping cops catch these rude and unsafe drivers.

According to the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL), as of June 24, there are 25 states that have safe-passing laws to make sure that vehicles share the road with cyclists, giving them 3 feet of space to prevent sideswiping accidents.

Florida, one of the states that enforces the 3-foot law, gave out about 500 tickets last year to drivers who failed to share the road. While these laws are enforced, it’s close to impossible for police to know the exact distance between cars and bikes to hand out a ticket or win the case once the ticket is written.



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