Evaluating High Visibility Enforcement of Bicycle Passing Laws (NHTSA Study, released 2022)

The NHTSA Bike HVE report and Traffic Tech were published relating to the two city passing distance intervention study using the C3FT device.

Available in the NTL/ROSAP/Behavioral Safety Research Collection:

Evaluating High Visibility Enforcement of Bicycle Passing Laws – DOT HS 813 248


Evaluating High Visibility Enforcement of Bicycle Passing Laws, Traffic Tech, Technology Transfer Series – DOT HS 813 249


They are also available via the NHTSA.gov website:



Knoxville police promote bike safety (September 12th, 2018)

“The Knoxville Police Department’s Minimum 3 in Tennessee is going to enforce a law that has been the law for over a decade,” said bike law attorney Amy Johnson. 

Since 2012, the City of Knoxville has more than tripled its bicycle lanes covering nearly 17 miles, and now the “Minimum 3 in Tennessee’” campaign will be enforcing it more than ever with ultrasonic devices known as C3FT. 

Read more here:


Grand Rapids Police using radars to enforce bike safety laws (July 10th, 2018)

The Grand Rapids Police Department received some new gadgets on Tuesday that officials say will help them enforce the five-foot distance required by drivers when passing a cyclist.

The ultrasonic radar attaches to an officer’s bicycle and captures the distance between the handlebars and passing vehicles. If a car is within five feet of the bike, the device blinks red and records the incident.

Read more here:


GHSA 2017 “A Right to the Road: Understanding & Addressing Bicyclist Safety”

Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) has released their “A Right to the Road: Understanding & Addressing Bicyclist Safety” report which was funded by State Farm. It analyzes national data to understand fatal bicyclist-motor vehicle crash characteristics, offering 30 actions steps to help State Highway Safety Offices and local communities assess and improve their current bicyclist safety programs.

The report specifically covers safe passing and the C3FT on pages 38 and 39. Officer Simmons of the Chattanooga Police Department who heads up their Chattanooga Safe Bicycling Initiative is quoted as saying “It [C3FT] has worked flawlessly”!

The report page is available here: http://www.ghsa.org/resources/bicyclist-safety2017

The report document (PDF) is here: http://www.ghsa.org/sites/default/files/2017-08/2017BicyclistSafetyReport-FINAL.pdf

After the report was released a webinar was conducted covering the data presented in the report.

The webinar recording is here: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5969205031339182595

The associated webinar slides is here: http://www.ghsa.org/sites/default/files/2017-08/082917bicyclists_FINAL.pdf

C3FT v3 has been released!

August 22nd, 2017

We are excited to announce that C3FT v3, the third generation of the C3FT device, has been released!

Version 3 builds on the success of the v2 platform by integrating a range of usability and functionality improvements driven by 2 years of real-world use with feedback from US and International enforcement agencies, municipalities, and advocacy groups.

Consisting of a single integrated unit, C3FT v3 features toolless installation and removal to simplify deployment and make field adjustment possible. It is designed to deploy on any bike configuration or handlebar style without requiring modifications to the bicycle. The sensitive ultrasonic detector is mounted on an adjustable arm and provides fast, accurate, and reliable distance measurements which are displayed on a high-brightness numerical display. This measurement and the associated threshold setting is available in either inches (8 – 99) or centimeters (20 – 250) and is user configurable.

For more for a full feature list and additional photos, please visit the C3FT v3 product page.

As always, if you have additional questions feel free to get in-touch with us via out Contact page; or if you would like a formal quote, our Request Quote page.

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