SENSOR RIG FINDS OUT IF MOTORISTS ARE SHARING THE ROAD WITH CYCLISTS
“Apparently there’s some cause for concern when it comes to bikes and automobiles sharing the roads in Austin, Texas. [Christopher Stanton] wrote in to tell us there’s a law on the books now that requires motorists to give three feet of space when passing a cyclist. This is pretty difficult to enforce as there’s no solid proof like the radar gun provides when it comes to speed limits. The hardware above is seeking to help by collecting data on passing habits. It measures and records the distance of each vehicle that passes you while on the bike. The goal isn’t to ticket more drivers, it’s to collect statistical data that might help change dangerous driving habits.
Read the full article here: http://hackaday.com/2012/03/07/sensor-rig-finds-out-if-motorists-are-sharing-the-road-with-cyclists/