Spectrum News (November 21st, 2016)

Device Makes Sure Drivers Give Cyclists Their Space


Austin Police created its bicycle safety enforcement program in 2013, and new devices will help them enforce the rules of the road.

A grant from the Bike Austin Education Fund covered the cost of two Codaxus devices, which are mounted to bicycles and use ultrasonic radar to measure distance. These devices are accurate down to the inch.

Cars must stay three feet away; trucks and buses must be six feet from a cyclist.

“You want to have this large vehicle pass you with plenty of room, so you are not maybe sucked in by their wind or you have the option to maneuver around obstacles that might be in the road,” said Austin Police Officer Rheannon Cunningham.


Read the full article here: http://www.twcnews.com/tx/austin/news/2016/11/21/device-makes-sure-drivers-give-cyclists-their-space.html