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.

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