COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - A new Ohio law requires drivers to allow at
least 3 feet of space when passing bicyclists on the road, though some
cyclists say it's tough to enforce and not a strong enough deterrent
to cars zipping past too closely.
Some Ohio cities, including Cincinnati, Cleveland and Columbus,
already had similar requirements.
The measure that took effect Tuesday is among 17 bills that Republican
Gov. John Kasich (KAY'-sik) signed late last year. It adds the
specific 3-foot passing provision to Ohio law, which previously
required allowing a generic "safe distance."
The Plain Dealer reports Ohio joins more than half the states in the
country in setting that specification as part of law to help protect