New law requires three feet of passing clearance for bicycles


The Wyoming Highway Patrol (WHP) wants to remind motorists of a new law that went into effect on July 1 regarding bicyclists on the road. The law requires a three foot safety zone when passing bicycles, stating “the driver of a motor vehicle overtaking and passing a bicycle, which is operating lawfully, proceeding in the same direction shall, when space allows, maintain at least a three (3) foot separation between the right side of the driver’s motor vehicle, including all mirrors and other projections from the motor vehicle, and the bicycle.”

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