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Plano Makes Roads Safer for Cyclists

It's now illegal to throw things at cyclists



    Plano Makes Roads Safer for Cyclists

    Plano is changing driving laws in order to be more bicycle friendly.

    The Plano City Council approved a safe-passing law this week requiring drivers to stay at least three feet away from cyclists while passing in cars or six feet when driving a truck. 

    Motorists are also forbidden from making a right turn in front of a cyclist without leaving a safe distance between them and, finally, that they may not throw objects at cyclists.  Yes, really ... read the ordinance here for yourself.

    Plano joins Fort Worth and Denton as North Texas cities to enact a safe-passing law.  The law goes into effect immediately.