Currently, if you're driving a car, you have to give a cyclist at least two feet. But starting next week, motorists will have to give bike riders a three foot berth, or they could face a hefty fine.A few years ago, Karen Mullins' husband was riding his bike in Richmond when he was struck and left bleeding on the side of the road.
Thankfully, he survived but was hospitalized."It's really difficult to not be overcome with anger of that, that someone could just hit someone and keep driving," Karen said.
"You must wait until there's a hash mark and it's safe," Reeves explained.
He also said officers will be able to use discretion and in many cases, he expects bike riders to pull over and let oncoming traffic pass. If drivers fail to do so, they could pay fines issues by a judge and will get three points on their license.
The new law goes into effect on July 1.
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