Law requiring cars to give bikes clearance takes effect in 2014

The Three Feet for Safety Act is one of several new motorist laws taking effect next year.

It requires drivers to stay at least 3 feet away from bicyclists when passing in the same direction or face a fine starting September 16.

And taking effect January 1, any driver 18 years old or younger may not use wireless devices to read, write or send text-based communications, not even with voice activated or hand-free devices.

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