Advocacy & Safety - 3 foot law in Colorado?
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Western CO guy
10-07-08, 08:39 PM
Does anyone know for sure if Colorado law requires drivers to leave 3 feet when passsing a cyclist?
10-07-08, 09:41 PM
That is correct.
(Howdy, I'm in GJ also)
Western CO guy
10-07-08, 10:07 PM
Thanks for your reply--but do you find providing a citation to CO law? I looked and could not find.
Here's a searchable database of CO laws, including traffic. I couldn't find a specific reference to a 3 foot rule, just a catch-all about overtaking other vehicles safely.
Try calling your county sheriff's office on their business line, the Summit County Sheriff's office has always been real helpful about answering my questions about traffic law. Then again, the Summit County Sheriff told me he used to be a road bike racer, so law enforcement around here is pretty tuned in to bicycles.
10-08-08, 11:43 AM
Don't think there is such a rule, it's more like a safety suggestion that a penalty rule.
10-08-08, 07:33 PM
For the actual Colorado laws, check out http://bicyclecolo.org/page.cfm?PageID=45
10-10-08, 06:25 AM
I checked my Local Law forums In Va and its only 2ft so that's pretty close considereing the Crank Pedals takes up alot of that SPace,
I saw a bike brushed IN san Diego and the Bike went up in the Air and the rider wound up with a broken back from a little brush of a passing car , the bike was fine not a scratch same on the crate.
But the Guy was Broke for life..:twitchy:
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