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Motorists must give bicyclists wider berth

4-foot cushion of safety required when passing

April 2, 2012
By Kay Stephens ( , The Altoona Mirror

A new law takes effect today requiring motorists to allow a 4-foot "cushion of safety" when passing a bicyclist. It also permits a driver to cross the road's center line, when possible, to create the cushion.

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