Law To Protect Cyclists

With more than 90 accidents involving bicycles being reported to police in the past four years, Elkhart City Council members will consider a new law to better protect cyclists. Stats show one in five drivers took off without waiting for police after colliding with cyclists. The review also suggests that motorists were at fault in more than a third of the incidents. That has prompted city officials to consider an ordinance which requires drivers to give a three-foot buffer when passing bicyclists on city streets. The city council could take up the issue during their Monday meeting once a recommendation to support the proposal is reached by a council committee.