COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- A new Ohio law requires drivers to allow at least 3 feet of space when passing bicyclists on the road, though some cyclists say it's tough to enforce and not a strong enough deterrent to cars zipping past too closely.
Columbus, along with some other cities in Ohio, already had similar requirements.
The measure that takes effect Tuesday adds the specific 3-foot passing provision to Ohio law, which previously required allowing a generic "safe distance."
The Plain Dealer reports Ohio joins more than half the states in the country in setting that specification as part of law to help protect bicyclists.
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