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Eye On Boise

Bills aim for bike safety

Here's a news item from the AP:  BOISE, Idaho (AP) — An Idaho legislator wants to make roads safer for bicyclists. Boise Democrat Sen. Elliot Werk introduced four bills Thursday that would penalize rash bicyclists and drivers with a $75 fine. The Senate Transportation Committee voted to introduce all the bills and will likely hold full discussions on them. The bills penalize drivers who harass bikers or who drive within three feet of a person on a bicycle. They also punish bicyclists who hold up cars behind them or who speed through crosswalks. One bill bans bikes without stopping brakes. Werk, who often bikes to work himself, says the bills were prompted by three bicyclist deaths in Boise last year and another in Twin Falls.

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