Colorado Introduces New Bicycle Safety Signage

Colorado Introduces New Bicycle Safety Signage


Colorado Introduces New Bicycle Safety Signage


We have all seen the “Share The Road” signs designed to promote motorist/cyclist safety. This message has been around for some time and could be getting a little stale.

The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is set to begin installing new bike-focused signage across the state. According to a press release from CDOT, the new message will be focused on reminding motorists of some of the rules of the road. The sign reads “STATE LAW: motorists must give bicycles 3 ft clearance“. This refers to the clearance required when motorists are passing cyclists on the road.

According to the press release, the idea is to stress the legal requirement when passing a bike. The old “Share The Road” campaign plays on motorists and cyclists having a sense of etiquette to coexist on roadways. The new signage quite blatantly points out exactly what the law says on the matter.

According to a statistic from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, almost 900 cyclists were killed in traffic in 2019. 2% of motor vehicle deaths are cyclists. This is a sobering reminder to put down the phone and keep your eyes on the road.

Images From: Illinois State Police Facebook Page, KKTV 11

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