A bill that passed the state assembly would require drivers to keep four feet of space between their car and cyclists on the road.

 

Ocean City Boardwalk, oceancity-nj.com

Violators of this bill would be fined $100 and $500, and if a driver actually hits a cyclist, they would be fined an extra $500.

While it's important to keep everyone on the road safe, is this bill really necessary? Many argue that it's impossible for cops to keep track of drivers exact distances from bicyclists. They also feel that drivers can use their own judgment to decide what is a safe amount of space to keep away from cyclists.

Others feel that the increasing amount of car and bike accidents justifies the need for this bill.

Do we need a bill to protect cyclists on the road?