Missouri's Bike Safety Legislation Works

The League of American Bicyclists American Bicyclists update, distributed to thousands of bicyclists across the country, recently led off with this item:

Bike Safety Legislation Works
Missouri recently passed bicycle safety legislation, and it is already having a noticeable effect: Cyclist Jon Cunningham of Fort Leonard Wood, Mo. was riding at the fort when the mirror of a passing car hit him. Because the new law requires motorists to leave a safe distance when passing a bicyclist, the driver of the vehicle was fined $1,000. To read more, click here. To see copies of the Missouri state statutes regarding bicyclists and pedestrians, click here.