Drivers must heed new 'one-metre' bike law
Ottawa & Region
Ottawa Sun

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By Aidan Cox, Ottawa Sun, June 21, 2016

A sonar device sounds almost too high-tech to accompany the bells and mirrors usually mounted on a bike’s handle bars.

Ottawa police, however, were using them on their bicycles Thursday to educate drivers about a recently enacted law designed to protect cyclists sharing the road with cars.

“Right now (the sonar device) is set to one metre. When a vehicle passes within that distance, an alarm will go off and Const. (Garth) Faubert will know that they’ve breached that distance,” said Const. Craig Barlow.