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.http://www.ottawasun.com/2016/06/21/drivers-must-heed-new-one-meter-bike-law