Watch Out For Cyclists!

More and more we are seeing bicyclists on our city streets. Unfortunately, we are also seeing more bicyclists injured in motor vehicle collisions. In the State of Arkansas, safely passing a cyclist requires a minimum distance of three feet between the side of the car and the cyclist overtaken (Arkansas Code Annotated § 27-51-311). If this law is violated and it results in injury, the driver of the car will not just be liable for the cyclist’s injuries, but also can receive a criminal fine up to $1,000. Automobile insurance won’t cover a criminal fine.

This is a reminder from to know the law and stay safe!