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Silent Sports Magazine Bicycling Article

"But those that do tend to “involve drivers who never see the bicyclist,” said Clay Griessmeyer, an attorney in Madison who specializes in representing cyclists. “A lot of drivers are only looking for large car-size objects and do things like roll through right turns, fail to stop when leaving a driveway or turn left in front of bikers going straight.” Griessmeyer said distracted driving is a serious problem. “A huge number of people talk on phones, text, check GPS and e-mail behind the wheel,” he said. A state law against texting while driving will go into effect December 1. Drivers also need to be made aware they are required to maintain a minimum of three feet of space between them and a bicyclist when passing, Griessmeyer said. He said close calls happen all too frequently, especially in congested areas."