DES MOINES, Iowa - The Iowa Senate approved a "Bill of Rights" for bicyclists Thursday that backers said gives them additional protections as they squeeze onto roads with cars and trucks.
Sen. Matt McCoy, D-Des Moines, said eight to 10 people a year are killed in accidents between cars and bicycles.
"You do have a problem and we should spend some time on it," said McCoy. "It's not a perfect bill and we'll be back here in a year or two addressing some other issues.
The Senate approved the measure on a 30-17 vote, sending it to the House and an uncertain future.
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