The Wyoming Highway Patrol is reminding motorists of a new law on passing bicyclists that took effect July 1.

The law requires allowing a three foot safety zone when passing bicyclists. The law measures the distance from the right side of the car, and the three foot zone includes the vehicle mirror and anything else that sticks out from the right side of the vehicle.

A patrol spokesman wants motorists to know the law will be enforced on Wyoming highways But the patrol is also reminding bicyclists that they must obey all traffic laws and do everything possible to keep themselves safe when riding.