American cyclists hit back over plans to make hi-vis clothing compulsory

Iowa senate also coming close to banning speed cameras

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Cyclists in the US state of Iowa have reacted with anger after a bill that was originally designed to improve safety by making drivers change lanes to overtake cyclists has been altered with an amendment that would make it compulsory for cyclists to wear hi-vis clothing.

The HF 2341 bill was introduced to the state legislature earlier in February as a way of improving cyclists' safety by forcing drivers to move onto the other side of the road when overtaking.

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