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If you park your car on the street, you'll be soon be fined if a bicycle runs into your door as you get out.

Both houses of the Wisconsin Legislature voted Tuesday to put the onus on motorists to watch out for bikes when they park and not the other way around.


The Assembly and Senate both passed the measure on voice votes and sent it to Gov. Jim Doyle, who's expected to sign it.

Hundreds of bicyclists showed up at the Capitol to push for the bill.

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