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L.A. drafts anti-bicyclist harassment law

November 10, 2010 12:00:00 AM PST
Bicyclists in Los Angeles may soon have new protection from harassment.City Council attorneys have begun drafting an ordinance that would make it a civil violation to harass or threaten a bike rider.

It would also let them file for damages.

Currently, bicyclists who are taunted or threatened can't always seek monetary compensation if they aren't physically harmed.

That would change under the new proposal.