Witkos thinks Connecticut's law is too vague and he believes we should adopt legislation similar to what they have in New York.
That state's statute specifies that "bicyclists can ride two abreast except when being overtaken by motor vehicles, and then they have to ride single file," Witkos explains.
Witkos admits this whole single-file cycling thing doesn't strike him as a huge issue. He says he never, in his 28 years as a cop enforcing traffic laws, ever gave a ticket to a cyclist.
He thinks a big part of the trouble is that far too many people don't understand the laws governing bikers and cars. Motorists may not know that bikers have a right to ride on the roads, cyclists may not know they have a responsibility to respect the rights of car drivers, and even police "may not be aware of what the law is," Witkos adds.
And he's still shaking his head about how upset lots of people are about this whole thing.
"I'm not trying to restrict or take anybody's rights away," he insists.