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-Posted On January 13, 2023 In Bicycle Community,Bikes and California Law-

Do Cyclists Need to Stop for Stop Signs?

In California, cyclists are free to share the road with motorists, except in places where it is prohibited. Bikes are considered vehicles, and many traffic laws apply specifically to cyclists. However, there is often confusion regarding what a bicycle can and cannot do on the road. As a cyclist, you have the same rights and responsibilities as a motorist. You must always follow the rules of the road—including stopping for stop signs and red lights. Not only is this the law, but obeying traffic signs can help significantly reduce the risk of an accident.  California Cyclists Are Required to Stop…
-Posted On November 28, 2022 In Bicycle Accidents-

Who’s Liable in Bicycle Accidents Caused by Poor Road Conditions?

In San Francisco, cyclists face a lot of hazards. Negligent drivers, dangerous dogs, and even poor weather can contribute to a sudden injury or accident. In some cases, poor road conditions may also lead to a bicycle collision. From loose gravel and poorly designed roads to potholes and debris from recent storms, cyclists can easily lose control when encountering dangerous roads. If you were injured in a bicycle accident caused by poor road conditions, you may be eligible for legal action. In this situation, the government agency responsible for maintaining the road would be responsible for paying for the injuries…
-Posted On November 10, 2022 In Bicycle Accident,Bikes and California Law-

Can a Cyclist Use a Handheld Mobile Phone While Riding?

Texting and driving is an undoubtedly dangerous practice. Using a mobile phone takes your eyes, hands, and mind off of this important act, which can heighten the risk of an accident. In fact, this practice is illegal in California. Many people wonder if this rule extends to other road activities too, like riding a bicycle. While many states have laws that expressly prohibit texting and cycling, California has no such statute in place. Although it is legal for a cyclist to use a mobile phone while riding, however, this practice can be very dangerous. If you are involved in an…
-Posted On October 20, 2022 In Motorcycle Accidents,Motorcycle Community-

Who Pays for Medical Bills After a Motorcycle Accident?

As a motorcyclist, you risk getting into an accident every time you head out on the road. From unsafe road conditions to dangerously negligent drivers, motorcyclists are vulnerable to serious injuries and collisions. If you find yourself in this situation, you could face significant financial hardship, physical pain, and emotional suffering. In California, the person or entity who caused your accident is financially responsible for your damages. The liable party is required to pay for your medical bills, as well as lost wages, property damage, and other losses. To find the defendant, you will need to determine who was at…
-Posted On October 10, 2022 In Bicycle Community,Bikes and California Law-

The Three Feet Rule Bicycle Law in California

It’s no secret that cyclists are extremely vulnerable to injuries on the road. From distracted drivers to motorists who fail to yield the right of way, many hazards could lead to a bicycle accident. To help reduce the risk of these incidents, California has passed several important bicycle laws, including the Three Feet for Safety Act. The three feet bicycle passing law helps protect cyclists from accidents caused by drivers who follow too closely. This law requires all motorists to give cyclists at least three feet of clearance from any part of their vehicles.  An Overview of the Three Feet…
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