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-Posted On October 31, 2009 In Negligent Driving-

Is Texting While Driving Dangerous?

Wisconsin State senators are set to begin debate Tuesday whether to ban texting while driving for people under age 18. Wisconsin would become the tenth state with such a law if it passes. The 18 states which currently ban texting while driving are Arizona, California, Colorado (eff. 12/09), Connecticut, District of Colombia, Illinois (eff. 1/10), Louisiana, Maryland, Minnesota, New Hampshire (eff. 1/10), New Jersey, New York (eff. 11/09), Oregon (eff. 1/10), Tennessee, Utah, Virginia, and Washington Why is texting while driving so dangerous? While every phone is different and every person is different, driving schools and law enforcers agree that…
-Posted On October 14, 2009 In Bikes and California Law-

Bikes, California Law, and You

I was recently reminded that many California bicyclists are not well-versed in bike law. For example, many understand that a public entity would not be liable-that is, be responsible for personal injuries-to a person who participates in a hazardous recreational activity. (Govt. Code sec. 831.7(a).) Hazardous recreational activity is defined as bicycle racing or jumping, mountain biking and the like. However, what most may not know is that the public entity can be liable if it fails to warn of a dangerous condition, if the damage or injury occurred when permission to participate was granted for a specific fee, or…
-Posted On September 17, 2008 In San Francisco Motorcycle Attorneys in the News-

San Francisco Motorcycle Attorneys Launch New Bike Accident Website

San Francisco Bay Area Attorneys Choulos Choulos and Wyle are proud to announce the release of our bike focused website relating to bicycle and motorcycle accident topics. We would appreciate your feedback. Please click here to visit our website: San Francisco Motorcycle Accident Attorney
-Posted On September 12, 2007 In Dangerous Intersections-

Bicyclists Strike Back

The San Francisco bicycling community is in an uproar after the latest truck bicycle crash which occurred this last Monday, in which a woman was struck by a truck while her bicycle at the intersection of Octavia and Market Streets in San Francisco. The truck driver was making an illegal right hand turn, and fled the scene without stopping. He was later stopped by police and cited for the illegal right turn. The San Francisco Bicycle Coalition held a demonstration Friday to demand that the City fix what they call a “dangerous situation” at the intersection and freeway on-ramp. The…
-Posted On August 29, 2007 In Bicycle Injuries-

Teenager suffers head injury during bicycle accident.

Last Wednesday, a teenage Vallejo boy suffered a head injury when his bicycle collided with a car. The boy was riding southbound on Laurel Street, and then struck the front of a car as he attempted to turn east on Reis Avenue. The youth was not wearing protective gear or a helmet. While the cause of the accident is still unknown, speed does not appear to be a factor. This is yet another example of the importance of wearing a helmet while cycling, which likely could have prevented this bicyclist’s head injury. For more information, visit:http://www.timesheraldonline.com/ci_6250857 For more information…
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