May 28, 2018
As the warm weather starts taking over, more and more people will be out riding bicycles. Whether it is for transportation purposes, recreational or for exercise, cycling grows more popular each and every year. With the growing number of cyclists on the road, it is important as a cyclist and as a driver to know the rules of the road for bicycles. These laws vary by state so it is important to know the laws in your state. Most states have some sort of helmet law. There are also many states that have a law regarding a safe passing distance. If you are in a motor vehicle and are passing a bicycle, you should know if you are allowed to pass and what distance should be between you and the bicyclist. Most states agree that when traveling on the road, a cyclist is treated as a motor vehicle and should follow all motor vehicle laws and signs, such as, stopping at stop signs, traveling on the right side of the road and proper signaling. Some states do not allow cyclists to travel on sidewalks. Lastly, there are also many states that have laws regarding cycling in groups, whether you must travel single file or if you can ride side by side.
Given the rising number of cyclists on the road, there is also a growth in cycling accidents. This could consist of an accident with a motor vehicle, another cyclist or even a pedestrian. According to the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration, in 2016, 2.2% of all traffic related fatalities were cyclists. Therefore, it is important to know the rules of the road. We should all strive to make the road safer for everyone. However, if you have been hurt in a cycling accident, it is also important to speak to a lawyer who knows the cycling laws in your state.
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