November 27, 2015
After decades of ignoring the rights of their ever-growing cycling communities, Montana legislature has finally updated their ancient bicycling statutes that failed to clearly define what rights were afforded to cyclists. Among the changes to the laws include no further requirement for coaster brakes or six-foot orange flags on any road bicycles, two prime examples of how previous Montana bicycle laws showed their age. The updated laws officially went into effect in October and have gone a long way to ensure a safer cycling experience in the state.
Following in the treads of bicycle laws around the country, a number of amendments have been made, but several key additions have Montana cyclists thrilled.
Although these new laws are a big step in the right direction, bicycle advocates still feel that it is not quite enough. The new laws still neglect crucial safety requirements for cyclists in terms of their interaction with motorist, leaving both open to accident, injury, and tricky legal action. Have you ever had a cycling accident due the negligence or malicious action of another motorist that refused to share the road in the state of California? Then you may be due legal compensation for your pain and medical expenses, contact us today to see what we can do for you.