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Tag: Bicycle Law

Bicycle Clearance Laws

Posted on: Friday, June 28th, 2019

Many states have laws requiring motorists to keep a safe distance when passing bicycles on the road. Where these laws exist, the distance is usually three feet. Some places require more. There’s no doubt that keeping a reasonable distance is necessary for safety. The question is how much these bicycle clearance laws help. Inadequate clearance is a […]

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Is Your City Bikeable?

Posted on: Thursday, May 23rd, 2019

If you ride in your city, you may think it has pretty decent bikeability. After all, you get around alright. However, not every city that people ride their bike in is considered bikeable. In fact, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has a checklist for local riders to access the bikeability of their town. This checklist covers […]

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Should You Wear Headphones While Cycling?

Posted on: Thursday, January 3rd, 2019

Headphones While Cycling There is no question as to the legality of wearing headphones while driving a car – you can’t. However, the legality of wearing headphones while cycling is a little more grey. There may be a few local ordinances that prevent it, but for the most part, it is perfectly legal to do […]

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Texting and Cycling: Can You Use Your Cell Phone While Riding?

Posted on: Thursday, December 20th, 2018

Texting Laws By now, everyone should be fully informed of the dangers that come with texting and driving. So much so, that many states have now made it illegal to drive a car and use your cell phone. However, does that law extend to cycling? Surprisingly, not always. While some states have put in place laws […]

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Do Law Enforcement Have a Biased in Cycling Accidents?

Posted on: Friday, December 7th, 2018

Cycling Accidents Everyone likes to think that when an officer arrives on the scene of an accident, they look at the whole situation with an objective eye to best gather the facts of an accident. While there are certainly some officers that do this, when it comes to cycling accidents, it is no secret that […]

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