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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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What Happens If a Bicycle Accident is Caused By a Recalled Part?

Posted on: Thursday, May 16th, 2019

Unlike automobiles, bicycles use significantly less parts to function. This cuts down on the likelihood that a part will be faulty, but a single faulty part in a bicycle can cause the same danger as a faulty part in a car. This is why bike owners need to take the same care when a part […]

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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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Cycling Safety Laws: How a Simple Bicycle Turn Becomes Illegal

Posted on: Thursday, November 1st, 2018

Cycling Safety Laws While many state governments have taken steps to create laws specifically to keep cyclists safe, thanks to some very careful wording, you will find that laws can still find a way to wedge cyclists in if they should happen to do something wrong. Turning Laws A prime case of this is when […]

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