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November 20, 2019

How to Avoid Accidents Cycling on Highways in Bay Area

Cycling is becoming a popular alternative to driving in many Bay Area cities, and this trend looks to increase in the future. Cities in the region are putting in more bike paths and lanes and have plans for many more in the future.

However, not all roads are going to get bike lanes and the further the road is outside the urban areas, the less likely it will be to have a bike lane added.

This puts many cyclists riding the two-lane highways that connect the area’s towns and cities. This puts cyclists at a greater risk due to the higher…

   

Please be aware that these case results do not constitute a guarantee, warranty, or prediction regarding the outcome of your legal matter. Every case is different and case values turn on small facts and differences. Thus, the results achieved on one case do not necessarily mean the attorney will achieve the same result, or a similar result, even for a case which may have some similarities.

November 11, 2019

Can Cyclists Ride in the Middle of the Road in Sacramento?

When a cyclist is riding in the street and not in a bike lane or on the right side of the lane, who has the right-of-way, the cyclist or a motor vehicle driver? This question confuses a lot of drivers and cyclists both, but the answer is fairly simple.

Under California law, a bike is considered a “vehicle” for the purposes of vehicle codes and rights-of-way. This means a cyclist can get a ticket for violating the state’s traffic laws just like the driver of a motor vehicle. It also means that a cyclist can ride in the street with…

   

Please be aware that these case results do not constitute a guarantee, warranty, or prediction regarding the outcome of your legal matter. Every case is different and case values turn on small facts and differences. Thus, the results achieved on one case do not necessarily mean the attorney will achieve the same result, or a similar result, even for a case which may have some similarities.

November 04, 2019

E-Bikes Allowed on all Marin County Pathways

The Marin County Board of Supervisors approved a number of amendments to the Marin County Code that includes allowing e-bikes on all of the county’s multi-use paved pathways. The vote was taken after a September 24, 2019, hearing on the amendments which were recommended by the Marin County Parks and Open Space Commission.

The commission concluded that the changes would help alleviate road congestion, help reduce greenhouse emissions and promote alternative transportation.

Previous objections to allowing e-bikes focused on the safety of pedal cyclists and pedestrian. E-bikes were relatively unknown and some of the concerns were the number of e-bikes that…

   

Please be aware that these case results do not constitute a guarantee, warranty, or prediction regarding the outcome of your legal matter. Every case is different and case values turn on small facts and differences. Thus, the results achieved on one case do not necessarily mean the attorney will achieve the same result, or a similar result, even for a case which may have some similarities.

October 25, 2019

Petaluma Bike Accidents with Big Rigs

The scores of big rigs traveling on our nation’s streets and highways pose a problem for cyclists because of the size and weight difference. A fully loaded big rig can weigh as much as 80,000 lbs, which is 400 times heaver than the average bike and rider.

This means that even a small bump can be devastating to the cyclist. This fact was made apparent recently in Petaluma.

Petaluma Cyclist Killed in Collision with Big Rig

On Wednesday, October 13, 2019, around 12:20 p.m., a cyclist was hit from behind by a semi-truck at U.S. 101 on Lakeville Street. Police at the…

   

Please be aware that these case results do not constitute a guarantee, warranty, or prediction regarding the outcome of your legal matter. Every case is different and case values turn on small facts and differences. Thus, the results achieved on one case do not necessarily mean the attorney will achieve the same result, or a similar result, even for a case which may have some similarities.

October 24, 2019

Marijuana DUI and Bicycle Accidents

Marijuana has been legal in California for recreational use since late 2016, and this is bad news for cyclists. According to a Forbes article, drugs have now outpaced alcohol as a primary factor in DUI fatalities.

In 2016, 44 percent of fatally-injured drivers tested positive for drugs—up from 28 percent in 2006. While alcohol DUI fatalities dropped from 41 percent to 38 percent. Of all the drug impaired fatalities, marijuana was present in half of these.

Weed Impairment and Bicycle Accidents

Cyclists are especially vulnerable to serious injuries and fatalities when struck by motor vehicles. This is primarily because of the…

   

Please be aware that these case results do not constitute a guarantee, warranty, or prediction regarding the outcome of your legal matter. Every case is different and case values turn on small facts and differences. Thus, the results achieved on one case do not necessarily mean the attorney will achieve the same result, or a similar result, even for a case which may have some similarities.

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