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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…

   

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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.

October 21, 2019

Bicycle Hit-and-Run Accidents

Around 2100 people die from hit-and-run accidents each year, and hit-and-Run crashes have been on the rise in the past decade climbing a staggering 62 percent from 2009. Experts can only speculate why the numbers have trended so high, but many agree that it’s in part because of an increase in distracted driving and the perceived penalty for getting caught is greater if the underlying cause of the accident was the fault of the driver.

Cyclists are especially vulnerable to a hit-an-run accident because of their low visual profile and the lack of protection that comes from riding a…

   

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 20, 2019

SFMTA Approves Ambitious “Better Market Street” Project

San Franciscans soon won’t be able to drive on one of the city’s major thoroughfares.

On October 15, 2019, San Francisco’s Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) approved a bold plan that will prohibit private vehicles from using Market Street. Amazingly, this “Better Market Street” project passed without one dissenting vote.

Local leaders believe the transformation of Market Street will show the world how urban planners can support more eco-friendly modes of transportation (e.g. e-scooters and bikes). Lawmakers also believe the increased foot traffic will help struggling Market Street businesses.

According to the SFMTA’s timetable, the Better Market project should be…

   

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 20, 2019

New California Law Gives Money for Old Cars to Buy Ebikes

A bill signed into law on September 10, 2019, by the governor of California allows residents to turn in their old gas-guzzling, carbon emitting automobiles in for a voucher to buy an ebike or pedal bike. Vouchers for old cars isn’t new as a previous program gave vouchers to purchase electric cars and other “mobility options.”

The program is called Clean Cars 4 All Program and it provides a voucher of $5,000 to $9,500 to car owners who turn in their 2004 or older cars to purchase certain electric or hybrid cars or a pre-loaded rideshare car, and is…

   

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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